Malaysian university embarks on a high-end TVET plan
TN Alagesh | NS Times
News Straits Times, Malaysia (2 December, 2020) - Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) is striving to further strengthen efforts in developing and expanding higher education by focusing on high-end Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The Malaysian state university has formulated a 2021-2025 Strategic Plan to improve the country's technical capabilities including offers of industry-driven academic programmes to produce holistic graduates.
The effort will focus on elements of exploring new knowledge through research and innovation, internationalisation and graduate entrepreneurship activities in related fields to improve the quality of education globally.
UMP vice-chancellor Prof Dr Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff stated that it will also focus on the cooperation between UMP and both local, and foreign industries to further enhance the technical capabilities of both parties.
It has been promised that equal attention will be given to other elements including UMP's financial sustainability and strengthening the university's ecosystem; and that there will be continuous initiatives towards making UMP a smart and sustainable campus that will benefit more than 12,000 students in the university.
Wan Azhar said with the ongoing efforts, he hopes it will pave the way for UMP to emerge as one of the young universities that will go on to play an important role in improving the country's technical capabilities.