Universiti Teknologi Mara Merbok
Universiti Teknologi Mara Merbok, Merbok is a mukim in Kuala Muda District, Kedah, Malaysia. The historical Bujang Valley is located here. It is also the location for the Universiti Teknologi MARA Kedah Campus (UiTM Merbok/Sungai Petani).
UiTM Kedah was officiated on 1st October 1997 by YB Tun Daim Zainuddin, the Finance Minister. It started its first operation in November 1997 with 162 students and 25 administrative staff. In consistent with the government’s objective and aspiration to develop the skills of Bumiputra in various fields, the university functions as a catalyst in developing the economic and education of the locals specifically in the state of Kedah and northern area. The establishment of this campus is based on the main plan which considers the maximum capacity of 7000 students.
|To establish UiTM as a premier university of outstanding scholarship and academic excellence capable of providing leadership to Bumiputeras’ dynamic involvement in all professional fields of world-class standards in order to produce globally competitive graduates of sound ethical standing.|
|To enhance the knowledge and expertise of Bumiputeras in all fields of study through professional programmes, research work and community service based on moral values and professional ethics.|
The campus spreads across a 350 acre ground in Mukim Bujang (between Semeling and Merbok), which is approximately 14 kilometers from Sungai Petani and was developed based on the approval of the 6th Malaysian Budget Plan with an amount of RM38.4 million.