Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Pahang Branch Campus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kumpulan Ladang-Ladang Perbadanan Kedah Sdn. Bhd (KLPK).
The signatories were the Acting Rector of UiTM Pahang, Professor Ts. Dr Mohd Ilham Adenan, and the Managing Director of KLPK, Mr Azizi bin Haji Ahmad. The ceremony was held in UiTM Pahang and witnessed by UiTM Pahang Branch’s Deputy Directors, lecturers from the Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology and the Faculty of Applied Science, along with KLPK’s staff members.
KLPK is a private plantation farm that is committed to delivering high-quality plantation management which involves rubber and oil palm plantation management, cultivation, rubber processing and downstream activities, agricultural and livestock businesses, as well as organic fertilizer production. Apart from being environmentally conscious, its concern on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is also reflected through its active involvement in social activities by establishing positive relationships with the local communities. Thus, UiTM’s approach to reinforce its cooperation with KLPK clearly shows its commitment to achieving university goals and strengthening relationships among academicians and KLPK’s administrative members. In addition, UiTM also benefits from the collaboration by being able to produce various high impact projects and contribute to the industry and the community.
Throughout this MoU, UiTM Pahang Branch Campus and KLPK have agreed to enhance the collaboration in terms of consultancy and research, sharing of expertise and resources and organizing symposia, conferences, short courses or meetings that will profit both parties. Additionally, the MoU also seeks to enhance students’ employability by extending internship opportunities for UiTM students and giving them the experience required by the industry. This collaboration also aims to establish and reinforce knowledge transfer between both parties through University Social Responsibility (USR) programmes.
The objectives of signing the MoU is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education whilst promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. It is hoped that the cooperation between UiTM Pahang Branch Campus with KLPK could bring great impact in both academic and research areas. This effort can also strengthen the network between UiTM and KLPK, particularly in efforts toward developing and enhancing knowledge within the industry as well as increasing the visibility of UiTM Pahang Branch Campus.