The office would function as a meeting centre for all UMS alumni to hold discussions on planning for their activities that would benefit the alumni. It would also be a connecting centre with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), their alma mater.
The is the first alumni centre opened outside of Malaysia, and was officiated by Chairman of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Board of Directors, Tun Zaki Tun Azmi.
“Hopefully, this meeting marks a new chapter towards networking and strengthening relations among ministries, universities and UMS alumni specifically to pursue excellence as set out in the Malaysian Education Development Plan (Higher Education),” he said.
Earlier in his speech, UMS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah urged all alumni to continue in keeping the fire burning and to expand their network through ‘friend-raising’.
Also present at the official opening of the centre were the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching; First Secretary Embassy of Malaysia, Mohammed Hosni Shahiran Bin Ismail; UMS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Dr. D Kamarudin D Mudin and Director of UMS Alumni Centre, Mohd. Raffie Hj. Janau.
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Source: Dk Rozlina Datuk Pg. Aliuddin, UMS Alumni Centre
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