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Etiqa’s RM150,000 Sponsorship to Help B40 Students at IIC

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Islamic College (IIC) received RM150,000 worth of sponsorship from Etiqa General Takaful Bhd allocated for outstanding Diploma of Creative Animation students today.

The sponsorship is part of Etiqa’s ongoing corporate investment commitment towards education.

IIUM education division chairman Mohd Khair Ngadiron said some parts of the sponsorship are allocated for students’ 2D-animation project, focusing on Islamic education and content for ‘dakwah’ (religious preaching).

Among the content is a how-to guide to perform the ablution and other religious obligations.

Khair said final year students from the course will be chosen to collaborate with Etiqa in producing animated teasers for the company, as part of their practical training programme.

“We hope this sponsorship initiative will support the country’s human capital development in enabling deserving students to pursue their tertiary education at IIUM.

“The sponsorship and animated teaser project are part of IIUM’s efforts in paving the way for the students from B40 communities to explore their creativity, and to impart entrepreneurial skills so they can generate income,” he said, adding that due to a limit in the amount of sponsorship, the initiative would only include one group from the batch of final year students.

Khair was speaking to reporters after receiving a mock cheque of the sponsorship from Etiqa board member Associate Professor Dr Azman Mohd Noor, at the event at Sheraton Imperial Hotel here today.

Also present were Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Mohd Shahar Abdullah, IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Dr Nik Nodzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani and IIUM Entrepreneurship and Consultancies Sdn Bhd (IEC) chief executive officer Adibah Omar.

Meanwhile, the Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance for Legal Practitioner (CBIFL) programme was also launched at the same event.

The flagship programme is supported by the Association of Islamic Banking in Malaysia (AIBIM) and is made possible through the combined efforts of prominent scholars from the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF).

Adibah said the programme aimed to equip legal practitioners with Islamic banking and finance products, services as well as requirements in drafting its legal documentation.

“CIBFL is a combination of a self-learning process and guided lecture by the IIiBF and industry’s Islamic banking and legal experts.

“The programme is set to kick off in March, with durations of 60 hours spread over 90 days.

“Currently, there are 6,460 law firms in West Malaysia registered under the Malaysian Bar, with more than 20,000 legal practitioners. We aim to enrol 1,500 of them in the first programme,” she said.

Adibah said the programme will run on a learning management system developed by Harvard University called Open EdEx.

She said the university hoped for CIBFL to be the answer sought by lawyers in adding new skills to their repertoire, adding that the programme was internationally-recognised by Islamic banking and finance institutions.

Source – NST

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