Saturday, November 12, 2011

Khaled calls on varsity to attract more male students - Bernama

Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin threw a challenge to Open University Malaysia (OUM) today to provide more studying opportunities for male students.

"We are giving OUM the challenge of providing non-academic courses to attract more male students so that they will not left out of the country's human development initiatives," he said.

He was speaking at the launching of OUM's Open Day and Certificate in Freight Logistic Management and Operations Programme at its learning centre Johor Baru today.

According to Khaled, the total number of female students in public and private institutions stands at 70 percent.

Earlier OUM president Prof Emeritus Anuwar Ali said in his speech that the 12-month basic freight logistics certificate programme was being conducted by the Institute of Professional Development-Open University Malaysia and PortsWorld Sdn Bhd.

Astronaut gives talk

The programme was developed to meet the high demand from the logistics and supply chain management as well as the supporting staff needed for the growing industry in the country.

Students participating in the programme will undergo six months of lecture on theories and six months of practical training at logistics companies.

The programme modules covered elements of freight logistics, distribution service, transaction documentation, application system, supply chain and business communications.

Apart from exhibitions, the open day also featured a talk by Malaysian astronaut Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha for schoolchildren.

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