Za'ba's Rector College is a college completed in 1986 and inaugurated on December 17, 1988 by Prof. Tan Sri Dato 'Dr. Nayan Arifin, Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia at that time and was known as the Ninth Collegiate College or the Youngest College. Mr. Hj. Ali Sheikh Hj. Yaacob was the first college principal. Under his administration, the Ninth College practices a very harmonious way of life and every college is a family of others. At that point, the college's mission was creative, productive and independent and conceptualized "It's My College, It's My House".