In 2017, six Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) undergraduates are chosen as the pioneer team of public universities to enroll in the Gap Year Program under Ministry of Higher Education. Gap Year programmed was announced during the Mandate Ceremony of Higher Education Minister 2017 to accommodate Thrust 1 of Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025(Higher Education) to produce graduands who are holistic, balanced and possess entrepreneur skills.
A special meeting between the students with Vice Chancellor of USIM, Profesor Dato’ Dr. Musa Ahmad was arranged to deliver the mandate and the varsity flag before the students departed to Kampung Buluh Nipis, Bandar Muadzam, Pahang for their inaugural program with the indigenous community there.
The programs that have been arranged will serve various target groups such as the indigenous people, fishermen, farmers, homeless, the poor, the new sisters/brothers of Islam (mualaf) and general community
The objectives of this program are:
- To produce graduands who are holistics
- To produce graduands who are balanced
- To produce graduands who are possess entrepreneur skills