UNIVERSITY QUALITY COUNCIL MEETING 2015: IPQ CONTINUE MOBILISING THE QUALITY AGENDA TO A HIGHER LEVEL

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On 22 October 2015 (Thursday), IPQ held University Quality Council Meeting for the year 2015 which was chaired by Yang Berbahagia Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Bin Ishak.

This meeting is the annual agenda of the University to discuss matters related to the Quality Management System and improve the Quality Management System of UUM. This meeting is very important as a platform for ensuring UUM Quality Management System meets the needs of Quality Management Systems (QMS)- ISO 9001:2008 Requirements.

Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Muhamed Mustafa Ishak, in his speech reminded all parties to be prepared to receive SIRIM audit on 6-8 November 2015. The Vice Chancellor also urged all Responsibility Centres (PTJ) to participate in UUM ICC Mini Convention which will be held in February 2016.

The Vice Chancellor also called on all parties to ensure that their respective office environment is in the best of 5S/QE practices. This recommendation is in line with the desire of UUM to make its campus clean, cheerful and conducive to all citizens.

In addition, IPQ was asked to kick off the agenda to acquire two more ISO certifications namely, ISO 26000 – Social Responsibility and ISO 14001:2005 – Environmental Management Systems.

While Assoc. Prof Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah, Director of the IPQ, outlined several methods for making UUM more competitive based on the quality agenda, namely transformation. This could be done by improving the existing procedures of the ISO 9001:2008 and make it as 'Best Management Practices', encouraging more PTJ to obtain 5S/QE MPC certification, and increasing the number of PTJ involved in the ICC which is the heart of innovation.

He also thanked all Department Heads for allowing the ISO and 5S auditors in each PTJ to conduct the ISO 9001:2008 and 5S/QE audit agenda of UUM recently and for the kind cooperation during the audit.