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    Work visit, discussion between UiTM Pahang branch campus and Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

    On 7th June 2022, the Research and Industrial Linkages Division, Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology of Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang Branch held a working visit to the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary (MBRS), Ayer Keroh, Melaka. This visit was a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between UiTM and MBRS on 23rd September 2021 which complied with SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 15 (Life on Land), and SDG 17 (Partnerships of the Goals).

    During the visit, a discussion between the two parties was conducted, where UiTM was represented by Dr. Nurrohana binti Ahmad as the ICAN Coordinator, Dr. Noor Izyan Mohamad Adnan as the Coordinator of Innovation and Commercialization, Dr. Shaari bin Daud as the Head of School of Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Puan Roziana binti Bujang as the Director of the MoU Program between UiTM and MBRS, Ts. Fazidah binti Rosli as the Head of School, Faculty of Plantation & Agrotechnology, and Puan Wan Siti Atikah binti Wan Omar as the Science (Hons) Program Coordinator of Bachelor of Biodiversity Management (AS255). Meanwhile, representatives from MBRS were the MBRS Managing Director, Mr. Gerard Wong, the MBRS Manager, Mrs. Qurratu Ain binti Rohaminordin, the MBRS Marketing Executive Officer, Mrs. Juwairiyah binti Hashim, the MBRS Finance and Development Manager, Ms. Elaine Leong, the Head of the Butterfly Laboratory and Insects, Ms. Elysia Yeo Ee Chiew, and the Head of the Lizard Reptiles Division, Ms. Michelle Yee Zi Yen.

    The objective of this visit and discussion was to strengthen the cooperative relationship between UiTM and MBRS, thus reflecting what was agreed during the MoU signing. Among the matters discussed during the working visit were the placement of industrial training students from the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology as well as an academic visit that was expected to be held this year. Also, UiTM was suggested by MBRS to hold a celebration of World Insect Day in June every year to inculcate public awareness on the importance of preserving the diversity of insects. MBRS also announced that a 30% discount on the entrance fee to MBRS will be given to all UiTM students throughout Malaysia where students only needed to show their student cards at the entrance. Overall, the working visit went smoothly, and it is hoped that all plans would be able to be carried out successfully.

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