By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo by: Noor Azreen Awang
SERDANG, April 8 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has received a visit from a Member of the Senate representing the Persons with Disabilities (OKU), Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi, in her first tour series here.
She inspected the facilities and amenities provided by UPM to OKU students.
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), who performs the function of UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zulkifli Idrus, hoped such a university tour programme would help the university to strengthen the needs and development of facilities for OKU students.
“UPM is always open and accepts OKU members for a long time by giving them the opportunities to further their studies and providing employment to OKU. The service has been consistently refined from time to time, and recently, UPM has created an OKU Inclusive Campus,” he said.
A visit and an inspection of OKU facilities and amenities were carried out at the Tenth College, Sultan Abdul Samad Library, and a survey of TVET teaching facilities for OKU students was conducted at the Faculty of Educational Studies, as well as a Get-To-Know-You session with UPM Management at the Great Hall, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Arts and Cultural Centre (PKKSSAAS).
Before the visit, Senator Ras Adiba had an online meeting with OKU students at UPM and UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu, for about an hour on April 7.
Meanwhile, the UPM OKU Inclusive Policy, signed by the Chairman of UPM Board of Directors, Datuk Seri DiRaja Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamalullai, and established on December 8, 2020, had prompted actions by UPM to accommodate the needs of OKU students at the university. - UPM
Date of Input: 12/08/2021 | Updated: 16/08/2021 | hairul_nizam
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