THE TOWN HALL TALK
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Bin Abubakar started his first of the “Town Hall Talk” series with select students of the university from all the branches. This programme is initiated by him to get closer to the students, in order to listen to their problems and to find suitable solutions. In his introductory speech, he told the students that he wanted to stay closer to the students. He told them to be honest and straight forward in what they say. The problems will be listened to and necessary actions will be taken. Rational decisions and not emotional decisions will be taken at any time.
This initiative is taken to make our University better. The discussions need not be about problems and complaints; it could be suggestions to enhance the value of the University. The brand “Crescent Institute” carries its own value. Whatever we do is for the benefit of Crescent. These discussions should lead to a better atmosphere in the University, which in turn would make the students to excel in studies.
The Vice Chancellor also instructed the students to be properly groomed. They should wear shoes and be neatly dressed. They should respect the teachers. They should come to class on time. If they come late, they will not be allowed inside the class. Teachers may scold the students to guide them in the right path. But they are not supposed to use abusive language. If students are ill-treated, they can meet VC and talk or can send email to email@example.com.
To conclude, the Vice Chancellor informed the students the following:
To achieve all these goals, all of us should come together and act together.
26 August 2017
Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Bin Abu Bakar, the Vice Chancellor of the University convened the second in the series of the Town Hall Talk on 24th August 2017 at 11 a.m. at Seminar Hall – II, Convention Centre. Around 100 students from the School of Electrical & Communication Sciences and the School of Computer, Information & Mathematical Sciences participated in this Town Hall Talk.
The Vice Chancellor explained the objective of this activity, that is, to encourage transparent and open discussions for the development of the University as well as for the well being of the students. He motivated the students to talk about any issues openly and honestly. He informed the students that he personally reads the emails sent to him on firstname.lastname@example.org and responds to it.
The Vice Chancellor advised the students on various factors:
11 October 2017
The third in the series of the Town Hall Talk was convened by the honorable Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Bin Abu Bakar on 10th October 2017 at 11 a.m. at Seminar Hall – II, Convention Centre. This was different from the previous Town Hall Talk as the participants were select faculty members from all the departments and schools.
The Vice Chancellor explained the objective of this activity, that is, to encourage transparent and open discussions for the development of the University as well as for the well being of the students. He expressed his concern about the behavior, attitude and discipline of the students and he encouraged the faculty members to suggest measures to improve the quality of teaching, standard of the students and ranking of the University.
The Vice Chancellor said that he would like the faculty members also to feel free to talk to him and share ideas for the improvement of the University. He was appreciative of the majority of the faculty members who are dedicated to the University and was apprehensive of the 20% of faculty members who are lethargic and have lackadaisical attitude towards teaching and other responsibilities given to them. He pointed out a few issues: