Thursday, July 10, 2008

Uni VC says blogs sharpen students' minds

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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Salam Dato,
I agree with the VC except the following phrase
"but urged them to stay away from those that created negative impressions about the government."
Does it mean that if the government is no good, students cannot comment on it? Please give them a little freedom so long as no vulgar words are used.

Wargalama

kluangman said...

....been allowed to make postings in credible blogs but urged them to stay away from those that created negative impressions about the government.....
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Otak tidak akan berkembang jika tidak ada percantuman positive dan negative, dan jika ini apa yang disarankan oleh universiti, ia hanya melahirkan pembodek dan pengampu dan buta kepada kebenaran.

Tahniah.

Oribt said...

To publicly greenlight the uni students' exposure to the blogosphere is a step in the right direction, definitely a far cry from the days when they weren't allowed to foray into anything mildly resembling political. It is wise too for them to be warned to not take everything said in these socio-political blogs to be absolute truth, because they, just as MSM, are subject to certain degree of direction by interested parties.

Anonymous said...

Seriously,you really think this non thinking students that our universities have been producing will be able to write after years of opression under AUKU?

What may you think the would want to write anything resembling political and risk to be expelled from unversity while the AUKU is still in effect?

Another Bolehland logic?

Keturunan Jebat

Eddie said...

We, Malaysian businessman just want to have PM who can become super salesman like Mahathir. The PM should be more pro small companies .
Malaysia should be proud of their sme as they are standing tall in the world specially in IT . I also found a site http://www.ezineartikel.com
which owns by a Malaysian and getting good preview by the internet marketing gurus.

So..come on Pak Lah givelah more support to these guys ok

Ramli Mohd Yunus said...

Is he another TS Nordin Kardi in the making or already another halfbaked VC toying the political lines!

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