EKSA is a re-branding of 5S practice which has been adopted in the public sector since 2010. The main component in the implementation of EKSA is still based on the 5S Practice that has been improved as well as the addition of several new elements. EKSA is not intended to replace the previous practiced on the 5S concept, but to improve the 5S elements by supporting the creation of a more conducive working environment. 5S practice is improved by adding five new elements, namely:
Regarding your inquiries on the accreditation status of Master of Applied Science granted to you in 2012, please refer to the MQA statement on its MQR website https://www2.mqa.gov.my/mqr/english/eakrbyipta.cfm pertaining to the postgraduate programme offered by all public university in Malaysia including UPM :
ACCREDITATION STATUS OF MALAYSIA PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES' POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES PRIOR TO 2013.
We wish to inform that Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR) gradually registering the accreditation status of Malaysian Public Universities postgraduate programmes (Master’s Degree, Level 7 and Doctorate Degree, Level 8 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) starting from 2013. This is largely due to the audit exercise on those postgraduate programmes undertaken by MQA in 2013. Prior to the registration, the programmes were conducted based on the existing rules and regulations applicable at that time as stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education. As such, they are deemed to have satisfied all the requirements pertaining to the quality and standards recognized by the government. Therefore, we would certify and confirm that Master of Applied Science has been recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and has complied the necessary quality requirement set by the MOHE.
As required by MQA, for the purpose of registering in MQR, name of the programme must be similar with the name of programme appears on the scroll. As for UPM PhD program, it has been registered as Doctor of Philosophy as stated on the scroll. Considering diversity of fields of study in UPM which currently comprises of 301 fields of study, UPM has categorized them under 23 detailed NEC including Economics. Same applies to Bachelor of Economics with Honours and Master of Economics. As indicated by name of the programme, both programmes are specified under Economics. Furthermore, UPM is also in the process of revising and updating the NEC registered in MQR.
Updated:: 13/10/2021 [aidawati]
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