CGPA OF THE FIRST SEMESTER 2016/2017 SESSION STUDENTS INCREASES
UUM ONLINE: The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the First Semester 2016/2017 students who gained admission into UUM saw an increase from 3.50 previously to 3.52 this year.
The UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said, the highest CGPA is 3.96, while the lowest is 3.01.
According to him, a total of 4,114 new students comprising Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM), Diploma, Matriculation and Malaysian Higher Islamic Religious Certificate (STAM) candidates, who recently obtained their results, will pursue the various 36 programmes offered by the University.
"Three programmes which recorded the highest CGPA are Bachelor of Accounting (Information Systems) with a CGPA of 3.96, followed by a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours with 3.88 and Bachelor of Finance and Islamic Banking with Honours with 3.83.
"Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours has the largest number of student enrolment (373 students), followed by Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honours (354), Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours (297) and Bachelor of Science with Honours (Information Technology), with 207 student enrolment," he said at the First Semester 2016/2017 sessionâ€™s Student Orientation Week at the Petronas Student Residency (INASIS) yesterday.
He also added that the admission this time around also saw a total of 381 international students from 18 countries pursuing their undergraduate studies with the highest number of students coming from Indonesia (193); China (87); Somalia (29); Thailand (22) and Yemen (18).
The Vice-Chancellor also reiterated that, female students still monopolize the admission similar to the previous session with a total of 3,153 (77%) students while 961 (23%) students are male students (23%).
According to him, up until 25 August, the overall number of undergraduate students is 25,122 and 6,291 postgraduate students.
"In addition, 10 students with disabilities, namely students who are visually impaired, paralysed and defected limbs as well as three students from the Orang Asli community, have also gained admission.
"The increase in the number of student admissions this time points to the increase in the quality of programmes offered by UUM.Â This is further supported by the increase in the number of international students enrolled into UUM.
"Obviously, the achievement obtained by UUM is a testament that has attracted outstanding students to pursue their studies at the University, apart from the excellent infrastructure made available for people with disabilities," he said.