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UTeM Academic Awards Drive Success Of Academicans

Last update: 18/04/2017
MELAKA, April 17 (Bernama) --- The academic awards of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) 2016 is held every year to drive academicians achieve greater success in future.

UTeM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Shahrin Sahib hoped the prestigious awards which were introduced in 2009 would assist the government's efforts, namely the higher education ministry (KPT) to produce personalities of excellence.

"The award is an initiative to profile the quality of academicians from the aspects of leadership, work excellence, competence and models for the university," he told reporters Monday night.

Also present at the ceremony was UTeM board of director chairman, Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali.

Shahrin hoped the award would be a boost to lecturers to produce more innovative ideas in learning at international level in future.

"With various global challenges now and in the future, lecturers need to be innovative in producing ideas to address such challenges," he said.

He hoped candidates from UTeM would be selected to represent the university at the National Academic Award organised by the KPT each year.

Shahrin said since its establishment 17 years ago, UTeM had succeeded in achieving several successes, among them the setting up of a central e- Learning by KPT and many others.

Datuk Dr Mohd Nor Husain, who held the UTeM deputy vice-chancellor (academic) received the academic personality award and received a cash prize of RM8,000 with a trophy and certificate of appreciation.

He had served as an academician for 43 years and the university administration and hoped UTeM would continue to be the leading university in the country.

"For me, my contributions to UTeM is insignificant but the university appreciated my efforts to the institution.

"I hope UTeM academicians will continue to serve well and raise the image of the university and contribute to the nation," he said.

The award for Academician of Hope went to Electronic and Computer Engineering Faculty lecturer

G. Vigneswara who had supervised almost 30 projects from 2011 to 2016 and had six products filed for patent, as well as 11 products more for copyright status.

Meanwhile, Dr Nor Hidayah Mohamad of the Management and Technopreneur Faculty who used interactive approach and learning received the E-Learning Innovation award.

The special group award went to Nanum Village for the Cenwaey Penaney community education centre solar energy project which supplied 8KW of solar energy in the Orang Asli village in Kampung Ulu Tual, Kuala Lipis.

The Nanum Village group was headed by Dr Md Nazri Othman.

Assoc Professor Dr Zahriladha Zakaria of the Electronic and Computer Engineering Faculty received the award for producing journal papers and research award.

The award for Journal Papers Production was won by Dr Suhaimi Misha.

Meanwhile, Assoc Professor Dr Syed Najmuddin Syed Hasaan received the consolation prize for book publication in humanities and social science.

Hidayah Rahmalan received the consolation prize for teaching, Dr Effendi Mohamad also received the consolation award for book publication.

Each award recipient apart from the academic personality award received a cash prize of RM4,000 with trophy and certificate of participation.