UiTM To Celebrate Alumni Day On 19 December

KUCHING, 19 DECEMBER 2022 – Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has announced UiTM Alumni Day to be celebrated every year on 19 December. The date is chosen to commemorate the first UiTM Convocation Ceremony, formerly known as the RIDA Latehan Hall, on 19 December 1964. On this historic day, 50 graduates received their diplomas and certificates presented by Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia at the time.

The 50 graduates completed the following courses:

I.          8 from the Account Management Course (ICWA Examination – Part 3)

II.         19 from the Secretarial Course (CCS Examination)

III.        2 from the Business Management Course (BIM Examination – Part 1)

IV.        21 from the Stenography (Shorthand) Course

To date, 968,161 scrolls have been awarded to UiTM graduates all over Malaysia and UiTM has successfully produced 642,118 alumni. Moreover, a total of 59,188 alumni have registered under 41 alumni associations certified at the University’s Top Management level, as well as registered under the Department of Registration of Societies Malaysia (ROS).

The proclamation of December 19 as UiTM Alumni Day is a token of appreciation to UiTM alumni who are the catalyst for the sustainability of the university ecosystem development.  The declaration was made by the UiTM Vice-Chancellor, Yang Berbahagia Professor Datuk Ts. Dr. Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor in conjunction with the Convocation Ceremony held at UiTM Sarawak Branch.

With the annual Alumni Day celebration in effect, it is hoped that more effective interactions, and closer and more active engagements can be fostered between the alumni and UiTM. The role of alumni is viewed as crucial in enhancing and nurturing relationships from generation to generation. In this regard, UiTM hopes to work closely with its alumni for the continued development and empowerment of UiTM as a world-leading university in the fields of science, technology, humanities, and entrepreneurship, and at the same time boosting the country’s higher education image.