SHAH ALAM: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has decreed that the Persiaran Institut road in Seksyen 1, Shah Alam, be renamed Persiaran Tun Arshad Ayub, in honour of the late notable educationist.

The Sultan of Selangor said the decree is in recognition of the services and contributions of the first director of Mara Institute of Technology (ITM), now known as Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Bernama reported.

The Istana Alam Shah, in a post on the Selangor Royal Office Facebook page yesterday, said the Sultan’s order will be enforced immediately by the Selangor government, through the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

“The name change covers a 1.62km stretch that starts from Bulatan Bistari Seksyen 2 (in front of the main entrance of UiTM) to the traffic light intersection (near Universiti Selangor) in Seksyen 7, Shah Alam,” read the statement.

It said the change of name is to commemorate the service of Arshad, a respected and revered national education figure who had contributed much to strengthening the higher education system in the country, especially in the development of UiTM.

Arshad died on June 14 at the age of 93.