Johor Bharu, 12 January 2010 – Open University Malaysia (OUM) contributed cash donation to the family of late Encik Zainuddin Othman, a teacher who enrolled in the programme Bachelor of Teaching Primary Education at the OUM Learning Centre, IPTHO, Batu Pahat Johor and succumbed to Acute Coronary Syndrome on 26th September, 2009.
The Centre was represented by its director, Encik Abdul Rahim Mohamed Amin who visited the family on 31st December, 2009. The cheque was given to Mrs. Norhidayah Sulaiman, the widow of late Zainuddin, at Pekan Nanas, Johor where the family resides. Mrs. Norhidayah is also a teacher who currently teaches at SK Pekan Nenas, Johor.
“OUM has always been committed in inculcating its shared values among its staff. Besides integrity, innovativeness, professionalism and teamwork, another key value that rests on the pedestal of OUM’s pillar of values is caring,”said Encik Abdul Rahim. “OUM’s caring attitude towards its students is manifested in various initiatives organized by the Center of Student Management especially in cases of students who passed away while still undergoing their study in OUM,” he added.
The donation comes from OUM's student welfare fund which is managed by CSM.
OUM is the pioneer of open distance learning in Malaysia. OUM is also committed to promote a culture of lifelong learning among Malaysians. Since its humble beginning in 2001, its current active student enrolment reaches a figure of 30,000. It has 64 learning centres throughout Malaysia. In the state of Johor, OUM has two branches - a regional learning centre in Johor Bahru and a local learning centre in Batu Pahat. Any enquiries on the programmes offered at OUM can be channeled to 07-221 2006.