UKM is offering MA and PhD through distance learning

MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2010 15:25

By Shahfizal Musa

BANGI, 20 September 2010 – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is   widening its part time executive study and distance learning programmes to include post graduate studies up to the PhD level in Islamic Studies, Education and Economy.

For a start over 100 students have enrolled for the post graduate programmes, said Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Ir. Dr.Hassan Basri (Academic and International Affairs) when representing the Vice Chanellor, Prof Tan Sri Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabuddin at the oath taking ceremony of the new students of the programme for the 2010- 2011 session here on Saturday (18 September).

A total of 914 new students for the part time and distance learning programmes took part in the ceremony.

This alternative learning programme was designed to give opportunities to people already employed to obtain higher qualifications, said Prof Hassan.

As a Research University, UKM has the responsibility to provide opportunities to these group to gain tertiary qualifications.

The availability of this alternative learning programme allow those committed to their work or have family commitments to continue their studies without having to leave their existing obligations.

In line with the 1 Malaysia concept, the Executive learning and distance learning programmes are offered to all Malaysians irrespective of race to enable them to gain quality education at the tertiary level, said Prof Hassan.

As of now 3,970 students are studying under this alternative learning mode of UKM.