Monday, August 10, 2015


Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari received a surprise gift during ISDEV Eidul Fitri Gathering, 
last Friday, 7 August 2015.
Congratulations to Dr. Zakaria Bahari on his appointment as Associate Professor on 29 July 2015. The appointment is not only an overwhelming news for him and the joy was shared by all ISDEV members with full of blessed.

Dr. Zakaria received his Doctorate in Economics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2003 and appointed as a lecturer at School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) upon graduation in the same year.

The path of his career is not as easy as it is seen. Before becoming a lecturer, he worked for several years as Assistant Administrator at Public Service Department. After graduated his first degree from Universitas Hasanuddin, Sulawesi, Indonesia in 1991, he then joined the Department of Occupational Safety and Health until 1996. During that time, he also applied for a position of a part time Tutor at USM and in 1992, he was appointed as full time Tutor at School of Social Sciences.
Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari is a very cheerful and a happy person.
Because of destitution and determination to improve his family life better, he is determined to further his studies to the highest level. In 1998, Dr. Zakaria Bahari pursued his studies in Master and Doctor of Philosophy at UKM under fully sponsorship from USM. Now, the son of Alllahyarham Bahari Hj. Yusof and Azizah Yusof has proven his determination become reality. 

After seven years as a Senior Lecturer at School of Social Sciences, as well as Associate Lecturer at Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Dr. Zakaria appointed as ISDEV Deputy Director in 2010. With the promotion, the workloads and responsibilities in his career become more countless. However, all of these was not an obstacle for him to continue being complacent and successful. His hardworking efforts are proven when he has been awarded as “Anugerah Pekerja Cemerlang (APC)” in 2010. 

His successful journey is hope to be a catalyst and example to all ISDEV members to pursuit the best in their life. He also advised all students as well as supporting staffs not to easily give up despite holding only a low position because he believed that as long as there is determination to change for the better, keep on praying and make Du'a to Allah SWT,  surely success and victory will become a reality. InsyaAllah.
The Double Celebration for Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria and Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh during ISDEV Eidul Fitri Gathering.
He also reminded all ISDEV members to always be grateful whether in good or bad circumstances. He is happy and blessed with his wife, Mrs. Fazilah Othman and five children, Siti Zulaikha, Muhammad Abu Bakar, Muhammad Umar, Muhammad Othman and Muhammad Ali.

Heartiest congratulations on the much honoured appointment Dr. Zakaria Bahari who now officially an Associate Professor. May all things related to your pilgrimage also ease by Allah SWT. Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari will leave for Mecca on 27 August 2015. 

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