FSKM and Microsoft Collaborate Towards Producing Agile and Professional Graduates

As a “Premier Digital Tech Institution”, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is always looking forward to offering competitive programmes that fulfil market needs, spearhead national development and promote global prosperity. Therefore, Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Matematik (FSKM), UiTM is proud to announce that FSKM and Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19 March 2021, which aimed at mutual cooperation to benefit the university and students from Microsoft’s expertise. The MOU was virtually signed by the Former Vice-Chancellor of UiTM, Emeritus Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Azraai Kassim and the Microsoft’s Managing Director, Mr. K. Raman.

Under the MoU, UiTM can leverage Microsoft Learn for Educators (MSLE) resources to achieve its vision – to establish UiTM as a Globally Renowned University of Science, Technology, Humanities and Entrepreneurship. The mission is to empower UiTM to lead the development of agile, professional bumiputeras through state-of-the-art curricula and impactful research.

This MoU is expected to be able to improve the UiTM’s graduate employability as it helps validate students’ knowledge of technology and potential to perform in technology industry jobs through Microsoft certification in the Azure Fundamentals, Azure AI Fundamentals and Azure Data Fundamentals courses. Students will be equipped with relevant technical skills and graduate as certified IT professionals, making them more competitive in the job sectors which is becoming more digitalized and automated requiring strong technology skill.

The effort by UiTM is another step taken to strengthen the ICT and AI capacity building of students relevant to the current needs and changes affecting higher learning institution globally.