| Siti Hajar |
THE country’s first Islamic university has taken to the age of technology with the recent introduction of an online management system that aims to better the institution’s services for both staff and students.
Launched officially yesterday as part of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali’s (UNISSA) eighth year anniversary and in conjunction with the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the University Management System (UMS) includes, but is not limited to, data storage in a central database accessible online all week long with security access limited to authorised users.
A press release issued by the university explained that the system will allow for administrative and academic management while improving the quality of productivity and efficiency among the school population, all of whom will benefit in terms of learning and teaching.
With cooperation from a local IT company, the development of the system will reduce the risk of misplaced information and grading errors while encouraging a more eco-friendly practice that depends less on the traditional use of paper.
The launch of the new system also saw the university’s new website introduced, as well as a religious forum delivered by the institution’s students, which was attended by dozens of the school’s young men and women.
Jointly organised by the university’s Student Representative Council and the Student Affairs Division, the event was held at the university’s campus and was attended by its Rector, Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, as the guest of honour.
A thanksgiving prayer was among the programme’s activities to commemorate the occasion.