It gives me great pleasure to be here at this auspicious occasion to launch Engineering Week, better known as E-Week in Multimedia University.
2. This event is timely with the advent of the knowledge era, in which every aspect of our lives will be enriched with state-of-the-art facilities and gadgets way beyond our imagination.
3. I am pleased to observe the efforts of Multimedia University students who have taken the initiative to organise such an event with the aim of keeping abreast of the latest developments in the engineering field.
With such fast-paced innovations and developments, we must constantly upgrade ourselves and ensure that we are at the forefront of technological developments globally.
4. Knowledge is fast becoming an asset and a powerful engine in various enterprises globally. Bearing this in mind, the University is making every effort to gird its students with the knowledge and technology essential to succeed in today's world. Through the courses taught in MMU, students will be able to gain knowledge and expertise that will give them cutting edge skills and make them more competitive upon graduation.
5. With adequate knowledge and skills, MMU students will be able to play a more significant role in ensuring that our country is at the forefront of the K- era and maintains its competitiveness. It is imperative that students assimilate and incorporate knowledge, skills and technology in their daily lives and jobs when they have graduated.
6. While all this knowledge and acquiring of skills takes place when one is in MMU, it is my strong belief that university life should not be limited to gaining intellectual knowledge only. It should also provide students with an avenue to express themselves and become resourceful, creative, innovative and enterprising.
7. I therefore urge all students to seize the opportunity to cultivate all the additional skills such as communication, inter-personal, public relations, leadership and organisational skills through co- curriculum activities organised by societies and clubs made available on campus.
8. The E-Week for example, organised by the members of the Engineering Society of MMU, is a an example of an event which helps to promote cooperation among all students from the various fields of engineering.
9. I have been made to understand that many activities have been arranged for the week including a Career Fair, Science Fair, Circuit Design Competition and many more. With this row of activities lined up, I am confident that many skills have been put to play such as team spirit, critical thinking and professionalism.
10. Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation to various organisations, companies and individuals for the unwavering support and contribution in making this event a success. I would also like to commend the Faculty of Engineering and the Engineering Society, particularly the organising committee of E-Week for all their hard work and efforts.
11. On this note, it is my pleasure to officially launch E-Week 2003.