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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian National News Agency
(Bernama) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with seven public and
five private institutions of higher learning (IPT) to accept more IPT students
to undergo industrial training.
Through the MoU, Bernama would take students from Universiti Teknologi Mara
(10), Universiti Putra Malaysia (5), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin(5),
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (5), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (5),
Universiti Malaya (5) dan Universiti Utara Malaysia (10) each year to undergo
Towards the same end, Bernama would accept students of Limkokwing University
of Creative Technology (five), Kolej Universiti Infrastruktur Kuala Lumpur (5),
Multimedia College Sdn Bhd (5), Universiti Industri Selangor (10) and Kolej
Poly-Tech MARA (7).
The MoU was signed by Bernama General Manager Datuk Hasnul Hassan and the
representatives of the IPTs, witnessed by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri
Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Information Communication and Culture Deputy Minister
Datuk Maglin Dennis D''Cruz and Bernama Chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Sulaiman.
Hasnul, in his welcoming address, said Bernama would place emphasis on
mastery of written and spoken Bahasa Melayu and English, problem solving skills,
entreprenuership and professional attributes, expansion of mind and creativity
and the absorbtion of pure values and morals among students.
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"Hopefully, with the cooperation of the universities and colleges and the
continuous support of the government, we will be capable of creating a ''Y''
generation who are capable and have the potentials to develop our country," he
He said the MoU, which was for a three-year period, would focus on taking
journalism students as Bernama was the premier news agency in the field.
Nevertheless, he said there would also be students who would be getting
training in other areas including information technology, photography,
broadcasting and human resources.
He said during the duration of their training with the agency, they would be
provided with an allowance of RM300 a month, each.
The representatives then visited the Editorial Department, BernamaTV and
Bernama Radio24 to see for themselves the working environment in Bernama.
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