By Salbinous Saribun
TUESDAY, 01 SEPTEMBER – University plays an important role in producing balanced graduates, said Deputy Higher Education Minister, Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching.
She said students development towards excellence must include physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social.
“We want to produce students who are competitive, with high leadership skill besides being marketable when they graduate,” she added.
She said this in her Message or Amanat to new students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for the 2015/2016 Session at the Dewan Canselor (Chancellor Hall) today.
Datuk Mary also urged students to make full use of the opportunity they have during the three to four years studying at the university.
“Besides knowledge, students should also cultivate integrity in themselves,” she said, adding that the this included sincerity and honesty.
Thus, she said students should avoid the practice of plagiarism and truant besides activities that violates the law.
At the ceremony, Datuk Mary also mingled with students while repeating the ‘battlecry’ of the Ministry of Higher Education, which is ‘soaring upwards’.
Also present were the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah including Principal and Senior Officers of the university. - (fl)
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