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Permaisuri Johor Wants Alumni To Help Universities

Last update: 12/11/2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- The Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah says the university alumni needs to help and give back to their universities in an effort to empower education.

She said the university alumni would be a role model to students and their presence at the university would create a harmonious atmosphere and active academic environment.

"Even though you are an alumnus, go and visit the university where you gained knowledge and experience. Lend a helping hand and contribute whatever you can, regardless of whether it is material or human capital,"she said at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Royal Gala Dinner 2017 here today.

Raja Zarith Sofiah, who is also UTM chancellor, thanked contributors who helped the UTM to raise funds amounting to RM1.5 million to help underprivileged students through the UTMCares Fund, which was launched at the event.

She also expressed appreciation to corporate companies which were concerned and committed to assisting the university to make its academic agenda a success.

Raja Zarith Sofiah said the contribution was very meaningful to those in need because it provided an opportunity for academicians and students to carry out various scholarship activities without worrying about the costs, thus helping to boost the education and research sector in the country.

"The scholarship activities should also directly benefit the industry players,"she added.

The Permaisuri of Johor also praised the approach by the Higher Education Ministry which introduced the CEO@Faculty programme that could foster ties between the UTM and industry.