Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ibrahim
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Message from the Dean
Assalammualaikum and greetings to all,
First and foremost, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone in School of Education and Social Development (SESD), especially the new batch of students for Semester 1, 2012/2013 Session, all of whom start a new chapter of their lives as the students of University Malaysia Sabah from September 2th, 2012. Not forgetting the returning students in their second, third and fourth year of study whose semester begins on September 7, 2012.
Effective this year, all public higher learning institutions will be using a new academic calendar whereby the new semester intake will start every September. University Malaysia Sabah also follows suits in the bid to respond to this global need to ensure that it can stay on par with overseas universities. This move will see the benefit of garnering more interests from international students.
As the students in the School of Education and Social Development, University Malaysia Sabah, it is my sincerest wish that you can achieve excellence in every possible aspect. This is crucial since you are the future teachers who will prominently shape the future generation. I am very confident that by helping each other, and cooperating with fellow classmates, these will pave your way towards excellence. Always be reminded of your loved ones’ hopes upon yourselves.
I would also like to welcome back the academic and administrative staff of School of Education and Social Development after a long semester break and holidays. Let us work together towards achieving excellence for the school.
The School of Education and Social Development offers dynamic courses whereby students can enroll in excellent education programs at certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Education and Social Development looks at developing teacher’s professionalism by emphasizing a balanced involvement from both the individual and community. To prospective teachers, the School of Education and Social Development is an exceptional place to start your career as an educator. Besides that, the School strives to provide the best knowledge and experience to improve the level of teaching profession.
The School of Education and Social Development was established in 1995 as part of the academic schools in University Malaysia Sabah. It started operation with four lecturers at Jalan Tuaran Temporary Campus. The first group was made up of nineteen students from the Bachelor of Education program (intake 1995/96). Currently, the School of Education and Social Development is offering education until postgraduate level (part time and full time) through research and course work.
The new building for School of Education and Social Development (SESD) was completed in January 2002. We house modern facilities such as Micro-Teaching rooms, computer laboratories, a gymnasium and a mini-auditorium. Since its establishment, the SESD has made strides in all aspects. SESD offers a variety of challenging and stimulating programs in the field of early teacher education and postgraduate.
In line with the National Education Philosophy (NEP), the programs offered by the School of Education and Social Development highlights three elements:
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