Preparatory Centre of Science and Technology (PPST), University Malaysia Sabah held the Certification Ceremony Asasi Sains (MPSAS 2016) for the 2015/2016 intake on 25th September 2016. The ceremony started at 9:00 am and was inaugurated by the Deputy of Vice Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Dr. D. Kamarudin D. Mudin as the representative of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato Harun Abdullah. The ceremony was witnessed and enlivened by the attendance of students, parents, lecturers and staffs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sazmal Effendi Arshad in his welcoming speech, congratulated the students who managed to complete their studies remarkably in Science Foundation Program. He added that a total of 1022 students were successfully produced through this Foundation program since the first academic session in 2010. This success is in line with the national call to produce more students who are interested in pursuing science stream at university level.
The inauguration speech read by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Kamarudin D. Mudin urged the students to make science and knowledge culture as an important element in life. He added that science is a rapidly growing field and UMS through its mission will always add science graduate from time to time.
A total of 259 students from 2015/2016 intake have successfully received certificate of completion at this ceremony. At this event, several awards were given to students who excelled in their respective categories. Siti Zaleha Abd Tahar received The Vice-Chancellor Award (UMS Science Foundation) and the Director Award was awarded to Helmie Janong. In addition, the Aspiration Award and Dedication Award were awarded to Shazlin Ma Abirihim @ Ibrahim and Joubert Joisin respectively. The ceremony ended at 11am.