B40 student UiTM Professor Dr Roshana Takim
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

KUALA LUMPUR – Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) has taken prompt action on a lecturer who issued derogatory words on a B40 student.

Its Vice-Chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Roziah Mohd Janor said that the university would not compromise anyone who attempts to tarnish the name of the university intentionally or unintentionally.

She said, UiTM was set up to help those who could not afford to continue their studies in the university and it should help the B40 group.

“UiTM truly understands the constraints, difficulties and the situation faced by the students during the online teaching and learning process.

“The university also provides various funds for the less fortunate students to get education facilities such the students trust fund, aids from the zakat centre and the alumni,” she said in a statement today.

Therefore, she also urged students who face problems to contact their faculty or the university for appropriate advice and assistance to ease their learning process.

She added, everyone needs to join hands in all aspects to ensure the effectiveness of the virtual teaching and learning.

A video of a lecturer scolding her student for now owning a computer despite he was in his fifth semester went viral.

In that viral video, the lecturer knew about the economic condition of the student’s family and his mother had passed away, meanwhile, his father was unemployed.

Meanwhile, Roziah said, the incident in that video took happened during the previous semester and not yesterday.

She said, the lecturer implicated in the video is a contract staff and is currently working at the Seri Iskandar UiTM in Perak. She is also a retiree from the university. -MalaysiaGazette

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