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KOTA KINABALU - Preparatory Centre for Science and Technology (PPST), University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) hosted the 9th meeting of the Dean Council / Director of the Foundation that was held on 8 March 2019 (Friday). Meeting was held at the Meeting Room of PPST and chaired by Prof. Dr. Norihan Md. Arifin, Director of The Center for Foundation Studies for Agriculture Science, University of Putra Malaysia (UPM). A total of 14 delegates from the Institute of Higher Public Education (IPTA) attend the meeting including a permanent representative, Dr. Baiduriah binti Yaakub, Chairman Department, Matriculation Department, Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM). The delegates of the meetings were also celebrated in a dinner held at D'Place Kinabalu, level 2, Plaza Shell. The delegates were served with Kadazan-Dusun dishes such as linopod, hinava, and was entertained with the tribal dance performance of one of the tribes in Sabah.

In short, the establishment of the Dean Council / Director of the Foundation was intended as a platform to discuss affairs related to Foundation programs at public universities in Malaysia. This ceremony was recognized by the Department of Higher Education (Malaysia) and consist of all public universities that offered the Foundation programmes which are University of Malaya (UM),National University of Malaysia (UKM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Islamic International University of Malaysia (IIUM), Mara University of Technology (UiTM), University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS), University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS),  University of Sultan Zainal Abidin (UnisZA), University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM), Northern University Malaysia (UUM), Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) and the Matriculation Department, Ministry of Education Malaysia.