UTP Quality Day 2008 (7 Nov 2008) PDF Print E-mail


This year’s UTP Quality Day (Q Day), the 6 th since UTP embarked on its quality journey, greeted with much enthusiasm by staff. Held on 7 th of November at the Chancellor Hall, Q Day is a special ceremony celebrated to recognise staff dedication, contribution and commitment in the various categories. The event was officiated by the Rector, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Haji Kasim.


In his Opening Address, YBhg Datuk Dr. Zainal highlighted the various improvements and intervention programmes that are currently taking place in the university. Among others are the Knowledge Management initiatives, Mentoring & Coaching Programme and UTP Transformation Plan. He also reminded participants of their responsibilities and role in accomplishing the university’s aspiration of being a global player in a competitive market. All staff should also strive harder to instill the quality culture in running the education business.



Later, the Rector presented certificates to 202 attendees of 5QPs and Corporate Agenda Training Session and tokens of appreciation to 13 of UTP Quality Facilitators. Audiences were then entertained with a video presentation by Tronoh Theater Shop entitled “Ciku”.


It was followed by the Knowledge Management Initiative Soft Launch and the presentation of a newly published book entitled ‘Business Management: A Malaysian Perspective’, jointly written by the lecturers of Management & Humanities Department of UTP and Accounting and   Marketing Departments of Universiti Teknologi MARA to YBhg Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Haji Kasim.



16 awards were presented during UTP Q Day 2008 including Long Service, Premium Researcher, Publication, Mesra and Leadership Award.  In total, there were 54 individual winners, 9 group winners and 55 recipients of 10 Years Service Award. The highlight of the day was the Outstanding Department Award won by the Chemical and Civil Engineering for the Academic Category and Information Resource Centre and Registry for the Administrative Category.


Attached is the list of Award Winners & 10 Years Service Award recipients: