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Equip yourself in order to remain relevant: Vice-Chancellor

SERDANG,  May 24 - Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris wants university personnel to equip themselves with skills, knowledge and good attitude to ensure that each of them could remain relevant with time.

In order to move forward and achieve success, she said all should uphold and execute the transformation which has been planned.

"Although we adopt the key performance indicator (KPI) in managing high performances in UPM, I want to stress here that that the spirit and the goal are not determined solely by figures.

"For the sake of continuity of UPM's excellence, I really hope that all UPM staff can discharge their duties with dedication, trust and integrity," she said at UPM’s Putra Gemilang and Labor Day Celebration 2017 here, which carried a theme "Creative Workers Inspire Innovations.”

She said they must understand and take into consideration that the excellence of a university does not only depend on the external aspects and enrapt physical facilities but it is also generated through ability, skills, personality and high commitment of its core asset – humans.

"Human resources required by universities must be knowledgeable, possess the appropriate core skills, strategic thinking, creative and innovative in order to remain relevant with time and performance of the university.

"It is with these thoughts that proliferation of science can be generated to ensure the development of various fields of research and a more efficient service delivery," she said.

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini also said the ceremony was very important as a tribute of recognition and appreciation of UPM’s commitment and determination in displaying excellent performance throughout the year 2016 and those who have made sacrifices and contributions to the university.

She also expressed her hope that the excellent awards will inspire other staff to continue to provide the best quality of service in all aspects and make UPM a competitive world-class research university.

A total of 734 UPM personnel, including those who have retired, received the award presented by Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini.

Six who received the Anugerah Jasamu Dikenang were next-of-kin of staff who passed away while in service; AnugerahJ asa Putra (177 recipients); Distinguished Service Award (468); Anugerah Setia Putra (27 recipients); and Anugerah Bakti Putra (50).

The Tokoh Pekerja award under the category of Management and Professional (Academic) was presented to Prof. Dr Mohd Ali Hassan from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, while Research Officer of the Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva s/o Alby received the award for the Management and Professional (Non-Academic) category, and Assistant Agriculture Officer of the University Agriculture Park, Mohd Zailani Abd Razak for the Kumpulan Pelaksana (Implementing Group) category. Three others received the Longest Service awards. – UPM.

Updated:: 30/05/2017 [syifarida]

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