Universities must level up their digital platform

By Farah Nisa Sa’adon

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 September 2021: Parallel to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), universities are expected to level up their digital platform that focuses on the Internet of Things (IOT), Cyber-physical system (CPS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad said that the digitalisation in the higher education ecosystem in the country would become the main aspect for future education.

He said that technology intervention in both public universities (IPTA) and private universities (IPTS) should be done in order to ensure that the higher education ecosystem in Malaysia is parallel with the IR 4.0.

“I put my high belief towards the university to ensure this agenda will be carried out with success,” Masrizal said adding that “this is the time for universities to take opportunities and think creatively”.

“If we work together to carry out this plan, not only the country will recover from the pandemic, but also experience digital surge for future generation.”

Datuk Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad visited Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) after being appointed as Deputy Minister of Higher Education on 27 August 2021.

The visit was joined by MOHE’s Deputy Secretary-General (Management and Development), Datuk Rosli Yaakub and Director General of Higher Education, Datuk Prof. Dr. Husaini Oma.

The visit was welcomed by Vice Chancellor of UKM, Prof. Datuk Ts Dr. Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman along with other UKM’s top management.

Masrizal said that the Ministry will support every effort made to achieve the agenda.

“KPT under Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad is really concerned about universities taking step for graduates’ future. For her, graduates are the ones who shape the characteristics of the citizens in our country to be on par with other developed nations around the world,” he said. ***

Source: Astro Awani

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