Tuesday, 26 February 2013

KUIN TURNS TO HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTRY FOR HELP

Sumber : NSTP 

ALOR STAR: The 400-odd employees of financially troubled state-owned Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kuin) are turning to the Higher Education Ministry for help.

Having lost confidence in Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to solve their problems, including late salary payments, the unhappy lot has proposed the ministry to set up a special committee to probe Kuin’s mismanagement.

The group’s spokesman, Muhammad Azki Hafizi, also blamed Kuin rector Prof Datuk Dr Jamil Osman for all the problems.

Muhammad Azki, who is Kuin senior assistant registrar, said Kuin ran into financial difficulties after Jamil had set up seven subsidiary companies for the university college.


“All the companies have drained Kuin of its funds. The menteri besar instead of hearing us out had chosen to turn a blind eye to the problems caused by Jamil.

“We no longer have confidence in both men,” he told reporters here today.

He said the group planned to hold a tell-all ceramah in an open field next to Mara Polytechnic in Jalan Suka Menanti, near here, at 3.30pm tomorrow.

“We invite all to come and hear what we have to say about the mismanagement by Jamil. We are also inviting the menteri besar to the event,” he said.

The frustrated Kuin lecturers and staff had called for Azizan to quit as chairman of the institution after they claimed he had failed to address a host of problems, including unaccredited courses and favouritism by the senior management team.

They had also demanded Azizan to apologize to them after he labelled them as Umno agents.