By Mohd Affzanizam Mohd Amin
Photo: Johaidi IsmailMONDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is committed to ensure the welfare of students are looked after during the duration of their study, said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah.
He said, this included a total of 89 students who registered with UMS under the Bottom 40% Household Category (B40) during the recent new students intake 2015/2016 academic session.
“To ease the burden of this group, UMS has taken the initiative to provide food aid for a month while the students arrange and obtain their loans from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN),” he said.
He said this at a meet-the-students session of the bottom 40% house hold entry mod, recently.
According to Datuk Harun, the aid would ease the burden of the new students, and they could focus on lectures when the academic session begins.
“It is my hope that the selected students do not put to waste the opportunity given after setting foot at the university,” he added.
“If they encounter any problems, they can meet with officials at the Student Affairs Department who are ever willing to offer their help to them,” he further stressed.
The offer to enter UMS for those listed under the B40 is an initiative of the university in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure that the underpriviledged students would be able to continue their tertiary education.