KUANTAN: University students must be taught within the social framework agreed upon by all races involved in the formation of the country, according to Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
He said this was important as the social framework had always formed the basis of unity and understanding in the country.
“… this includes the status of Islam, the special rights of the Malays and the Rulers. We must respect what is enshrined in the Constitution,” Tengku Abdullah said when addressing the 2,773 graduates of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) at its 13th convocation ceremony at the Gambang campus, here today.
Also present was UMP vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Seri Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim.
Tengku Abdullah, who is also UMP chancellor, also reminded the varsity's administrators to be alert and up-to-date on current affairs and to pay serious attention in making strategic adjustments in line with the policies of the federal government and the Education Ministry.
“The strategic adjustment must also give priority to transparent governance based on high level of integrity, accountability and work ethics.
“I also find the Education Ministry's aspiration of creating an educational system which focuses on the culture of happiness, love and respect to be very timely,” he said.
Tengku Abdullah also called on the UMP alumni to help the university to continue to grow by giving back to the institution, including through the 'Industry Network Alumni Platform'.
He said he was happy that UMP had grown to become one of the best technical universities in the country, having produced 22,427 graduates since 2006.
He also called on the university's latest batch of graduates to have confidence in their abilities to compete fairly in the job market. — Bernama