MSU is recognized as a Global TVET Model University
3 October 2018

Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) awards Outstanding Leadership in International TVET Education to President of Management and Science University (MSU)

Management and Science University (MSU) has been awarded four new recognitions by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).

‘Global TVET Model University’ has just lengthened MSU’s string of accolades.

The recognition is only natural to the Outstanding Leadership in International TVET Education, as awarded to Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, Founder and President of Management and Science University (MSU).

The set of new ASIC recognitions to MSU also gives the university ASIQUAL Validated Award Centre Status for the provision of ASIQUAL Validated Programmes, as well as Recognised Centre Status with ASIQUAL for the provision of ASIQUAL Qualifications.

Presenting the recognitions to MSU at the university’s main campus in Shah Alam, Malaysia was ASIC Chairman Dr Maurice K. Dimmock, who recounted his own personal experience of TVET in the context of a post-high-school apprenticeship at an Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) plant in the UK. He did so well in his Ordinary National Certificate and later on in his Higher National Certificate because the work he did corresponded with the theoretical material he was taught. Experiential learning is the best kind of learning, he said, because you immediately relate theory to practice. You see everything you do in TVET become relevant on the job.

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MSU had in 2017 received the ASIC double awards of Excellence in Quality International Education and Outstanding Contribution to International Education.

The university had also received the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Tier-5 SETARA rating, the national rating system of the country's universities that measures among others their industry closeness.

Industry-embedded programmes have always been the MSU DNA in building work-ready, well-rounded graduates, said Professor Tan Sri Dato' Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid; and the TVET recognitions are timely as MSU embarks on its third phase of growth and towards greater TVET content across all its academic programmes.

Industry is also embedded into MSU; enhancing curriculum development through MSU's University Industry Advisory Panel (UIAP), keeping learning relevant and contemporary with teaching that mirrors industry's latest developments and best practices, and strengthening the university-industry ecosystem with comprehensive collaborations.

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With MSUrians leading in the job market at a national high of 98.6% graduate employability, Dr Dimmock summed MSU up as a model TVET institution with exemplary outstanding leadership in incorporating TVET into mainstream higher education.