UTM received 1,000 face masks from Ningxia University (NXU), China because of the close cooperation between NXU and UTM through the Marine Technology Center.
Covid-19 pandemic has transformed our normal life into a new normal. It presents various challenges to the economic survival of Malaysians at various levels such as SME and enterprises. Malaysians, especially the B40 group, have been badly hit due to the fact that they may not be able to go to work because of the Movement Control Order (MCO). After 6 weeks of MCO where only essential services were allowed to operate business, employers may not be able to pay salaries or will undertake salary cuts. This situation has affected many B40 families and UTM students since 60% of them are from this class.
AHIBS DISTRIBUTED FOOD PACKS TO 140 STUDENTS QUARANTINE AT STUDENT COLLEGES DURING MCO
The Covid-19 epidemic forced Malaysians to stay at home for two weeks at the beginning and another extended two weeks starting 17 March 2020. University students were given options to stay at hostel or go back to their homes. As restaurants and cafes were asked to close during this period, Malaysian government provides food for breakfast, lunch and dinner to help the students coping with the situation. AHIBS has taken a proactive action in giving a hand to help students staying in campus during MCO. On 26 March 2020 and 1 April 2020, AHIBS Covid 19 Welfare Taskforce including lecturers, administration and support staff and Management of Technology students distributed 140 packs of basic food to 100 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate students staying in campus.
Before the lockdown, Free Food Team of AHIBS gave RM150 to the needy students staying in UTM. The donations from AHIBS JB endowment fund were handed by Dr. Noriza Jamal, the Deputy Dean of Academic AHIBS JB on 16th March 2020. The financial aids could help students who are affected by the lockdown, due to loss of part time jobs when UTM go for full lockdown.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) dan Persatuan Pereka Bumiputra Malaysia (MBDA) telah menganjurkan pertunjukan ‘Fesyen Santun’ dalam usaha untuk mengetengahkan hasil rekaan pereka bumiputera tempatan serta mempromosi UTM sebagai sebuah universiti yang peduli atas keperluan pihak berkepentingan dan masyarakat sekeliling. Antara objektif Majlis Fesyen Santun ini adalah untuk memperkasa inisiatif penjanaan kewangan UTM bagi membantu pelajar kurang berkemampuan dari kelompok B40 di mana sebahagian dari hasil jualan amal dan lelongan produk jenama pereka yang terlibat akan disumbangkan ke Tabung Endowmen UTM. Antara pereka yang mengambil bahagian ialah Qamila Amran, Hasfitri Yusof, Pua Borneo, Azhar Zainal dan Cik Daeng Hamizah binti Abd Aziz (DHamizah Bawal Exclusive).
By: Rohaizan binti Khairul Anuar KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Dec : Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) held its annual Academia-Industry Gala Night at the Grand Banquet …