TUESDAY, 22 JULY – In order to ensure the campus environment is clean and safe, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through the Department of Development and Maintenance (JPP) held an Eradication of Aedes Mosquito Campaign 2014 recently.According to the Director of JPP, Kamisah Husin, the campaign was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Secretary II, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Ir. Zaini Ujang who wanted all higher learning institutions (IPTA) to carry out a mosquito eradication campagin in their respective surrounding campus.“I hope that all students and staff would together carry out this campaign to keep the campus environment
and our health in check. I believe this noble effort will ensure the cleanliness in future and that UMS is always clean, lively and harmonious without the breeding of mosquitoes and other pests,” she said.
She added that the campaign will continue until the Orientation Week come September.
Meanwhile, President of UMS General Staff (KEKAUMAS), Amat Jutrah Musnih also joined other staff and shared the same sentiment in the implementation of the campaign.
“For me, such campaign should be carried out regularly in order to raise awareness among UMS community on the importance of keeping UMS clean as it is like a second home to us,” she added.
Several activities were undertaken during the campaign including removing of used containers, covering all water containers, changing of water and cleaning of flower pots, checking of gutters to ensure no stagnant water, drains cleaned and not clogged and rubbish dumped appropriately. – SM (fl)Photos: Johaidi IsmailMedia and Citra DivisionChancellery Department