Preparatory Centre of Science and Technology (PPST) welcomed new students from all over Malaysiaon the first day of Minggu Suai Mesra (MSM) Asasi Sains UMS 2016/2017 at Kolej Kediaman TunMustapha. The event was held successfully from 22nd to 26th of May 2016. The aim of 5–day MSM Asasi Sains event was to expose students to the academic structure of the program as well as the background of the university. Throughout the event, students were exposed to the environment of the campus facilitated by the alumni. In addition, informative talks comprising of curriculum structure, university regulations, rules and safety in campus were conducted. Besides that, integrated and enlightening group activities were also conducted to instil a sense of belonging and to promote interaction. This welcoming atmosphere hoped to help the students in accommodating themselves in a new learning setting. Speaking at the closing ceremony, director of PPST, Prof. Madya Dr. Sazmal Effendi Arshad highlighted the mission of the centre which is to become an excellent preparatory centre to produce good quality students for the undergraduate program in UMS. He also encouraged students to strive for excellence in their studies by developing effective partnerships in the process of teaching and learning. The ceremony was officiated by Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof on 26th of May 2016, at Dewan Kuliah Pusat 1. He advised the students to stay focus in classwhile adapting the healthy lifestyle of a University student and underlined the importance of living in blessing and respecting the lecturers.
Photo session among students of ASASI SAINS UMS 2016/2017 with PPST Director, Assoc. Prof. Sazmal Effendi Arshad and PPST lecturers in Dewan Kuliah Pusat DKP 1 on May 26, 2016 .