WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014 – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) became the first Public Higher Learning Institution to have a clock tower in its campus.
The clock tower reaching to a height of 9 metres would be built in the middle of UMS roundabout, and set to be a new landmark, the pride of UMS community.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah when officiating at the function said that the UMS clock tower was a symbolic of the importance of time for intellectuals and the learned, and essential in inculcating the discipline of time not only for students but also staff of UMS.
“By observing time, UMS community will practice the culture of punctuality and to use time wisely,” he said.
Earlier, in his speech during the launching of UMS 20th Anniversary, he said the university had done much in its contributions especially towards the community in Sabah since its inception.
He said, the building of branches and research centres throughout the state indicated that UMS as an institutional knowledge were close to the community.
“Over the last 20 years, UMS has contributed to the community in terms of job opportunities, a comprehensive study of the historical, social, cultural, economic, linguistic, security, UMS experts consultancy services to government departments and undergraduates services at all corners of Sabah. This will be continued from time to time,” he said.
More than 1,000 UMS community consisting of the university’s Principal Officers, Deans and Heads of Departments including students attended the ceremony. – MA (FL)