Two groups of Year 2 students of the Halalan Thayyiban Research Centre (HTRC) at the Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) received Virtual Innovation Competition (VIC) 2020 awards. The competition was organised by Universiti Teknologi MARA Kelantan, Malaysia.
The first group received Platinum and Gold Medal awards in the Social Science (B) Category through their product ‘Potilizer’ – an organic fertiliser made out of banana peels.
The second group won the Silver Medal in the same category with their product ‘Langus’ – a cleansing product made from natural ingredients to ease the process of sertu – an act of cleaning the highest level of impurity or severe najis according to Syariah.
VIC 2020 aimed to nurture the culture of innovation and design in the field of teaching and learning and other related fields among educators, students, and the public.
The event also provides a prestigious platform for educators, students, and the public to participate and showcase their innovations and designs through digital platform.
A total of 347 participants competed this year from Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines.
UNISSA was among one of the institutions representing the sultanate, and its participation aimed to build skill and creativity among its students in producing Halal, innovative products as well as putting forth talent and skill in effective performance and communication.