Sunday, November 18, 2007

Major Milestones

January 2006

Inaugural intake of 17 learners with physical disability.

March 2006

Proclamation of YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hashim as the first Pro Chancellor.

Second Convocation with 667 Graduates.

April 2006

Launch of the Malaysia-France University Centre, a collaboration between the Ministry of Higher Education and the French government. OUM has been selected as a partner university as well as the host for this collaboration in Malaysia.

May 2006

Launch of the Open Entry System at the Kelantan Regional Learning Centre.

June 2006

Visit by the High Commissioner of Bangladesh, HE Shafi U Ahmed.

July 2006

Launch of the OUM Alumni Association.

August 2006

Inaugural intake of Open Entry candidates.

September 2006

Hosted the 6th annual South East Asia Association for Institutional Research (SEAAIR) conference at Langkawi, Malaysia.

Winner of the Technology Business Review Award for Excellence in Education Management Provision of Continuous Education in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

October 2006

Winner of the Best Paper Award at the 20th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference in Kunming, China.

November 2006

Winner of the Award for Excellence for Distance Education Materials in the category for print or other "low-end" media materials – module entitled Learning Skills for Open and Distance Learners - from the Commonwealth of Learning in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Winner of the E-Learning Recognition Award from the Eszterházy Károly College in Eger, Hungary.

December 2006

MoA signing ceremony between Open University Malaysia (OUM) with the Ministry of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Winner of the Merit Award for the Multimedia Super Corridor Asia Pacific ICT Best of Education and Training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Conferment of Honorary Doctoral Degrees to YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ahmad Zaharudin Idrus, YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Abu Hassan Othman, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Syed Jalaluddin Syed Salim.

Third Convocation with 3,378 Graduates.

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