Pekan, 15th March – Representatives from Grand Ta’lim Olam, Uzbekistan had paid a visit to the Center for Modern Languages and Human Sciences (CMLHS). The representatives were the institute director himself, Mr Muzaffar Sattiyev and other delegations including Mr Ihlosiddin Urmanov (Deputy Director of Research & Development), Mr Azimjon Qodirov (Deputy Director of English Language Course), Mr Murod Sakhaev (Chief of Media) and Mr Umidjon Yorkulov who acted as the Head of Department of International Affair. Their presence was escorted by one of the staff from CMLHS, Dr Fatkhiddin Mansurov.
GTO is an NGO academic institute in Uzbekistan which provides opportunities for long-term and short-term study period for courses like English, Arabic, and Russian languages. It also provides semi-professional courses in Architecture, Interior Design, and Web Programming.
The sole purpose of the visit was to discuss academic cooperation prospects between UMP and GTO. Suggestions of activities were decided with Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering FCSSE and CMLHS:
1. Summer Program (Edulingual Program)
2. Academic Collaboration - sending expertise (FCSSE) for teaching Web Programming & Web Design
3. Staff Exchange
4. Training of GTO Staff (Arabic & English Language)
5. Sending student / staff to further study at UMP
Apart from the dean, the meeting also involved Dr. Munira Abdul Razak (Deputy Dean of Academic), Associate Professor Dr. Zuraina Ali (Deputy Dean of Research & Studies of Graduates) as well as Associate Professor Dr. Hasan Ahmad (Head of Human Sciences Program), Dr. Noor Raha Binti Mohd Radzuan (Head of Department of English Language) and Mr. Faisal Jusoh (Senior Assistant Registrar) as well.
In addition to the discussions made, the Institute Director of GTO had also grabbed the opportunity to share his experiences as well as bringing in samples of handcrafts and attires used by the Uzbeks.
After the discussion was over, the representatives of GTO were brought to UMP Chancellery building for the sigining of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UMP and GTO. The Vice Chancellor of UMP, YH. Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim was present in the ceremony. Among the VIPs, there were also Profesor IR Dr. Wan Azhar Bin Wan Yusoff (Deputy-Vice Chancellor of UMP), YH. Professor Dato' Dr. Yuserrie Bin Zainuddin (Deputy-Vice Chancellor Students’ Affairs and Alumni), Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Ridzuan Bin Darun (Registrar), Associate Professor Dr. Muhammad Nubli Bin Abdul Wahab as the Dean of CMLHS, Associate Professor Ts Dr. Mohamad Fadli Bin Zokipli as the Dean of FCSSE and Dr. Nik Aloesnita Binti Nik Mohd Alwi as the Director of International Office.
During the ceremony, YH. Professor Dato’ Sri Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim had tried on the traditional outfits brought by the representatives. It was an act of gratitude towards the willingness and effort of GTO for coming and contributing a cooperation with UMP.
It was hoped that with the presence of Mr. Muzaffar Sattiyev and his delegation in CMLHS, new doors will be opened for a successful collaboration between GTO and UMP. The CMLHS was thankful and really appreciated the visit from Mr Muzaffar Sattiyev and his delegation.