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Tuan Hj. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jab
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Professor Dr. Zakaria Kasa

Professor Dr. Zakaria Kasa is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Tanjong Malim, Malaysia. Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for five years and Deputy Dean for seven years. His career as lecturer started when he joined UPM in 1982, and to date he has served UPM & currently UPSI for 27 years. Much of his service years at UPM was as an administrator, i.e. as programme coordinator, Deputy Dean and Dean before he was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor of UPSI.

As a Professor at the Faculty of Educational Studies, UPM, he has been entrusted to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his field of expertise, i.e Technical and Vocational Education as well as Educational Management and Supervision. His dedication and commitment to his work has been recognised by the faculty and university. He has been awarded the excellent service awards for the years 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2002. As a leader in the field of technical and vocational education, he has been appointed as the President of the Malaysian of Vocational and Technical Education Association. He was also the Chairman of the Public Higher Education Institutions (IPTA), Faculty of Education, Dean Council.

In terms of research, Prof. Dr. Zakaria has involved in conducting more than 30 research projects sponsored by various local and international agencies. Among the sponsoring agencies are the Ministry of Education, Department of Islamic Development, Prime Minister’s Department, Internation Labour Organisation (ILO), German Development Service (GDS), Economic Planning Unit, UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE). He has also been invited by several IPTAs to participate in their research projects. Besides, Prof. Dr. Zakaria has published his writings in various forms of publications including journals, chapters in books, books, proceedings, modules, and papers for national and international seminars and conferences. He was also appointed by the Ministry of Education as member of Advisory Panel for Cluster Schools and also as the panel member for evaluating the curriculum of the Teacher Education Institute (IPG).