Lyna MOhamad & Rokiah Mahmud
The Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Library launched its World Book Day celebration on Tuesday, with the event set to run until April 3. The celebration is held in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Publication (PPP) and Centre for Promotion of Knowledge and Language (PPIB).
UNISSA Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal launched the event and officiated the English Language Club ‘Empower UNISSA’ event, with its students as members.
Dean of Syariah and Law Faculty Dr Hajah Mas Nooraini binti Haji Mohiddin held a book discussion titled ‘Waqaf Sudah Tiba Masanya Untuk Berubah’ to discuss in greater detail waqaf– (endowment) related issues.
The event aims to galvanise students’ interest in book reading, attract students and academicians to UNISSA’s Library, and enlighten the public on how practising waqaf can bring about rewards.
The five-day event includes a book exhibition, book discussions, ‘Plagiarism and Turn It In’ workshop; book donation, book clinic and story-telling. Members of the public are welcome to join in the event.
World Book Day is celebrated every April 23 as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.