MMU President, Prof Dato’ Dr Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, was invited to Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) recently to receive the APEL (C) certificate from the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad. During the event, which was held on 5 January 2021, the APEL (C) certificate was awarded to MMU along with two other institutions which had also received their approvals.
The APEL (C) Unit at MMU, under the purview of the Centre Online Distance Learning, headed by Dr Tenku Putri Norishah Tenku Shariman, had applied for the certification and had conducted the Pilot Study involving students and the lecturers from the Faculty of Management (FOM) and Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI). The results of the Pilot Study and other related administrative aspects of APEL (C) were presented to the MQA panellists during a presentation session on 17 September 2020. MMU finally received MQA approval for the implementation of APEL (C) on 27 October 2020.
APEL (C) refers to the award of credits for prior experiential learning towards a course in an accredited programme. It recognises prior experiential learning that is relevant and specific to a course within a programme of study and is applicable for all courses except for final year project, thesis and dissertation. With this approval from MQA, MMU students can now apply for APEL (C) which enables them to credit transfer their prior experiential learning which includes informal learning such as hobbies, work experience and voluntary work, as well as non-formal learning which includes seminars, workshops and short courses. For more information regarding APEL, please contact Ms Farihan Abdullah or Ms Siti Rodziah Arub at 03-8312 5509.