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mapum1UUM ONLINE: The 88th Public Universities Housing Council Malaysia (MAPUM) No. 1/2024 as well as the Student Accommodation Policy Workshop that lasted for three days at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), became a platform for public universities (UA) to share and exchange their views.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Chairman of the Public Universities Housing Council of Malaysia (MAPUM), Prof. Dr Mohd Sazili Shahibi, highlighted that the meeting and workshop which took place from the 5 to 7 March discussed issues related to student accommodation guidelines for UA.

"The MAPUM meeting serves as a platform for UAs to exchange views, evaluate and improve services regarding accommodation services for students especially at all public universities in Malaysia.

“This meeting is also regarded as having the potential to strengthen the relationship and cooperation between universities,” he said in the Co-Curricular Centre Meeting Room, recently.

Meanwhile, he also expressed his utmost appreciation to UUM, especially the Student Accommodation Centre (SAC) for their collaboration in ensuring the success of this meeting and workshop.

This meeting edition comprised all members of MAPUM from 20 public universities throughout Malaysia including, Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), dan International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Also in attendance were delegates from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM).

All MAPUM members were honoured at a dinner banquet at UUM EDC in celebratory ambience.

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dr Ahmad Martadha Mohamed, representing the host, warmly welcomed the delegations from all the public universities.

He was very pleased that UUM was the host for the MAPUM Meeting and Workshop, which lasted for three days here.

"The arrival of the delegation was warmly welcomed by the secretariat, and I am optimistic that the intended objectives of this meeting will be realised.

"I would like to extend an invitation to the delegations to revisit UUM in order to experience the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere that UUM offers during its Visit UUM Year 2024," he said.