Prof. Roziah appointed new UiTM’s Vice-Chancellor

By Qamarina Razali

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 September 2021: Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Janor was named as the new Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) on Friday (3 September) after several months the post was left vacant.

In a post shared on Facebook, the Higher Education Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad said that Prof. Roziah becomes the first woman to be appointed as UiTM’s Vice-Chancellor.

“I am handing over the letter of appointment to Dr. Roziah as the new Vice-Chancellor of UiTM today,” she explained.

The Higher Education Minister added that Roziah, 58, has a qualification of a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from The State University of New York @ New Paltz New York, United States (U.S). Prof. Roziah also obtained her master’s degree in the same area of study from West Virginia University, U.S before acquiring her Ph.D in Statistics in 2003 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

According to the Minister, Prof. Roziah also set into motion 22 initiatives of Globally Reknowned University 2025 such as the merge of faculties into ‘Kolej Pengajian 10 Bidang’, Education 5.0@UiTM and Global Learning.

Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini believed that the appointment of Prof. Roziah as the Vice-Chancellor can contribute to the continuity of UiTM leadership excellence.

“With the vision to create UiTM as a mega university that can provide vast opportunities to Bumiputeras to improve their living conditions through higher education in all areas of studies, I believe Roziah is able to receive this responsibility and continue the excellence of UiTM leadership,” she said.

Before this, three internal associations of UiTM have been urging the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) to provide a prompt resolution on the issue of the new appointment of UiTM’s Vice-Chancellor.

They believe that a delay on the said appointment may raise negative perceptions among the public.***

Source: Astro Awani

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