As APACC continues to cover more institutions for accreditation in Malaysia, another polytechnic in Penang, named Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP) underwent the 3-day onsite visit from March 24 to March 26, 2015. The assigned APACC team had CPSC Faculty Consultant Dr. Hazrat Hussain as the Team Leader. He was accompanied by Polytechnic University of the Philippines, College of Science Dean Dr. Theresita Atienza, APACC Officer Mr. Bryan Noel Lazaro, and Local Translator Ms. Nabil Yaacob.

PSP is one of the three polytechnics located in the state of Penang. On September 1, 1998, It became the 10th polytechnic established under World Bank Fund, occupying 101.36 acres of land on Jalan Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang. PSP envisions becoming a leading institution in providing excellent education and training by 2015, and strives to reach this vision through its mission of producing distinctive human capital to steer the nation's economy in line with polytechnic transportation plan.

The polytechnic offers 12 TVET programs as follows: Diploma in Accountancy, Business Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Islamic Banking and Finance, Electronic Engineering (Communication), Electronic Engineering (Computer), Information Technology (Networking), Information Technology (Programming), Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Textile), Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing), and Mechanical Engineering (Plant).

Director Hj. Zulkifli Bin Ariffin led PSP in welcoming the APACC team. APACC President Dr. Mohammad Naim Bin Yaakub was also present on the first day to grace the opening program and to observe the initial exercises of the onsite visit. It was stressed by both APACC and PSP during the opening program, the importance of dedication and working hand in hand in order to provide quality service to its primary stakeholders, the students.

Dr. Atienza examining precautionary measures in using PSP’s Sock Knitting Machine
Dr. Hazrat with faculty and students of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
APACC Accreditors with criterion focal persons during the validation of documents
PSP was assessed against the seven APACC accreditation criteria – Governance and Management; Teaching and Learning; Faculty and Staff; Research and Development; Extension, Consultancy, and Linkages; Resources, and Support to Students. The result of the on-site visit conducted will be transmitted to polytechnics after thorough deliberation by the APACC Board.