It is an honour and a privilege to welcome you to this amazing Avicenna College. I can assure each and every one of you that you are here because you deserve to be and because you can bring something new and exciting to this diverse learning community.
What the education at Avicenna College can offer the world is tremendous. The opportunities for participating in the related specialized activities are enormous.
The human capital element has now become the greatest concern. Not only are the operations more sophisticated but new approaches and methodologies are needed to resolve contemporary challenges. Therefore the need for a revolution in pragmatic education and learning methodologies.
The current young adults are probably one of the most-analysed generations ever. Generally it is noted that they have no allegiance to the workplace of the past, have been exposed to videos and computers since childhood, are accustomed to a fast pace, want interactive learning, and thrive on high levels of stimulation and change.
Present day proactive youth want a more dynamic system of education that will provide adventurous learning and better options in utilizing their capabilities to the fullest. They want a future that will position them strategically to have better control of their lives. They want to grow in an industry that is renovating itself and providing challenges; and promising rewarding careers. They want to be part of the catalyst of change in transforming the industry. They have a dream of making this world a better place.
Nations today have a mission of transforming itself into a developed status in all sense, with value system. This is a great challenge. This can be achieved through our youth power that has got the domination of ideas, ambition, enthusiasm and ability. This resource of the youth is an important building block for transforming nation to attain a new strategic position.
The possibilities are now here at Avicenna College. Research and development activities will be intensive. Specific ‘fit for purpose’ programs are also offered. Frontiers will be redefined. The standards of education offered will be benchmarked by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Education (MOE). Programs developed are a hybrid of diverse requirements of the industry best practices.
Faculty members are carefully selected, having an excellent combination of academic achievement and industrial experience. Effective teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Great teachers lead the students to the threshold of their mind, applying cutting edge knowledge technology.
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. Learning to embrace change will open doors of opportunities.
My best wishes to all the Students, who with the support and guidance of the Lecturers, and Staff of Avicenna College; fulfil in their missions of developing as enlightened citizens and actively participating in transforming many more developed educated nations of the world. Most that study in Avicenna College expect an education; but Avicenna College must give them much more; preparing them for the unexpected; making a difference to the world. We cannot predict the future but we must all create a better future.
‘PASSION for KNOWLEDGE’
AHAMAD SABRI RAZAK
President of Avicenna College