Known as Putra ® Voting, the smartphone environment-based application is equipped with identity recognition control system, UPMID and can be reached by users via Android and iOS. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) UPM, Professor Dr. Arifin Abdu said, the Election of Student Representative Council (MPP) this time has to be held mobile applications because not all students are on campus following the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to the compliance order of standard operating procedures (SOP) by the Ministry of Higher Education.He said, ′′Through Putra ® Voting app, students no longer need to execute on campus voting, instead they can vote anywhere using their respective smartphones at any point. "It turns out that the 'everything is just at your fingertips' method can be realized by utilizing broadband technology, applications and smart devices".
In the meantime, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) who performs the function of Vice Chancellor of UPM, Professor Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Idrus said, the implementation of campus digitization is a big shift that presents new challenges to the university. According to him, UPM must always be alert and ready to make changes in line with digital transformation to remain competitive. "UPM is very proud being the first higher education institutions that implement the Election of Student Representative Council (MPP) voting through a mobile application," he said.
The voting process was conducted on March 29, 2021 from 9 am to 9 pm. The official results can be found at https://www.facebook.com/jpmppupmofficial/posts/235265384633715 .
1. Utusan Malaysia
Date of Input: 29/03/2021 | Updated: 01/04/2021 | aslamiah
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