Sunday, January 25, 2009

About Chinese New Year - Extracted from NST

Jan 25, 2009 By Roger Tan

Red, which symbolises good luck, is the most prominent colour during the Lunar New Year celebrations. On the fifth day, the God of Prosperity returns to earth and is welcomed with firecrackers. — AFP picture

TOMORROW, Chinese around the world, including Malaysian Chinese, will herald in the Year of the Ox.

Chinese New Year is the most important festival that the Chinese celebrate and it is steeped in tradition.

It is also called the Lunar New Year because the Chinese calendar is calculated according to the positions of the moon. A leap year occurs every three years with the addition of a 13th month. That is why it begins on a different day each year, but it is always on the first day of the first moon (month).

This festival is rich with legend and ritual. The Chinese New Year first came about when, once upon a time, there was this huge and hungry animal called Nian or "Year" in Chinese, which would prowl the villages of Shanghai on winter evenings in search of human prey.

Nobody knew how to escape from it. One day, by luck, someone hung a piece of red cloth on a tree. When Nian came and saw the red cloth, it was terrified and fled.
Another version is that the villagers painted the whole village red. When Nian came, firecrackers (at that time explosives were put into hollow bamboo) were exploded amid the beating of gongs. This explosive commotion finally scared Nian away and the villagers never saw Nian again.

That is why red is the most prominent colour during the New Year celebrations. It symbolises good luck and it wards off evil spirits like Nian.

In earlier years, firecrackers were let off throughout the celebration. The other reason being, that the more you spent on firecrackers, the more wealth you would accumulate for the new year. That probably explains why it is so difficult to enforce the ban on firecrackers in Chinese-populated areas in the country.

Next came the legend of Buddha and the 12 animals that bothered to answer his call to his deathbed. He rewarded them by naming a year after each of them, in order of their arrival -- the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and lastly the pig.

Hence the Chinese are identified by these animal signs, and they believe the sign under which they were born influences their lives. So the saying, "you possess the characteristics of this animal that hides in your heart".

Preparations would always begin somewhere on the 20th day of the 12th moon (or the last month of the old year) when house cleaning begins and supplies made to last until the celebrations end on the 15th day of the first moon, also known as the "big year" (da nian) or Chap Goh Meh.

On the 23rd day of the 12th moon, the entire house must be cleaned and scrubbed until it is spick and span, especially the hearth because it is the seat of the Kitchen God -- Zao Jun.

I remember the annual house-cleaning was always full of fun for us when we were little because we got to play with water hoses and soap as we scrubbed the wooden walls of our old attap house in Yong Peng.

Like many other Chinese gods, Zao Jun was a human being who had been deified. It was said that when Zao Jun was a mortal, he had been a good and kind man. But he had to give his wife to someone else in marriage because he was too poor to keep her. One day, while out begging, he came to the house where the old wife lived. When he saw her, he was so ashamed that he ran to hide himself in the kitchen hearth and died in that fiery place. Then the Jade Emperor in Heaven made him the god of the kitchen because he was an honest and good man.

Every year on this day, this culinary god would return to the Imperial Palace in Heaven to report to the Jade Emperor on the year's events, especially the state of the family.

For this purpose, a special meal full of sweet things would be prepared for him before he made his heavenly journey so that his lips would be honeyed when he made the report.

And if he ate the sticky cake (nian gao) made of glutinous rice steamed in brown sugar, then his mouth would be stuck on it and his lips sealed so that he could only nod his head to show that the family had been good.

To speed up his celestial journey, firecrackers are set off that night. They are also exploded to scare away demons and spirits of the past year.

The 30th day of the 12th moon, and that is today, is the New Year's Eve. It is also the day the Kitchen God returns from heaven. A traditional reunion dinner, usually with no fewer than 10 courses, is a must for every family. It is always held at the home of the most senior male member of the family, and attended by all generations when young and old return from afar to be reunited around the dining table.

As for me, this day is of particular poignancy. For the last few years now, whenever I sit down for the reunion dinner, I cannot help but pine for my dear father's presence at the table, missing since May 2000. He was such a good cook, and was always the one to cook a sumptuous Foochow dinner for all of us. Celebrating this festival with him had always been a joy as well as an education because he would follow the traditions strictly.

Apart from nian gao, there are a few other food items which are most noticeable during this celebration and consumption of which will bring in wealth and good fortune. They are fish, mandarin oranges, groundnuts, melon seeds or guazi and Chinese vermicelli or mee suah.

Fish symbolises abundance as the Chinese phrase goes, nian nian you yu or "there will be fish or surpluses every year".

Here, I must specially thank my clients, the 8,000-member Fishermen's Association of Johor and its president, Mohamad Dolmat, who have been so thoughtful all these years in sending me boxes of very fresh fish representing their best catch of the day for my New Year's Eve reunion dinner.

Mandarin oranges are the most popular fruit for this celebration. Called kam in Cantonese, it also sounds like gold. Like groundnuts, they will bring a fortune of gold and prosperity if consumed.

Taking melon seeds will also make a married couple fruitful according to this Chinese saying, kai hua jie guo or "will bloom and become fruitful".

Uncut mee suah will, of course, bring longevity.

Before midnight, married persons will give each child an ang pow or lucky money in a red packet with golden lettering on it. It is believed that when one gives an ang pow, he is guaranteed another year of life.

Likewise, before midnight, all outstanding debts must be repaid and any quarrels with neighbours or friends must be settled; otherwise all the bad luck would be brought into the new year.

Some also believe that fingernails and toenails cut on this day of the year will get rid of all ailments.

Houses remain lighted until morning. Doors and windows are locked and sealed with red paper to prepare for the ceremony called "Opening the Gate of Fortune" (Kai Cai Men) on the morning of New Year's Day.

When cockerels crow, the master of the home would unlock the doors and remove the seals after uttering a few words of good omen for prosperity. Fragrant incense and joss sticks are burnt and the master takes three bows before the heavenly sky, and the Kitchen God who has returned overnight is also entitled to three such bows.

One tradition which my father left behind, and which we still follow, is to take this drink before breakfast on New Year's Day -- a drink mixed with groundnuts and rock sugar so that our lips will be sweetened and continue to have good manners throughout the new year.

The floor must not be swept on New Year's Day; otherwise all the good luck of the new year is swept away. Married daughters will only visit their parents on the second day. Dog-lovers will love this day as it is also a birthday for all dogs. It is not advisable to visit any relatives and friends on the third and fourth days lest their relationship be fraught with arguments later on.

The fifth day is also the birthday of the God of Prosperity or Cai Shen whose return to earth on this day will be welcomed with firecrackers.

For the Hokkiens, the ninth day is even more important than the first day, and they will pray to the Jade Emperor with offerings of sugar cane.

It was said that during the Ming Dynasty, the Hokkiens hid in sugar cane fields to escape from their enemies. When they emerged from the fields, it was also the ninth day of the new year and the only thing they could offer to the Jade Emperor in thanksgiving was sugar cane.

The celebrations continue until the 15th day of the first moon. The first full moon of the lunar new year appears on this day. Colourful lanterns are displayed, and the dragon and its guardians, the lions, dance to the tune of the gongs and cymbals.

It was said in ancient times that this was the only day the Jade Emperor would watch his earthly subjects from his heavenly throne. So, it was necessary for the lanterns to light up the happy faces of men, women and children as he watched with a contented smile on his face. Hence this day is sometimes known as the Lantern Festival.

It is also a night when damsels would throw oranges into a river from the top of a bridge in the hope that the God of Love would get each of them a good husband in the coming year.

Today, many of the mentioned customs, which are more associated with those who believe in Taoism, may no longer be in practice. But it is still one festival which is celebrated by all Chinese regardless of their educational background or religion.

As Malaysians, we have much to give thanks for because we can celebrate various festivals in peace and harmony. This is also an important occasion in which all other races will come together to celebrate with their Chinese friends in the true spirit of muhibbah.

The writer was the legal adviser of the Yong Peng Hockchew Association

Selamat Tahun Baru Cina - Gong Xi Fatt Cai

Pihak Pengurusan dan Staf OUM Perak mengucapkan Selamat Tahun Baru Cina "Gong Xi Fatt Cai" pada semua pelajar dan tutor Cina. Semoga tahun ini membawa lebih kemewahan dan tuah.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sesi Praktikal Program Bachelor of Nursing Science

Para pelajar OUM Perak bagi program Bachelor of Nursing Science semester Mei dan September 2008 telah menjalankan sesi praktikal program sebagai sebahagian daripada proses pembelajaran mereka.

Pengarah PP Perak, Richard Ng, bersama Sister Rozila dan Sister Yani sedang memberikan taklimat kepada para pelajar

Sesi praktikal ini yang diadakan pada julung kalinya di Ipoh pada 17 Januari 2009, telah dihadiri oleh 35 orang pelajar yang terbahagi kepada dua kumpulan iaitu kumpulan Critical Care Nursing dan Trauma untuk semester ini.

Pelajar sedang membuat pertanyaan mengenai kerja kursus mereka

Latihan praktikal ini diadakan setiap hujung minggu untuk selama 12 minggu ataupun 96 jam latihan sebagai syarat pengijazahan. Ia diadakan dengan kerjasama Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh. Para pelajar yang kesemuanya terdiri daripada jururawat yang sedang dalam perkhidmatan telah dibimbing oleh Local Preceptor yang terdiri daripada jururawat yang berpengalaman yang diketuai oleh Matron Gan.

Sebahagian daripada pelajar yang hadir

Pada hari pertama latihan praktikal ini, para pelajar telah dikumpulkan di Bilik Persidangan yang terletak di Bangunan Utama hospital ini untuk mengikuti taklimat mengenai tatacara latihan. Pengarah PP Perak, Richard Ng, turut serta untuk memberikan taklimat dan menjawab semua pertanyaan pelajar.

Pelajar dengan lab coat mereka yang cukup bergaya

Pada penghujung sesi latihan praktikal ini pelajar dikehendaki membentangkan apa yang telah mereka tempuhi dan pelajari. Para pelajar nampaknya ceria dan cukup bersemangat.

Sambutan bagi program ini amat menggalakkan sejak ianya ditawarkan kepada orang ramai. Mereka yang berminat untuk mengikuti program ijazah ini yang mengambil masa 2 tahun mesti mempunyai sekurang-kurangnya diploma kejururawatan dan berdaftar dengan Lembaga Jururawat Malaysia.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bank ATM ' s Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

Jan 15, 2009 Posted by Dominic Doss

A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM's in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN . The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted via wireless over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos) . If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the phone on the front of the ATM .

The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment . A ' skimmer ' is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transm its it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car. At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM .

Equipment being installed on front of existing bank card slot.

The equipment as it appears installed over the normal ATM bank slot

The PIN reading camera being installed on the ATM is housed in an innocent looking leaflet enclosure.

The camera shown installed and ready to capture PIN ' s by looking down on the keypad as you enter your PIN

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ponggal Festival - Thanksgiving, Indian style

Extracted from NST and The Star Jan 13, 2009

OUM Perak wishes all its Hindu Tutors and Learners a blessed Ponggal festival.

The Ponggal festival is a time when Indians offer thanks for the many riches that the universe provides... and it’s also an auspicious time to find a life partner!

THE auspicious period for 2009 begins on Wednesday (Jan 14). To mark it, Hindus will celebrate the thanksgiving festival of Ponggal.

The event signifies the start of a period considered to be good for marriages, moving house, buying new vehicles or property, sealing business deals and travelling.

An integral part of the Ponggal celebration is boiling milk and watching it flow over. Photos by The Star

Ponggal is a festival for Tamils to mark the beginning of the calendar month of Thai.

Traditionally, Ponggal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamil farmers in India over three days, usually between Jan 13 and Jan 16 every year.

Traditionally celebrated during harvest time, Ponggal is a celebration of prosperity by thanking the rain, sun and the farm animals that have helped in the harvest.

A 2008 file photo showing two youngsters from Penang decorating their cow and applying painted handprints on it during Mattu Ponggal. – Photos by The Star

Ponggal, believed to be at least 1,000 years old, is celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and by Tamils worldwide.

Ponggal is prepared in a new pot early in the morning by boiling rice with fresh milk and brown sugar which is later topped with ghee, cashew nuts and raisins.

It is believed that if you see the milk boiling over, it means good luck and prosperity is forthcoming.

Children preparing the kolam

The second day of Ponggal is called the Mattu Ponggal.

On this day, the cows horns are painted and they are bathed and garlanded. They are allowed to roam free and fed ponggal and sugar cane.

The third day is called Kaanum Ponggal when people visit their relatives and friends, and young girls usually cook ponggal in temples in the hope of finding a suitable husband.

Further details:

Pengiktirafan Program OUM oleh JTPPK di bawah JPA

Jan 13, 2009 Posted by Norlin Mohd Nordin (Unit Akademik, OUM)

Untuk makluman para pelajar OUM, Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tetap Penilaian dan Pengiktirafan Kelayakan (JTPPK) yang ke 101 pada 18 Disember 2008 telah bersetuju untuk mengiktirafkan kelayakan-kelayakan bagi program di OUM seperti berikut:

Sila klik pada gambar untuk melihat imej yang besar

Monday, January 12, 2009

MUET results out on Thursday - Star

Jan 12, 2009


The results of the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), held last year, will be out this Thursday.

Malaysian Examination Council public relations officer, Khawari Idris, said candidates could obtain their results from the schools or other educational institutions where they registered for the examination, while the private candidates would receive theirs through the mail.

He said candidates could also check their results through SMS by typing MUET and sending to 39003 or logging on to from this Thursday.

Candidates who wish to resit for MUET to improve on their results can register with the State Education Department or District Education Office before this Jan 29. The test will be held in the middle of this year.

A total of 79,752 candidates sat for MUET last year. -- Bernama

Kejadian Gua Runtuh di Tokong Perak Tong

Jan 12, 2009

Gua Perak Tong

Ipoh dikejutkan petang semalam di mana sebuah gua di Ipoh yang menempatkan tokong terkenal iaitu Perak Tong yang terletak kira-kira 3 km dari OUM Perak. Gua ini yang dapat kelihatan dari jalan Kuala Kangsar mengalami keruntuhan bongkah batu kapor dari puncak bukit pada kira-kira jam 3.20 petang sehingga mengakibatkan sebahagian tangganya yang menuju ke puncak bukit itu runtuh.

Pasukan bomba sedang membantu menyelamatkan mangsa-mangsa yang terperangkap. Gambar ehsan Kosmo

Seramai 17 orang pengunjung yang berada di puncak bukit ketika itu terperangkap selama lebih dari 3 jam. Mereka kemudiannya diselamatkan oleh pihak bomba dari balai bomba Ipoh. Dua orang pengunjung dilaporkan mengalami kecederaan pada tangan dan kaki dan sedang dirawat di Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun.

Salah seorang mangsa kejadian keruntuhan bongkah batu telah diselamatkan oleh pasukan bomba. Gambar ehsan akhbar The Star

Gua ini yang terkenal dengan pengunjung di seluruh Malaysia adalah di antara beberapa gua yang terletak di Ipoh. Antara gua-gua lain yang terkenal termasuk gua Sam Poh Tong dan gua Kek Lok Tong.

Gambar ehsan NST

Laporan terkini mengatakan bahawa seorang mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan tersebut berkemungkinan telah mati. Mangsa bernama Yip Lum Choon, 55 tahun, menurut laporan adalah Jaga di situ.

Pasukan SMART dan Bomba sedang menjalankan operasi mencari mangsa yang terperangkap. Gambar ehsan The Star

Unit anjing dari Jabatan Bomba Negeri telah mengesan sebarang tanda mangs masih hidup. Menurut sumber, mayat mangsa yang masih berada di bawah bongah batu kapur akan dikeluarkan dengan menggunakan letupan.

Gua ini telah diarahkan tutup oleh kerajaan negeri sehingga ianya disahkan selamat.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bengkel Pra-Tutorial Matematik @ OUM Perak

OUM Perak akan menjalankan satu bengkel pra-tutorial matematik sebagai persediaan awal untuk pelajar-pelajar yang bakal mengambil subjek SBMA 1103 Matematik Persediaan dan BBMP 1103 Matematik Pengurusan untuk semester Januari 2009.

Pelajar yang hadir sedang menumpukan perhatian mereka pada pemudahcara bengkel

Butiran lanjut bengkel adalah seperti berikut:

Tarikh: 17 Januari 2009 (Sabtu)

Masa: 8.30pg - 1.30ptg

Tempat: PP Perak (Jln Lim Bo Seng)

Pemudahcara: Richard Ng

Sila hubungi Cik Erna di talian: 2546006 atau 2543006 untuk mendaftarkan diri bagi tujuan penyediaan logistik.

Aturcara Bengkel:

8.30pg - 10.00pg - Berjinak dengan Matematik

10.00pg - 10.15pg - Tea Break

10.15pg - 10.45pg - Pembentangan Kumpulan

10.45pg - 12.00tgh - Memahami Kaedah menggunakan Equation Editor

12.00tgh - 1.30ptg - Memahami cara membuat dan menjawab posting dalm LMS

Pelajar sedang membuat perbincangan mengenai soalan yang diberikan

Semua pelajar yang mengambil subjek tersebut di atas diwajibkan hadir. Ini adalah kerana dalam dua semester yang lepas telah terbukti bahawa bengkel ini telah banyak pelajar mengatasi berbagai masalah berkaitan dengan pembelajaran matematik atas talian.

Bengkel ini adalah sebahagian daripada model pengajaran matematik baru yang telah memenangi pingat perak di persidangan antarabangsa di Tian Jin, Cina anjuran Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU).

Jamuan Makan Malam Staf OUM Perak

Januari 10, 2009

Gambar kenangan makan buffet kat Hotel Impiana Casuarina, Ipoh. Dari kanan (arah pusingan lawan jam) Puan Siti Norjalilah, Puan Zura, Puan Murni, Cik Erna, Puan Ros, Sharizal, Hamid, Wan Kamaruddin dan Pengarah OUM Perak, Richard Ng

Pada hari ini Sabtu 10 Januari 2009 merupakan hari yang paling sibuk sekali buat staf OUM Perak. Ini adalah kerana pada hari tersebut berjalannya berbagai aktiviti yang terpaksa dijalankan. Antara aktiviti tersebut termasuk:

* Peperiksaan Akhir untuk Pelajar SMP ambilan khas Nov 2008 di mana pelajar-pelajar peperiksaan akhr semester untuk dua subjek iaitu Teknologi dalam Pendidikan dan Professional Ethics.

* Pendaftaran pelajar SMP kohort 5 dan pengambilan modul

* Pendaftaran pelajar Post-Graduate senior dan ambilan semester Jan 2009

* Sesi taklimat pelajar Bachelor of Nursing Sciences

Semua aktiviti ini bermula pada jam 8.00pg hinggalah tamat pada jam 5.30ptg.

Sudah tentu semua staf yang terlibat amat keletihan pada hari tersebut. Di sebelah malamnya pula telah diadakan sesi taklimat untuk semua staf OUM Perak mengenai polisi kerja OUM bagi tahun 2009. Selepas itu staf OUM Perak telah diraikan dengan jamuan makan malam di Hotel Impiana Casuarina, Ipoh.

Sesi Taklimat Khas Pra-Tutorial Program Bachelor of Nursing Sciences

Jan 10, 2009

Puan Saedah sedang memberikan taklimat pada pelajar baru

Pelajar ambilan semester Januari 2009 telah dijemput hadir untuk mendengar taklimat khas oleh Puan Saedah, iaitu Program Coordinator dari Open University Malaysia. Dalam sesi tersebut seramai 20 orang pelajar telah hadir.

Pelajar sedang memberi tumpuan pada sesi taklimat yang diberikan

Taklmat ini penting bagi membolehkan pelajar memahami berbagai pengkhususan yang ditawarkan dan juga sidang praktikal yang bakal diadakan.

Sebahagian lagi pelajar yang turut hadir

Sesi ini yang bermula pada jam 10pagi tamat pada jam 12.30 tengahari. Rata-rata pelajar yang hadir telah menyatakan kepuasan mereka. Mereka kini lebih yakin untuk memulakan tutorial pertama mereka pada hari Ahad 11 Januari 2009.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ministry wants local universities to provide English programme - NST

KUALA LUMPUR, Sat.: Jan 10, 2009

The higher education ministry has proposed that local universities provide a special English programme for students before graduation.

Deputy minister Datuk Idris Haron said reports received by the ministry showed that most local graduates were unemployed because of poor proficiency in the language.

He said the student affairs and academic division at universities should provide a special English programme for their students, at least six months before their graduation.

This would ensure they were competent in English, he added.

“At the same time, the students can also participate in communication workshops to improve their English skills,” he told reporters after officiating at an education fair here today.
Earlier, in his speech, he urged all quarters to support the government’s efforts to develop the country as an international education hub.

He said the support was vital to ensure that Malaysia continued to provide the best destination for pursuing academic qualification and, at the same time, produce excellent students.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tea Talk Lecture Series - 1/2009 @ OUM

Posted by Richard Ng Jan 9, 2009

It was indeed an honor to be given the opportunity to kick start the Tea Talk Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan 8, for the year 2009. My sincere thanks to Prof. Zoraini and the members of the Institute of Quality, Research & Innovation (IQRI) team of OUM who have organized it very well.

Prof Zoraini, Director of IQRI, was doing the Intro before the start of the talk

The Tea Talk session was attended by members of the faculty of OUM including interested individuals and students. It was held at the Conference room of OUM main campus. The purpose of the talk is to allow me to present the award winning paper entitled "E-Mathematics: Pre-instructional and Supplemental Instruction and their impact on students' online participation and final exam score". The paper won a silver medal at the International Conference in Tian Jin, China recently, which was organized the Asia Association of Open Universities (AAOU).

The audience were listening attentively to the presentation

The medal was an honor for Malaysia and Open University Malaysia. The innovative model consists of three components; Pre-instructional Workshop, Supplemental Instruction and Online Video Support. Those who have attended the tea talk agreed that the new approach of teaching math for open and distance learners does have a great impact on students' online participation and grade improvement. The model also will increase students' confidence and retention rate.

Taking questions from the floor

The session which was started at 2.30pm ended 5.00pm. I felt very much appreciated by the audience who gave me a standing ovation at the end of my talk. My special thanks go to Prof. Abtar who was instrument in getting the project started. I also wish to thank my team members - Prof. Latifah, Prof. Ramli and Siti Farina.

Further comment on the talk can be found at:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peperiksaan Akhir Semester untuk Pelajar SMP Ambilan Khas Nov 2008

Peperiksaan akhir Program SMP ambilan khas Nov 2008 akan diadakan seperti berikut:

Tarikh: 10 Januari 2009

Tempat: Dewan Peperiksaan:

Kumpulan A - PP Perak (Jln Lim Bo Seng)
Kumpulan B - Institut Teknologi Perak (ITP) - Berhampiran KWSP dan Bangunan Persekutuan Perak (Greentown)

Sila lihat LMS untuk kumpulan anda.

Jadual Peperiksaan:

9.00pg - 11.40pg - HBEF 2303 - Teknologi Maklumat Dalam Pendidikan

2.00ptg - 5.10ptg - OUMM3203 - Professional Ethics

Registration and Walk-In Application for Post-Graduate students @ OUM Perak

Successful applicants for the various Post-Grad programs offered by Open University Malaysia for the January 2009 intake, are required to attend a briefing session cum registration as follows:

Date: 10 January 2009
Time: 9.00am to 11.30am
Venue: OUM Perak, No. 71, Jln Lim Bo Seng, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Kindly bring along your offer letter plus your payment slip to complete your registration and collect your study materials. Payment, however, can be made by cash or credit card on the day itself. Please check your minimum payment through the main portal at

Applicants who have the necessary qualifications may also register on the same day. Kindly bring along all necessary documents such as original certificates and letter from employer.

OUM Perak have been conducting the Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and PhD (Education) program in Ipoh. Currently there are over 3000 OUM students in Perak and more than 50 of them are doing their post graduate programs. Courses offered at OUM are conducted using the blended learning pedagogy with 15 contact hours per course each semester.

For details, kindly contact Puan Murni at 05-2546006