WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY
– Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with P. S. Yap, Isma & Associates, a chartered accounting firm based in Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday.
An office called Business Solutions @ UMS – P. S. Yap, Isma & Associates is established at the building of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting, which will be used for the purpose of training for UMS students under the Accounting programme.
UMS was represented by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah who signed the agreement, witnessed by Acting Registrar, No’man Hj. Ahmad, whilst Dato’ Yap Pian Seen signed on behalf of P. S. Yap, Isma & Associates, witnessed by its representative, Dato’ Ismaamri Ab Manan.
The event also saw the presence of UMS Board of Directors Chairman, Tun Zaki Tun Azmi, Board members, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, Datuk Pengiran Hj. Mohd. Hussein Pengiran Hj. Mohd. Tahir and Datuk Ag Buhtamam Ag Mahmun.
Earlier, Datuk Harun in his speech said the main purpose of establishing an office in the campus in collaboration with the accounting firm was to facilitate the training of students, at the same time increase employment opportunities for students through the skills learned.
“The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) recommends that accounting lecturers who do not have any experience working in the industry must now have at least 12 months of industrial training.
“Therefore, this is beneficial to the lecturers of accounting programme to undergo industrial training exercise in the campus without sacrificing their teaching time,” he added.
According to him, the establishment of Business Solutions @ UMS was also to meet the requirements set by MIA.
The new Business Solutions @ UMS office was officially opened by Tun Zaki Tun Azmi in a separate event. – MA (fl)
Photo: Ernest Berinus
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