The leadership effectiveness of the minister mentor program to develop the students’ community in the public universities in Malaysia
Mohamad Fathi Bin Abdul Rahman, Dr. Mohammad Shatar Bin Sabran
The objective of this study is to identify the contributing factors to the leadership effectiveness of the Minister Mentor Program to develop the students’ community in the public universities in Malaysia. This program which has been launched about seven years ago is also helped to bridge the relationship between the universities and the ministers involved. The program is also help the ministers involved to interact with students and explain all the current government policies to the students. This research was conducted by using both qualitative and quantitative method. The mixed method is used in this research because it will help generate more accurate findings. This research was conducted in five research universities which are Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This findings of the research were being analysed qualitatively due to many perceptions and opinions from the respondents involved in this research. The findings showed that, there were few factors contributed to the effectiveness of Minister Mentor Program to help developing the students. Three of the main factors are physical infrastructure, social support of the university, and the personality of the Minister Mentor himself. The contributing factors to the effectiveness of Minister Mentor program may also become the constraints of the program to achieve the objective of this program in the university with successfully. Thus in order to improve the effectiveness of this program both the contributing and constraints factors must be taken into serious consideration in the future.