ICDL in Southeast Asian Universities
Madinah International University – MEDIU Training and Continuing Education Centre, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Mr. Daniel Palmer, General Manager of ICDL Asia and Mr. John McCormack, Regional Development Executive at ICDL Asia, were welcomed by the Manager of Administrative Affairs Division; Mr. Fuad Ahmad Umar Al’As along with the Director of MEDIU Centre for Training and Continuing Education; Asst. Prof. Dr. Saeed Ahmed Saleh Faraj.
Al-Madinah has recently become an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. It will become the first ATC to offer both English and Arabic Testing in the region. The University has a lot of international students and the ICDL offering is expected to be well received amongst this cohort of students initially, with plans to offer to the general public in the near future.
Regional Development Executive, John McCormack: ‘Having worked with the new ICDL Team at Al-Madinah from the application stage right through to becoming an ICDL Accredited Test Centre...It was great to visit the lab facilities and meet with the team. I was very impressed with the trainers, facilities, and I feel positive about the team’s plans for implementing the ICDL programme across the University’.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IIUM is a University that had offered the ICDL programme in the past under the old Malaysian Licensee, ICDL Asia has recently re-engaged with the University and it is now officially accredited to offer the ICDL programme again. ICDL Asia team visited the campus and met with Dr. HJ Mohd Zahid Ismail CEO, IIUM Advanced Technologies, (a wholly owned subsidiary of IIUM) and Mohamad Farid Ab Halim, Business & Training Development Executive, Education Division.
Both IIUM representatives are very excited about the new flexible structure of the ICDL programme; they believe it will make the programme a lot more attractive to students, colleagues, and the wider community, as they can provide a tailored combination of ICDL modules to match the varying needs. They were also enthusiastic to learn about the potential to offer ICDL in Arabic and noted that this would create new possibilities to offer the programme to a wider audience.
UIA - Indonesia
Mr. Daniel Palmer, General Manager of ICDL Asia attended an event in Jakarta, celebrating the first university to become ICDL accredited in Indonesia. UIA joins a growing network of universities who have adopted the ICDL programme as the means to give students, administrative staff, and lecturers the necessary ICT skills.