FEBRUARY 18, 2010
KUIS AND ISESCO SIGN MOU TO SET UP REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE IN SELANGOR
SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Selangor Islamic University College (KUIS) and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to build a regional research centre in the state.
The signing ceremony which had taken place at ISESCO headquarters in Rabat, Morocco, is part of a five-day working visit to Morocco which began Tuesday. Also participating in the working visit are KUIS’ board member Dato’ Setia Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa, rector and CEO Datuk Mohd Adanan Ismak, and research and development faculty dean, Ahmad Ismail.
The working visit also entails courtesy call to the Housing Minister of Morocco, Malaysian Ambasador to Rabat , special gathering with Selangor students in Morocco and visiting several mosques in Casablanca. The Menteri Besar and his delegation are expected to return on Saturday.
The research centre which will be set up in KUIS - which is fully owned by the Selangor Government – is aimed to develop effective methods in teaching and learning Arabic not only for Malaysia but also for the Asian region.
The State Government believes that the research centre will be a boon for KUIS which aspires to becoming a full-fledged university in the near future. ISESCO had indeed made the right decision in selecting Selangor being the most developed state and blessed with its multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi- religious population.
Education is among Selangor’s focus as the state aims to be the catalyst to the country’s academic excellence. The existence of four public universities (IPTA), five private universities (IPTS), seven university colleges and 98 private colleges proves that Selangor can be recognized education hub in its own right.