Sebenarnya mahu memberi laluan kepada iklan Konsert Amal MISI pada 1 Ogos nanti di sini. Tapi tiba-tiba ada topik yang HOT mesti mau cerita punya, jadi saya meminta laluan dari Konsert kepada berita tentang USIM yang pernah hangat beberapa bulan yang lalu berkenaan "Markah Kasihan". Sila baca untuk perkara yang sebenarnya...
An investigation into allegations of marks-fixing at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) by former law lecturer Yasmin Norhazleena Bahari Md Noor found no proof of her claims, said the Higher Education Ministry.
In a statement issued yesterday to refute Yasmin’s claims, the ministry’s director-general, Radin Umar Radin Sohadi, said: “USIM has proved there was no marks-fixing in its investigations, and the allegations of such a practice are wholly untrue”.
“The statement by the minister of higher education (on June 25) that marks-fixing is wholly unacceptable is true,” it said. It pointed out that a thorough examination was conducted by the ministry after receiving Yasmin’s complaints in June last year.
“After receiving the first complaint on June 10, 2008, the Ministry of Higher Education began an investigation into the matter, evaluating the manner in which exam scripts were evaluated and whether there was injustice to the complainant,” it said.
The Public Complaints Bureau had also investigated the matter, and decided no further action was required, it said. The statement said USIM has clear internal rules and procedures in the marking of exam scripts and grading students.
“The USIM system of assessing and marking exams has clear policies and procedures. Every exam decision is discussed and examined at the undergraduate examiners committee meeting at faculty level, before being brought to the university senate for validation or re-examination if there is any doubt to its fairness,” it said.
The ministry also said USIM had received MS ISO 9001:2000 accreditation from Sirim, which proves USIM has clear and transparent systems for its examinations,” it said. USIM’s public relations office said the matter had been settled and it was “no longer an issue”.
Ex-lecturer seeks Najib’s help over exam marks incident.
A former Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) lecturer has taken her fight against her forme employer to the highest level by sending an e-mail to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday. “I was being victimised at USIM because I refused to manipulate marks in order to pass undergraduates who failed my courses,” Yasmin Norhazleena Bahari Md Noor said in her letter to Najib.
Yasmin, who was a lecturer in USIM’s Law faculty, said in her letter she had written to the Ministry of Higher Education to complain “but had received only silence for eight months”.
“I reported to the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in June 2008 about my victimisation. The continuous victimisation at USIM and MOHE’s silence to my complaint forced me to resign in November 2008. The MOHE only replied to my complaint in February 2009 (after eight months), in USIM’s favour,” Yasmin, who is seeking a meeting with Najib, said.
“I have been jobless for the past eight months, against my will. I have been victimised by USIM and the MOHE. Therefore, I seek Datuk Seri’s assistance so that I could be reinstated as I was victimised because I refused to manipulate marks.”
Contacted by theSun, Yasmin said she had sent the e-mail through a feedback option on the prime minister’s website after calling his office earlier.
“I called this morning and was told by an officer who handles complaints to write in to the prime minister’s office (website) and I left my feedback there,” she said.