Selfie with Physiotherapy students April 10 marked a milestone in the history of UniKL RCMP when Y.B Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir Menteri Besar of Perak Darul Ridzuan.visited the college. It was almost 13 years ago when the then Menteri Besar Dato' Seri Tajol Rosli bin Ghazali, visited the college on 15 March 2001.
Dr Zambry was accompanied by Y.B Dato' Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan, the Perak State Secretary and Y.B Dr. Mohd Amin Zakaria, Chairman of the committee for Education, Science, Environment and Green Technology. Dr Zambry was given a red carpet welcome by UniKL RCMP
"More public and private universities will be coming up soon in Perak in the near future. Wouldn't it be nice if Perak is surrounded with intelligent people. These people will assist the government to make the right and smart decisions for the country. Smart and intelligent people articulate ideas to further improve the country", said Y.B Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir. MB of Perak Signing the Guestbook
In his keynote address he also said, the government realised that it is not easy to run a college especially a medical school which does not make much profit. The school usually makes a profit after 10 or 15 years in operation but sending the students abroad is much costly compared to studying in local universities. One of the reasons why the state government had taken the initiative to set up Perak Medical School (PCM) back in 1999 was to give equal opportunities to qualified Malaysian students to do medicine. At present the state government is spending almost 20 percent of its budget on education so as to provide good education to all young Perakians.
He was talking to about 400 staff and students at the "Majlis Ramah Mesra Bersama Menteri Besar Perak" which was held on 10th April 2014 at UniKL RCMP.
Impressed with the achievement of the college he said "All of you should be proud of studying at UniKL RCMP not only because of the Royal status but the college produces quality graduates compared to other medical schools. It started with only 28 students but today the number of students has increased to almost 1700 students". He expressed his hope that UniKL RCMP would continue to provide quality and affordable education to young Malaysians. He was happy that In the course of the last fifteen years, UniKL RCMP has proven its viability as a progressive educational institution. MB delivering his keynote address
Stressing the importance of education, he advised the students to be innovative and continue to learn for the rest of their life and interact with knowledgeable people. Shortly after the speech, the program continued with a question and answer session. Due to time constraints only six students were given the opportunity to pose their questions to the Menteri Besar.
One of the questions asked was regarding the limited service and irregular schedules of the public transport system in Ipoh. To make matters worse, the pickup and drop off points in the city centre were not strategic and quite isolated causing many inconveniences to commuters especially students who totally rely on the public transport as their main means of transportation.
During the Q & A session
Commenting on the question, Dr Zambry promised to look into the matter and said he was aware of the situation. He understood that the yardstick to measure the state government's performance is through the standard of education and the standard of living. Hence, the government is doing its best to provide the best facilities to the public especially on public transportation.
Dr Zambry was surprised when one of the students reminded him about criminal cases which have been on the increase in Ipoh. In response the MB said that though Ipoh is one of the safest cities in Malaysia, the police are doing their job to ensure the safety of all citizens. Nevertheless he advised the students to take precautions for their own safety.
Selfie with Pharmacy students
Before leaving the main hall for hi-tea, Dr Zambry was surrounded by excited students waiting in line to take photos and selfies with him. As he stepped down from the stage the students were already ready with their smart phones and gadgets to capture their photos with the most important person in Perak. As he walked down the aisle, the sporting Dr Zambry happily joined the selfie groups, chatted with the students and enjoyed the warmth and hospitality shown by the students.
Selfie with Nursing students Y.B Dato' Dr Muhammad Amin Zakaria, State Exco of Perak
Dignitaries who attended the three hour session were Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud, Presiden / Chief Executive Officer Universiti Kuala Lumpur; Datuk (Dr) Zamani Md Noor, Chairman UniKL RCMP, Encik Hisshamuddin Omar Chief Executive Officer & Head of Campus, and the Deans.
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