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What is the vision and mission of Wawasan Open University?
   
What is the role of the IAB?
   
Who are the members of the IAB?
   
Who is the Chancellor of Wawasan Open University?
   
Who are the members of the Board of Governors ?
   
Where is the main campus / headquarters?
   
Where are the support Regional Centres / Learning Centres?
   
Why is Wawasan Open University unique compared to others?
   
Why are the programmes / courses offered at Wawasan Open University of high quality?
   
What will the Quality Assurance (QA) emphasise on?
   

What is the vision and mission of Wawasan Open University?

Vision
The vision of Wawasan Open University is to be a vibrant learning community that inspires learning, supports innovation and nurtures all-round personal growth.

Mission
Wawasan Open University commits to the expansion of opportunities in higher education and to teaching excellence aimed at increasing the level of knowledge and scholarship among all Malaysians.

 

 
What is the role of the IAB?

The IAB is established to:

  • advise the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Wawasan Open University on all aspects of the University's development. 
  • keep the VC informed on international trends in educational innovations and delivery.
  • assist Wawasan Open University in building its international academic network.
  • support Wawasan Open University in building its international profile as a centre for academic excellence.
 

 
Who are the members of the IAB?

Please refer to the International Advisory Board page for detailed information.

 

 
Who is the Chancellor of Wawasan Open University?

Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah

 

 
Who are the members of the Board of Governors ?

Please refer to the Board of Governors page for detailed information.

 

 
Where is the main campus / headquarters?
We are presently located at 54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang, comprising a purpose-built 12-storey building and Homestead that houses the Chancellery.
 

 
Where are the support Regional Centres / Learning Centres?

Below are the location of the Regional Centres / Learning Centres of Wawasan Open University across Malaysia:

 
  Regional Centre
Address: 54, Jalan Sultan Ahamd Shah, 10050 Penang
Tel: 04-2180 133/ 2180 134
Fax: 04-2284 500
Email: ro_pg@wou.edu.my
 
Learning Centre
Address: Disted-Stamford College
340 Macalister Road
10350 Penang
 
 
  Regional Centre
Address: Wisma Gerakan
80 Persiaran Green Hill
30450 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-2426 323 / 2436 323
Fax: 05-2549 323
Email: ro_ip@wou.edu.my
 
Learning Centre
Address: Insitut Teknologi Perak (ITP)
E-2-2, Greentown Square 
Jalan Dato' Seri Ahmad Said Greentown 30450 Ipoh, Perak
 
 
  Regional Centre
Address: Level 3, Menara PGRM
8 Jalan Pudu Ulu
56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9281 7323 / 9283 8323 / 9284 7323
Fax: 03-9284 9323
Email: ro_kl@wou.edu.my
 
 
  Regional Centre
Address: 17 & 19 Jalan Jaya 2
Taman Jaya
81300 Skudai
Tel: 07-5564 323 / 5566 323
Fax: 07-5549 323
Email: ro_jb@wou.edu.my
 
Learning Centre
Address: Southern College
PTD 64888, 15km
Jalan Skudai
PO.Box 76
81300 Johor.
 


 
 
  Regional Centre
Address: No. 3956, Tingkat Bawah
Wisma Gerakan
Jalan Temenggong
15000 Kota Bharu
Kelantan
Tel: 09-7487 323 /
7486 323
Fax: 09-7489 323
Email: ro_kb@wou.edu.my
 
 
  Regional Centre
Address: L2 - 6 & 7, Wisma BU8
11, Lebuh Bandar Utama
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-76297 223 /
76297 123
Fax: 03-76297 023
Email: rso_bu@wou.edu.my
 
  Regional Centre
Address: 14 Westin Avenue
Jalan Tun Jugah,
93350 Kuching
Sarawak.

 
Tel: 082-578 923 /
 
Fax: 082-576 923
Email: ro_kc@wou.edu.my
 
  Regional Centre
Address: Regional Support Centre
No. 34-1 Ground Floor,
Jalan PJS 8/2, Mentari Plaza
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

 
Tel: 03-56355323 / 03-56325323
 
Fax: 03-56351323
Email: rso_sbg@wou.edu.my
 
 
  Regional Centre
Address: Regional Support Centre
No. 41(Ground Floor), Jalan Kasuarina 2/KS7,
Bandar Botanic Capital,
41200 Klang,
Selangor.

 
Tel: 03-3325 2353 / 03-3325 2373
 
Fax: 03-3325 2313
Email: rso_klg@wou.edu.my
 
 
 

 
Why is Wawasan Open University unique compared to others?
Wawasan Open University is unique because it offers accessible, affordable and flexible programmes in line with the objective of providing education for all.
 

 
Why are the programmes / courses offered at Wawasan Open University of high quality?
All programmes / courses are of high quality as they are subjected to both internal and external scrutiny.

Internally quality assurance will be monitored by:
  • Departmental Committees
  • Boards of Academic Schools
  • Senate
  • Board of Management
  • International Advisory Board, and
  • Board of Governors
     

External quality assurance is supervised by:

  • An external academic peer review group (Advisory Peer Group, APG) to review and advise on the curriculum.
  • An external course assessor system to assess the relevance, appropriateness, depth and treatment of courses.
  • An external examiner system to ensure parity of standards.
  • A periodic external institutional review system to review the entire organisation for its effectiveness and efficiency.
 

 
What will the Quality Assurance (QA) emphasise on?
The QA system will focus on five main domains in line with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) guidelines formerly known as Lembaga Akreditasi Negara, LAN. These are:
  • Programme Planning
  • Course design, development and production
  • Course delivery
  • Student assessment and awards, and
  • Staff development