Universiti Utara Malaysia Distance Learning
Universiti Utara Malaysia Distance Learning, distance learning is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom.
At undergraduate level distance learning usually means students engaging with learning materials at home or work.
- These materials are produced by the university, college or learning provider and are either sent directly to the student or more usually today accessed via the internet.
- Tutorial support is provided via a virtual learning environment, telephone, email or other electronic means.
- There may be occasional face-to-face encounters with tutors and attendance at week-long summer schools.
UUM ONLINE: Graduates of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Distance Learning Programme (PJJ) who successfully completed their studies were honoured at a special dinner banquet in conjunction with the 29th UUM Convocation, held at the EDC Hotels & Resorts last night.
The dinner banquet was held in honour of the 1078 UUM PJJ 2016 graduates who would be receiving their respective scrolls at the final session of the 29th UUM Convocation.
Speaking at the event, UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak congratulated all the successful PJJ students who would soon be referred to as UUM graduates.
According to him the success of the PJJ graduates would indeed be momentous and motivational to friends and other relatives because the challenges as PJJ students are far greater compared to full-time students.
“Graduates ought to be happy with this success because recalling back the learning process as a student, of course, there were greater challenges and obstacles which you encountered mainly in dividing time between work, family and education,” he said at the ceremony.
He added that the chance of Lifelong Learning (LLL) provided by the government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) is one of the important agenda outlined by the government to improve the standard of education and human capital in order to mould Malaysia to become a developed and high income nation by 2020.
“The government provides many learning opportunities to ensure that people can access knowledge resources through a variety of methods and approaches.
For example through the implementation of an initiative called the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), which provides opportunities for individuals to pursue higher education through their life and working experiences , training, independent study, volunteer work, hobbies and others.
The opportunities provided by the government should be seized upon by the graduands in order to obtain the educational opportunities they wished for, “he explained.
The dinner banquet was also attended by Dato’ Seri Amar Diraja Dato’ Seri Diraja Tan Sri (Dr.) Haji Osman Haji Aroff; Members of University Management Committee (JPU), Chief Executive Officer of Uniutama Education and Consultancy Sdn. Bhd cum Director of the Centre for Professional & Continuing Education (PACE), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fairol Halim and senior UUM officials .
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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