LAST_UPDATETue, 15 May 2018 11am

Jamil Khir: Time For IPB to be Given University College Status

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 MAY, 2011: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom today said that it was time for the Baitulmal Professional Institute (IPB) to be upgraded into a university college.


He said this being that the college had been in operation for almost 19 years and in line with the government's aspiration to make Malaysia a developed country by 2020.


The move would enable IPB to produce more Muslim intellectuals as well as compete with other institutions of learning in the country, he told reporters after presenting the letter of appointment as the new IPB chairman to Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, effective May 1.


Wan Mohamad, who was the former director-general of the Islamic Development Department (Jakim), replaced Tan Sri Hanafiah Ahmad, whose service ended last March 16.



- Bernama

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