|A group photo to commemorate the visit|
On Wednesday 29 January 2014, ISDEV received guests from the Seberang Perai Polytechnic, Pulau Pinang. The representative from the General Studies Department (Jabatan Pengajian Am) was led by Puan Rukaida Baharudin, Head of General Studies Department (GSDSPP), followed by 15 other lecturers from the same department.
|The Head of General Studies Department, Puan Rukaida Baharudin|
The delegates from GSDSPP were at ISDEV to explore the possibility of co-organizing academic programmes such as conference or seminar by appointing ISDEV as their mentor and guide. ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad syukri Salleh gave the recommendation to appoint the department as ISDEV's "adopted child" to enable them to participate in ISDEV's activities, within or outside the country as well as to learn the ins and outs of ISDEV management both in terms of administration, academic and non-academic affairs.
|Prof Syukri (left) welcomes the delegates to ISDEV|
It is hoped that with such steps taken, GSDSPP will be provided with the exposure and opportunities to be independent before the department is able to upgrade to greater heights. Prof Syukri also added that ISDEV is indeed honored to work with the department and would continue to play the role as a "foster father" in the process of guiding them soar to greater heights.
|Following the sunnah - exchange of gifts between ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh (right) and the Head of General Studies Department, Puan Rukaida Baharudin (left)|
Present in the meeting was Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad, Chairperson of the Islamic Development Management Section, School of Social Sciences, who provided information regarding the courses offered in ISDEV. As a result, some of the lecturers from the department present expressed their hopes and intention to resume their studies either at the Master or PhD level with ISDEV. This goal is supported by their head, Puan Rukaida Baharudin.