Educational Institution Encouraged to be Innovative – Vice Chancellor
By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Shahiddan Saidi
PUTRAJAYA, 5 Jun 2017 – Educational Institutions need to be innovative in teaching and learning in order to produce innovative graduates, said UKM Vice-Chancellor Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.
He said in order to produce high calibre students, educational institution including preschools and secondary schools need to create an innovative education environment.
“The teaching and learning method at higher education institution like UKM has been redesigned to fit the needs of the new generation,” he said at the Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Lecture titled Pemerkasaan Modal Insan Memacu Negara Terbilang, recently.
He added that if we want to produce students who are competitive, educational institutions need to encourage them to compete each other.
“We talk about the tsunami of the education system. There would be a new interpretation, what is education?
“I imagine that education in the future would be more than just exam results.
“Students, I believe will decide what they want and this is important so that we can give them the confidence and space to be creative and innovative,” he said.
Other members of the forum panel includes UIAM Rector, Prof Dato’ Dr Zaleha Kamaruddin and Youth Parliament representativ, Shahril Sufian Hamdan.
The Forum was moderated by Sayed Mohd Sayed Munawar Mustar as moderator.
The programme officiated by Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
In his keynote, the Prime Minister announced that RM5 million has been allocated for Pertubuhan Legasi Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
He also announced the establishment of the Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Chair, which will be placed at one of the Malaysian public universities.