WEDNESDAY, 06 AUGUST – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah was one of 11 leaders was appointed to be in the panel of the National Education Advisory Council (MPPK) 2014-2016 Session with effect from 1 August.
Their appointment letters were presented by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Minister of Education, at Putrajaya yesterday.
According to Prof. Datuk Dr. Harun, the appointment was considered as a trust given to the indigenous communities in Sabah to help improve the education policy which still required practical action.
“UMS will work to address issues relating to education in the state so that no gaps shall exist particularly in the national context,” he said.
He also said that UMS thinking committee were always willing to contribute their ideas to uplift education in Malaysia.
“In addition to providing infrastructure facilities, it is important for us to preserve the value of patriotism by promoting the aspiration on awareness towards environment,” he added.
The appointment of Prof. Datuk Dr. Harun lifted the image of UMS especially when it was noted that he was the only Vice-Chancellor of a higher learning institution appointed. – ZMD (fl)
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