UNIVERSITY students can participate in blogs to sharpen their mind, expand their knowledge and improve language skills, according to a university vice chancellor recently. The students were also given do's and dont's of blogging.
This came from the vice chancellor of University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Prof Datuk Dr Kamaruddin Hussin at a meeting he had with students on July 2 in Kangar.
This is quite refreshing actually. He said that the students have been allowed to make postings in credible blogs but urged them to stay away from those that created negative impressions about the government.
He was reported to have said: "It is not a crime to blog or to comment in any blog. But it is the blogger's responsibility to give correct and positive information so that it does not affect the government and university management.
"I think that these on-line political critics could teach students a thing or two. Their writings could help teach students how to express their ideas," the academician said.