UniMAP takes proactive measures in support of Undi 18

17/08/2022 06:58 PM

KANGAR, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) has drawn up programmes to provide exposure and understanding to its teenage students of Undi 18 to encourage them to vote in the 15th General Election (GE15 ) and of the country’s democratic and electoral systems, and political scenario.

Its vice-chancellor,  Prof Ts Dr Zaliman Sauli said among the efforts undertaken since early this year was establishing the UniMAP Undi 18 Secretariat (SU18) in collaboration with the university’s Rukun Negara Secretariat (SRN).

“The SU18 has the role of planning and implementing awareness activities related to Undi 18.

“UniMAP has organised the talk programme, ‘Wacana Minda UniMAP Siri 4: Bicara Anak Muda Undi 18’, with its new diploma students aimed at creating awareness of Undi 18 and their responsibility as Malaysians in upholding the country’s parliamentary democracy.

“The university also held a workshop titled, ‘Bengkel Persidangan Mahasiswa UniMAP (Persima)’, Undi 18 Altruistic Leadership seminar, Kembara Mahasiswa Negeri Perak and Sembang Santai Undi 18 with its undergraduates from Kelantan.

“These proactive measures are aimed at producing students who are knowledgeable of the country’s democratic system,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile,  UniMAP Students Representative Council president, Ahmad Akif Syakirin Mohd Adnan said the efforts could promote interest among students to know about the country’s ongoing political developments.

“This is in line with the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 which allows undergraduates to be involved in political activities within and outside the campus.

“The public universities need to be more proactive in creating awareness among their students of the importance of going out to vote and so on, especially with Undi 18 taking off in the coming GE15,” he said.