A staff from Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI), Mohamad Riduan bin Ibrahim, received a National Outstanding Educator Award 2015 (Manufacturing) in the Private Education Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Kirkby International College, Cyberjaya on Sunday, 17th May 2015.
Mohamad Riduan, a Senior Lecturer from Manufacturing Section in UniKL MSI was awarded based on his excellent achievements in several innovation competitions locally and abroad. One of his achievements was an award recipient in the 3rd World Inventor Award Festival in Seoul, Korea in 2014.
In his speech, YBhg Dato' R. Rajendran, chairman of the Private Education Cooperative of Malaysia mentioned that there were more than 200 nominations received from more than 50 private institutions.
Yang Berhormat Tuan P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Education Minister, officiated the event and presented the awards to all winners.
Apart from Mohamad Ridhuan, there were three other lecturers from UniKL IPROM who were selected to receive finalist award. They were Dr. Adnan Ibrahim, Mhd Yunin Hassan and Nur Syazana Osman.
Private Education Excellence Awards was organized by the Private Education Cooperative of Malaysia in conjunction with Teachers Day Celebration 2015. It is held annually to honour outstanding private educators in the nation. Outstanding teachers and educators from preschool to university levels were recognized under the categories of teaching, law education, science, arts and design, engineering, research and innovation, and humanity.
Among the distinguished private educators honoured were Tan Sri Dato' Napsiah Omar of WIM College (Women Development), Raja Singham of Brickfields Asia College (Law), Zahara Abdul Malik of Krista Education Group (Preschool Education), Professor Dr Suresh Kumar Govind of Universiti Malaya (Humanity), Professor Dr. Juhary Ali of Asia E University (Long Service Award), Dr. Pradeep Kumar Nair of Taylor's University(Education), Associate Professor Dr. Manjit Singh Sindhu of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (ICT Innovation) and Professor Dr. Saw Sor Heoh of INTI University (Physics).
Mohd. Ridhuan (second from left) together with Deputy Education Minister and other award recipients.
Zainal Abidin Bin Jantan