Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) in Malaysia has appointed its first female registrar of the university effective Nov 17, it announced in a press statement to Human Resources.

Previously deputy registrar of human resources division Dr Zainab Othman’s appointment was confirmed by the UPSI board of directors on 5 December.

"Zainab, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy in education from Nova Southeastern University of Florida, United States, was appointed to the post due to her extensive experience in administration, student management and corporate communications,” the statement said.

From Pekan, Pahang, Zainab started her service at UPSI in 2002 as deputy registrar at the student affairs and alumni department.

UPSI vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran described her appointment as fitting due to her vast experience and high academic qualifications.

Commenting on her new role, Zainab said that she would use her experience to enhance the country’s education management system, particularly in UPSI.

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