Risk Management Adds Value To Graduates – Prof Noor Aziah
By Asmahanim Amir
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BANGI, 1 Oct 2015 – Practising Risk Management culture for students can make them more marketable when they later graduate and seek jobs.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and Alumni Affairs), Prof Datin Noor Aziah Mohd Awal said good risk management practice not only benefits students but also society and the country.
“It means that when the graduate enters the workforce, beside the specific degree, they also will bring together effective risk management culture and thus will increase graduate employability,” she said while delivering her speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Inter-University Explorisk 2015 here on September 16.
She said Risk management is important to ensure that each action performed is safe and does not present a problem with any individual.
She said every individual or organization has specific objectives and goals to be achieved every day.
“Each of the factors that hinder the objective is a risk. So, the programme will create awareness among students on the importance of risk management and encourage them to think creatively and critically to solve the problem,” she explained.
She said as a research university that aims to be a centre of knowledge leadership, competitive and technologically, UKM always focuses on risk management in all aspects of activities performed.
“It includes the activities of teaching, research, administration and community service involves a more conducive environment infrastructure,” she said.
Prof Noor Aziah stated it might still be early days for risk management in Malaysia, but it’s considered a serious and important aspect in most developed countries.
“So, we need to ensure that our country takes risk management culture seriously as we forge ahead to achieve developed country status,” she said.
With the theme ‘Your Risk, Your Responsibility’, the second edition of this programme has been bringing together students from several universities including University of Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Universiti Putra Malaysia, German Malaysian Institute, Poly-Tech Mara College and UKM.
Present at the launch were Director of Central Risk Management, Sustainability and Health (ROSH) UKM, Prof Dr Amran Ab Majid, Deputy Director of ROSH, Prof Dr Zaidi Isa, representative of the Takaful Malaysia Berhad and Marsh Insurance Brokers.