Arau - Center of Excellence Geopolymer & Green Technology (CEGeoGTech), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) continued its glory when three of its researchers were selected to receive international research funding after a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed with an educational institution in Makassar, Indonesia.

UniMAP is represented by the Vice Chancellor, Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal and Makassar State University (UNM) is represented by his Deputy Rector, Prof. Dr. Gufran Darma Dirawan at The Third International Conference on Mathematics, Sciences, Technology, Education and Their Applications in conjunction with The First International Symposium on Green Materials and Technology at the university recently.

Also present at the conference was the manager of CEGeoGTech, Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah.

Mustafa Al Bakri said UniMAP will use its research expertise while UNM will act as research financier later.

"UniMAP has also signed such an agreement with several other countries including India, Vietnam, Australia, Romania," he added.

In relation to this research, three female researchers were selected by UNM.

"The selected researchers; Dr. Rafiza Abdul Razak; Dr. Farah Farhana Zainal and Dr. Norazian Mohamed Noor are from CEGeoGTech. They are also lecturers at the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK),” he continued.

Mustafa Al Bakri also added that the collaboration also took particular emphasis on staff and student exchange, dual program offering, research partnership, and journal publishing.

Meanwhile, at the same conference, over 170 lecturers and students from universities around Makassar showed an interest in pursuing postgraduate studies at UniMAP after attending a briefing session on the university.

They express their admiration with the good facilities, experienced academic staff, high impact publications, and achievements and successes of UniMAP.

KANGAR, 24 September – 80 students registered as the inaugural batch of the Part-Time Study Programme at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) recently.

The students were registered in two programmes namely the Bachelor Degree of Electrical Systems Engineering and the Bachelor Degree of Electronics Engineering. 

The UniMAP Academic Management Dean Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Anuar Mat Safar said that offering the part-time study mode is one of UniMAP's initiatives to diversify its study programme and provide the opportunity for the working candidates to further their study.

“It is in-line with the government’s aspiration to promote life-long learning in all walks of life.

UniMAP offered the Part-Time Study Course once approval from the Senate had been given last May. As a start, approval was given to two Schools, namely the Schools of Electrical System Engineering and Microelectronics Engineering,” he said while giving a speech at the Part-Time Degree Programme Student Intake Ceremony at Dewan Keikhlasan UniMAP, recently.

Also present were the Dean for the School of Electrical System Engineering Dr. Haziah Abdul Hamid and the Dean of the School of Microelectronics Engineering Assoc. Prof.  Ir. Dr. Rizalafande Che Ismail.

He added that the part-time students will attend their classes at the Pauh Putra Campus and off-campus at Anjung Kulim.

“I hope that the two Schools will be pioneers in developing a specially designed curriculum structure by taking into consideration the academic qualifications and also the working experiences of the selected candidates,” he added.

Meanwhile Assistant Engineer at Hoya Eletronic Snd. Bhd. Abdullah Fikri Paharodzi, 33, said he had an ambition to further his study but due to the limitation of time and money he had to put his ambition on hold.

“I am thankful that my employer allows me to further my study and UniMAP  offers the course that I wanted. Also, the location is nearby,” said the School of Microelectronic Engineering student.

As for Guar Cempedak Tenaga Nasional Berhad Technical Head Boriyatol Afizah Tajudin, 41, who enrolled in the Electrical System Course, the opportunity to further his study is something that he had been waiting for.

“I believe that it is time for me to further my studies as the course offered by UniMAP suits my needs, is close by and affordable.

“In addition to that, from my observation the syllabus offered by UniMAP is really interesting and gives me confidence,” he added.

Pauh Putra, 20 Sept – A pair of twin siblings are greatly relieved as they have been enrolled into the same university and are now beginning the  Manufacturing Engineering programme at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).

Earlier, Noratiqah Mohd Izer secured a place at the engineering university during the first intake on August 28 while her twin sister Norafiqah enrolled in UniMAP yesterday.

Noratiqah explained that they had never been separated before. They even pursued the same Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Textile) programme at Politeknik Seberang Perai.

She said that at first the situation saddened them because they had to be separated but eventually felt relieved when Norafiqah managed to get a place at UniMAP in the same course during the second intake.

“My parents encouraged my twin sister to appeal for a place in UniMAP and praise Allah she also managed to enrol in the same course,” she said.

The daughters of an army veteran and a teacher, the ladies said that the good news lifted their spirits and motivated them to attend lectures at UniMAP. They hope they would be able quickly adapt being away from family.

“We are from Penang. It was never a problem when we were studying in Politeknik Seberang Perai because it was not far from home so being away this time would make us feel more comfortable if we studied at the same university and attended the same lectures,” she said.

UniMAP Vice Chancellor Dato' Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said that the second intake UniMAP received 393 new students who enrolled in Bachelor's Degree programmes for the 2018/2019 Academic Session while the university's first intake earlier greeted 2,198 new students.

He said that UniMAP welcomes the arrival of the new students and hopes that they will be able to adapt to the campus environment and attend their lectures comfortably.

A range of facilities have been provided by UniMAP and 100 percent of students stay at UniMAP's residential colleges therefore parents should not worry about renting accommodations and transportation, he said.

UniMAP Second Intake Reunites Twins

UniMAP Second Intake Reunites Twins

UniMAP Second Intake Reunites Twins

UniMAP Second Intake Reunites Twins

Padang Besar, 18 Sept – The storm that wreaked havoc upon nearly the entire state of Perlis yesterday caused a multitude of damages to residences and public infrastructure, affecting many areas.

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) via the Security Department, the Corporate Communications Unit, the Development Unit and the Volunteerism Club provided aid to one of the storm victims, namely Azleen Wahab, a staff of the UniMAP Security Department of UniMAP in Kampung Bawah Bukit, Chuping.

One of the volunteers, Yap Chee Hian, said he and 14 of his friends whose schedules were clear of lectures participated in the relief movement after being informed by the management.

“The Volunteerism Club consists of 93 people, and we are always ready whenever we are informed of a relief movement.

“Some of us are busy with the Orientation Week for the new second intake registration at the university today, but still we are excited to come and help,” he said.

The incident which occurred around 10 pm caused the roof of Azleen’s family home to be blown away. Additionally, the central part of the ceiling cracked and collapsed.

Azleen’s mother Latifah Kassim, 63, said that she and her family were watching television when they were surprised by the loud wind.

She said that everyone wondered what the very loud crash was and discovered upon checking outside that a roof had fallen in front of the house.

“It turned out that the roof from the rear part of the house was blown by the gale to the front. Thankfully no one was injured as the roof was heavy and made of timber,” she said when met.

Meanwhile, UniMAP Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal spent his time assessing the damaged incurred by the victim’s family.

According to Dr Zul Azhar, UniMAP provided assistance in cleaning and repairing damages through the Development Department and UniMAP volunteers.

“Around 40 staff and volunteers consisting of UniMAP students worked together to help to reduce the burden faced by Azleen’s family.

“Also, UniMAP also conveyed a donation via the UniMAP Disaster Fund to Azleen’s family for other damage repairs required,” he said.

Meanwhile it was reported that 56 houses from several villages and housing areas were damaged by the storm mainly from Mata Ayer, Bintong, Kayang, Beseri, Sena, Chuping, Kuala Perlis and Pauh.

In addition, 156 trees were reported to have been uprooted, blocking major roads and 55 cases of electrical outages had been also received due to the storm.

UniMAP Relief Movement 2018

UniMAP Relief Movement 2018

UniMAP Relief Movement 2018

UniMAP Relief Movement 2018