Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Yuran kolej UKM naik !!!!!

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Oleh JUNHAIRI ALYASA

junhairi.alyasa@kosmo.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR - Pelajar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) bimbang dengan nasib mereka apabila pihak pengurusan kolej di universiti itu berhasrat untuk menaikkan yuran asrama daripada RM490 kepada RM600 bagi setiap semester bermula sesi depan.

Kenaikan yuran tersebut kini menjadi perbualan hangat di kalangan pelajar kerana mereka sudah dibebani dengan kenaikan yuran pengajian sejak tahun lalu.

Malah, kesan kenaikan yuran asrama itu akan turut dirasai oleh 4,000 hingga 5,000 pelajar baru yang dijangka memulakan pengajian mereka tidak lama lagi.

Kosmo! difahamkan, kenaikan yuran asrama itu melibatkan lapan buah kolej kediaman iaitu Kolej Ibrahim Yaakub, Datuk Onn, Aminuddin Baki, Ungku Omar, Burhanuddin Helmi, Rahim Kajai, Ibu Zain, Idris Al Marbawi, Tun Syed Nasir, Tun Dr. Ismail dan Tun Hussein Onn.

Bagaimanapun, pelajar yang menginap di dua buah kolej lagi iaitu Kolej Za'ba dan Keris Mas bakal menikmati penurunan yuran sebanyak RM90 ekoran penyelarasan yuran yang dilaksanakan oleh UKM.

Salah seorang pelajar fakulti undang-undang universiti itu yang cuma mahu dikenali sebagai Munirah mempersoalkan kenaikan yuran tersebut kerana mutu perkhidmatan yang disediakan kepada pelajar masih rendah.

"Kalau dilihat dari segi keselamatan, keselesaan, kemudahan Internet masih lagi mengecewakan pelajar di sini. Kalau nak naikkan yuran pun kena pastikan semua itu dipenuhi dahulu baru pelajar tidak akan mempersoalkan kenaikan ini,'' katanya ketika dihubungi Kosmo! semalam.

Menurut beliau, kesan kenaikan yuran pengajian pada tahun lalu masih lagi dirasai oleh kebanyakan pelajar dan ditambah lagi dengan bebanan baru ini menyebabkan ramai pelajar merungut.

"Tahun lepas pelajar baru kena bayar yuran pengajian sebanyak RM750 untuk satu semester berbanding sebelum ini cuma RM550. Sekarang nak naik lagi, saya yakin ramai yang akan pening kepala," ujarnya.

Sementara itu, seorang lagi pelajar yang cuma ingin dikenali sebagai Faizal meminta pihak pengurusan universiti mempertimbangkan semula kenaikan tersebut ekoran kemelesetan ekonomi dunia yang turut melanda negara ini.

"Saya merayu kepada pihak universiti pertimbangkan keputusan yang bakal dilaksanakan itu. Kalau boleh kami juga ingin tahu perincian sebenar yuran yang dibayar pada setiap semester supaya ada ketelusan di antara pelajar dan pihak pengurusan universiti,'' katanya.


Jadi....aper pandangan anda terhadap hal ini??? Sebelum ini yuran naik, yang digembar-gemburkan adalah yuran kolej di KKM dan KPZ akan turun, tp di"banyak" lagi kolej lain naik... hmm....Inikan universiti awam...yg dibina untuk menjaga kepentingan awam dan sebagai kemudahan untuk rakyat.... kemana duit2 nie semua akan pergi ya?? belum lagi ukm mendapat penganugerahan universiti APEX dimana universiti akan mendapat autonomi untuk pengurusan, kewangan dan lain2....hmm.... fikir2kan....anda sebagai pelajar pasti boleh menilai....

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Acer Spills Windows 7 Release Date!!!

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We have a date!

Speaking to journalists at ZDNet and Pocket-lint today Acer let the big one slip, not once but twice through two different representatives.

Talking to ZDNet Acer European President Massimo D'Angelo began the foot in mouth fun when discussing the company's new range of All In One PCs. In responding to the question of whether they would be ship with Microsoft's new OS he explained: "No, when it's in store it won't have Windows 7 pre-loaded. We won't be actually selling it a day before the 23rd October".


Perish the thought this could be considered ambiguous because Acer UK MD Bobby Watkins then told Pocket-lint: "23rd October is the date the Windows 7 will be available. There is a 30 day upgrade time so that customers don't wait to buy a new computer, so if you buy during that 30 day period, you'll get a free upgrade to Windows 7."

Pretty hard to make things any more unequivocal than that!

Naturally we've chased up Microsoft on this issue and been told the official Microsoft line is its in the process of putting together a statement but until then it will decline to comment. Which sounds like either a) Damn, the game's up - let's carefully word our fess up, or b) Let's move the date a few weeks either side and be able to issue a denial.

Either way, it seems highly unlikely such senior Acer execs would both have their information wrong so we expect this one to pan out. On a practical aside: Windows 7 beta testers, you might as well install the Release Candidate because it appears the final version will debut after the beta's 1 August expiry date.

Update: Microsoft has come back with a long comment that's essentially a no comment:

"On 30 April we made the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Windows 7 Release Candidate is a major business and engineering milestone, and indicates that the operating system is entering the final phases of development. Windows 7 RC is the result of feedback from millions of customers and partners around the world, and is ready for partners to develop and test applications, device drivers and services. As we have said for some time, we are committed to making Windows 7 available within three years of the General Availability of Windows Vista."

Thrilling, no? So 23 October it appears to be!

***Microsoft has stated that it plans to release Windows 7 to manufacturing in July 2009 with general retail availability set for October 22, 2009***