UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said, the SoL can start developing an action plan to place the school among the best in terms of the subjects offered as this recognition is a testament to the quality of the law programme offered at SoL.
Prof. Dato' Seri added that, as a university with a strong focus on the management and business subjects, UUM has to compete with other universities that offer pure science programmes.
"Nevertheless, this should not be regarded as an obstacle that can hinder our ability to compete with other universities. For instance, we can work on improving our rankings by subject for the academic programmes offered at this university. The SoL can work towards placing the academic programmes in the top 100 or 200 in the world rankings by subject especially for the Bachelor of Philosophy, Law and Business- BPLB (Hons.) programme which was conceived from the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) programme offered at Oxford University.
“This is one way for the university to remain competitive and stay ahead among other institutions of higher learning and this will also help to improve the university rankings, said Prof. Dato' Seri during a Hi-Tea session at Seminar Hall A, Convention Centre, UUM yesterday.
Dato' Seri Vice-Chancellor proposed that the SoL should start looking for good collaborative partners to accomplish this goal and produce more visible and agile graduates that are sought after by potential employers upon graduation.
"In addition, law students must equip themselves with in-depth knowledge of other disciplines such as leadership, business, persuasive powers of the English language and participate in oratory activities including debates. Law students must also maintain high ethical standard and integrity," he added.
The Hi-Tea session was organised by the SoL to celebrate the success of the LLB programme in obtaining the recognition from the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board for the Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons.) in April.
With this recognition, the students are exempted from undergoing 3 training courses to obtain the Certificate of Completion. The three courses are:Training Programme on Conveyancing Practice, Drafting Pleadings and Opinion Writing. The training courses are organised by the Malaysian Bar Council.
Also in attendance at the Hi-Tea session were the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of UUM COLGIS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Haji Abdul Ghani; Dean of SoL, Dr. Zainal Amin Ayub; Dean of Ghazali Shafiee Graduate School of Government, Prof. Dr. Mohd Kamarulnizam Abdullah and students of LLB and BPLB programmes.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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