WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY – The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Student Parliamentary Session was held this morning with debates and issues brought up by the student leaders.
The debates were further boosted when the conference involving about 50 student leader representatives convened at the Sabah State Legislative Assembly (DUN).
Interestingly, the conference observed the ethics and protocol of the actual state legislative assembly sitting and was chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Datuk Dr. Johnnson Tee.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali when met said, the Student Parliamentary Session was a proactive approach taken by the management to enhance UMS students.
“It is in line with the first of ten shifts in the Malaysian Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025, to produce holistic graduates,” he said while expressing gratitude to the Sabah State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali for allowing the use of the state legislative assembly hall.
Dr. Ismail also expressed a sense of pride when UMS, a public university (UA) became the first in Malaysia to hold a Student Parliamentary sitting at the state legislative assembly hall.
Also present were UMS Alumni Centre Director, Mohd Raffie Haji Janau; Head of Student Affairs Department, Azmi Jumat and the Director of Sports Centre UMS, Mohd. Asyraaf Abdullah. – SS (fl)