Multimedia University tells graduates to adapt to reality

MMU graduates need to adjust to today's working environment especially with the current softening economy, said MMU Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Dato' Ir. Muhammad Radzi Mansor.

By AvantiKumar
Sept. 7, 2016

MMU Convocation 2016 

Photo - Tan Sri Dato' Ir. Muhammad Radzi Mansor (middle) is touching the crystal ball for launching gimmick to officiate the Convofest 2016 at MMU, Cyberjaya. Also present, Prof. Dr. Hishamuddin Ismail, the Vice President MMU (right) and Harman binti Sahib, the Director of Convofest 2016.


During Telekom Malaysia subsidiary Multimedia University's recent convocation in Cyberjaya, fresh graduates were advised to face the realities of today's working environment in a softening economy.

Pro-Chancellor of Multimedia University (MMU), Tan Sri Dato' Ir. Muhammad Radzi Mansor's remarks during the event included advice that "the scroll from the universities will only serve as an introducer to open doors and even serve as testament to some of the qualities the graduates might possessed."

"Once you are already inside the door, the nature of the workplace is that you must live up to the expectations of those who had let you in," said Radzi Mansor, whose message follows some surveys that suggested some fresh graduates were not ready to meet industry requirements.

"Corporations and businesses have their own speed cialised knowledge, and often specialised ways of conducting themselves," he said. "As such, whatever you have learned in university will not be enough. It could not be enough. You must be able to learn new knowledge, and adapt to the situation."

"The current economic situation has come to the point that the graduate often find that their job scope covering topics beyond their interest, he added."Yet, that is the reality that businesses are facing today. Employees often have to be more than what they were trained to do. The solution to this is again a willingness to learn and adapt."

Tasked with producing knowledge workers to help build Malaysia's digital economy, Multimedia University (MMU) was established in July 1996. It is a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM).  In 2014, MMU completed its third campus MMU Nusajaya in EduCity Iskandar, Nusajaya, Johor. The university currently hosts 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, more than 1,700 of whom are expatriates from about 70 countries.

This year, MMU is celebrating its 20th anniversary and class of 2016 witness a total of 3,726 MMU graduates out of which 778 Diploma holders, 2,784 Degree holders, 132 Master's Degree holders and 32 Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) holders received their scroll together with 751 Diploma holder from Multimedia College (MMC), which is the MMU's subsidiary. They are the graduates in the fields of Engineering, Information Technology, Creative Multimedia, Life Sciences, Management, Accounting, Law and Cinematic Arts.