WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH
– The existence of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) as the only public university (UA) in the state has opened many opportunities to improve the lives of its community.
According to UMS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah, UMS supported a large role at national level in the field of education for the sake of moving towards universal development.
“To move forward, we need an efficient education, which is able to change the thinking (public) towards being more positive and constructive,” he said.
He added that educators need to know the role and direction of the education field as contained in the education philosophy.
Since its inception in 1994, UMS has opened up opportunities for employment, business, education and research as well as community programmes and other related programmes.
“The stability of the country must be upheld together. Malaysia is our homeland, this is where our rice-bowl is, life and raising a family,” he said, describing that racial unity was key to the success of the country.
He was speaking at the National Development Seminar Series 2, 2015 organised by the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW) at Dewan Resital UMS.
Also present was former Sabah Archives Director, Datuk Datu Tigabelas Datu Zainal Abidin and the Dean of FKSW, Dato’ Mohd Hamdan Adnan. – ZMD (fl)
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