Friday, September 4, 2015


The meeting in session at C05.
The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) representatives paid an honorary working visit to the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) recently. The cordial meeting was held on 13 August 2015 at C05, ISDEV Meeting Room, USM. 

The five members strong entourage was led by Professor Dr. Azlan Abdul Rahman, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) while ISDEV was led by Deputy Director,  Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari. 
Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari, ISDEV Depury Director presenting on some key points that is uniquely ISDEV.
The meeting is part of the tour made by MoHE to further the Higher Education Blueprint launched on 7 April 2015. The Blueprint is MoHE's effort in producing a guide on best practice to be used and referred to by higher education institutions. The main aim of this tour is to share knowledge and benchmark the waqf management of ISDEV. Thus a concise presentation was delivered by Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari to the entourage which was alternated with questions and comments from the MoHE representatives.
Rapt in concentration as total commitment and full attention were given by the MoHE representatives
throughout the meeting.
In concluding the meeting, the representatives from MoHE indicated that they were impressed with ISDEV. They also provided positive comments on ISDEV efforts in managing waqf as well as gave words of encouragement that these efforts ought to be emulated by other higher education institutions. For them, the efforts undertaken by ISDEV is an effort that should be highlighted in elevating further the integrity of managing assets Islamically simultaneously placing Islam in its rightful elevated glory.
Exchanging of souvenirs between Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari, ISDEV Deputy Director (3rd from left)
and Professor Dr. Azlan Abdul Rahman (4th fromn left) representing the MoHE entourage.
Also present at the meeting were Dr. Razali Othman, Director of Islamic Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and his wife Associate Professor Dr. Rohayu Abdul Ghani, Director of Centre for Professional Development and Leadership (TALENT UKM), Professor Tuan Baharom Tuan Mahmood, Director of Office Endowment, UTM as well as Puan Rozita Rosli (Secretariat), Programme Deputy Director, PMO Management Office, MoHE.

ISDEV lecturer, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi, ISDEV Senior Assistant Registrar, Encik Kamarudin Mohamed Ismail Merican and ISDEV Social Research Officer, Nur Aznidar Hang Jebat were also among those who attended the meeting.

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