UKM-AKPK Introduce First Personal Financial Management Module for University Students
By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Ikhwan Hashim
BANGI, 30 October 2016 – UKM is the first public university in Malaysia to introduce the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency’s (AKPK) Personal Financial Management Module through its CITRA programme.
UKM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali said the strategic partnership through the implementation of the module is very relevant and timely, especially in efforts to better prepare students to meet the demands of present-day changes.
“The module is an initiative to create awareness on the importance of personal financial management to UKM students and staff, in view of the increasing problem associated with financial management.
“Besides that, the course will also give exposure to students on financial management method and how to make a good financial decision,” he after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKM and AKPK, recently.
“We will also provide education and financial training to all UKM staff and will also carry out Training of Trainers to prospective instructors for this course,” he explained.
Meanwhile, AKPK Chief Executive Officer Azaddin Ngah Tasir said AKPK found that the financial education should begin early, especially at higher education level as a measure to overcome the difficulty of repaying loan.
He said the module is to ensure that the students are equipped with knowledge of financial management at the university level.
“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to work with UKM especially in creating awareness to the students and staff of UKM about the importance of financial education,” he said.