By Salbinous Saribun
THURSDAY , 27 AUGUST – Knowledge is very important in the process of self-development, organisation, nation and civilisation, said the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah.
Hence, he said, education and the appreciation of knowledge should always be upheld throughout our lives.
“I hope, with the knowledge and experience acquired while under the Science Foundation could be put to good use in everyday life,” he said in his speech during the Science Foundation Certificate Presentation Ceremony, which was read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali.
Datuk Harun said, in whatever fields we endeavour, students must demonstrate the values of excellence in terms of personality and the ability to interact with society.
“The success we achieved not only to used to seize the opportunity to further our studies at degree level, but also can be utilised on the surrounding communities for the preservation of life,” he added.
Held today at Dewan Resital (Recital Hall) UMS, Dr. Ismail also presented certificates to 310 students who have successfully completed the Science Foundation Programme for the 2014/2015 Session.
The Director of the Centre for the Preparatory of Science and Technology, Associate Professor Dr. Sazmal Effendi Arshad and Chief Librarian, Dg. Rukiah Ag. Amit. – (fl)
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