Sunday, July 02, 2006

UKM And Police To Relax Conditions For Forensic Police Unit Intake

BANGI, July 2 (Bernama) -- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the police are in talks to relax the conditions for students to join the forensic police unit after their graduation.
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Dean, Professor Dr Mohd Azman Abu Bakar, said the move would allow more students in forensic science school to join the unit.
"We try to relax several intake conditions such as physical requirement where in the past, for example, those with deformed arms and legs would not qualify to join the force," he told reporters after the university's 2006/2007 session registration ceremony at UKM here Sunday.
Mohd Azman said that the relaxation would create more employment opportunities for graduates in the field.
He said that the forensic field was not limited to police work alone but also in other areas.
"UKM has four forensic experts and 60 science lecturers who can teach forensic-related courses," he said.
UKM Vice Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Salleh Mohd Yasin, said that the Bachelor of Forensic Science under the Medical Science Faculty was a new programme offered by the university for the session, where 24 students would attend the four-year course.
UKM is the second university to offer such a course after Universiti Sains Malaysia.
For the current session, UKM had enrolled more than 5,000 new intakes to attend 103 undergraduate programmes at its 11 faculties. About 67 per cent of them are females.

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