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TAN SRI DATO' SERI UTAMA ARSHAD AYUB

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub’s involvement in education began in 1965 as the Principal of the MARA College of Business and Professional Studies. In 1967, Maktab MARA was transformed into Institute Technology MARA (ITM) of which Tan Sri Arshad became the First Director, serving with courage and determination from 1965 to 1975. He laid the foundation for Institut Teknologi MARA (now UiTM) and led one of the most successful education initiatives in the country. Apart from that, he has had a distinguished career in the Malaysian Civil Service, serving as Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (1975 - 1977), Deputy Director General in the Economics Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (1977 - 1978) and as Secretary General in the Ministry of Primary Industries (1978), Ministry of Agriculture (1979 - 1981) and Ministry of Land and Regional Development (1981 - 1983).

Perdana Leadership Foundation spoke to Tan Sri Arshad recently and gleaned some interesting insights about his life and his approach towards education.

 

EDUCATION
EDUCATION

Tan Sri Arshad says that any good education system must take note of the fact that Malaysia is a multiracial country.. 

INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI MARA (ITM)
INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI MARA (ITM)

Tan Sri Arshad talks about the early days of ITM such as when he first got Ealing Technical College in the UK..

SCHOOL DAYS
SCHOOL DAYS

Tan Sri Arshad speaks about life as a schoolboy growing up during the Japanese occupation of Malaya during World War II...  

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