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2,192 New Students Enrol In USIM

Last update: 07/09/2017
NILAI, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- As many as 2,192 new students of the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) moved into their hostels last Tuesday.

Of these, 1,578 were female students while the rest were male, including six international students from Indonesia, Singapore and Gambia.

"The number of new students who registered this year has increased from the 2,067 last year. This year, USIM received 23,069 applications from students to further their studies in nine faculties in USIM," its vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Dr. Musa Ahmad said.

He was speaking at the mandate and student oath-taking ceremony for the 2017/2018 academic session at USIM here today.

Also present were Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, who is also USIM Mentor Minister, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, as well as chairman of the USIM Board of Directors Professor Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak.

He said the Faculty of Science and Technology recorded the highest number of new students (458), followed by the Faculty of Economics and Muamalat (396), Faculty of Quranic and Sunnah Studies (340), Faculty of Leadership and Management (303), Faculty of Syariah and Law (288), Faculty of Major Languages Studies (224), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (80), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (68) and Faculty of Dentistry (35).

Musa said Islamic studies could help produce a generation of students who are resilient emotionally and physically in facing the challenges of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) and the 4.0 Industrial Revolution Era.

Meanwhile, autistic student Ahmad Zahiruddin Zailani, 21, from Bangi, Selangor said he applied for the bachelor degree course in Quranic Studies with Multimedia to study computers and enhance his knowledge of Quranic recitals.

"I chose this programme with the support of my parents because I am interested in both areas and not many public universities offered computer studies and religion in one programme," he said.

Nurul Husna Mohamad Dali, 19, from Kuala Selangor was also grateful for being able to study accountancy as well as improve her knowledge of religion.

Nurul Husna who suffers a leg handicap, hopes to become a lecturer one day.

-- BERNAMA