Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bravo UiTM. Keep up the good work and continue to do so.

UiTM or Mara Universiti of Technology (its initial was jokingly mentioned as Universiti Ini Tolong Melayu by some racist kiasu who are unsatisfied with the government's aim to help raise the education standard of the Malays) had been established in 1956. Ignore the racists kiasus because they would love to see an uneducated Bumiputera which they can ride on like a cow.

Who else will help the Malays if the government does not help them because other races including the racists kiasus who are rich will never lift a finger for someone who is not of their own race.

We have to study and continue to do so regardless of our age because Islam promotes studying and the importance of it even by the first verse Iqra which was given to our prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

UiTM is Malaysia's premier institution of higher learning that has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 1956. The university has expanded nationwide with 4 satellite campuses, 15 branch campuses, 9 city campuses and 19 affiliated colleges. With this vast network and a workforce of 15 000, the university offers more than 300 unparalleled academic programmes in a vibrant and inclusive environment. It is also home to almost 120,000 students comprising of only bumiputeras.

Therefore, the news in Bernama titled "UiTM offers needy workers diploma courses for free" dated 28th June 2010 is a good news indeed.

Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, the Higher Education Minister had announced that Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) if offering needy workers the chance to pursue diploma courses for free through long distance and off-campus programmes nationwide.

Eligible workers will have to undergo a pre-diploma programme first before they would be offered suitable diploma courses based on their results and will be opened to all needy workers regardless of age as part of the UiTM's corporate social responsibility (CSR).

60,000 new students registered at the UiTM this semester bringing the total number of students nationwide to 160,000.

UiTM enrolled about 5,000 students from poor families, who did not fare well in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) for a six-month pre-diploma programme for free at its campuses nationwide.

This programme should be continued every year so that poor students from needy family will have the chance for a betterment of their lives because only education will provide that for them.