MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER – A total of 45 students from the Higher Learning Institution (IPTA) from across the country participated in the Ride Across the Ocean 2014.
The inaugural programme was organised by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
The flagging off ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) UMS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali who represented the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah at the premises of UMS Labuan International Campus (UMSKAL), on Sunday.
Dr. Ismail said UMS will strengthen the eco-campus programmes that promotes the culture of cycling among students in the campus.
He said the Vice-Chancellor himself wanted the students to use bicycles to reduce smoke pollution, especially when attending lectures and activities on campus in Kota Kinabalu, Labuan and Sandakan.
“UMS will implement various measures to ensure that students use bicycles on campus in accordance with the goals of eco-campus programmes,” he said when launching the programme.
He also thanked UUM with the support of MoE in selecting UMS as the first destination and UMSKAL as the venue for the launching of the Ride Across the Ocean 2014.
Also present were the Secretary of MoE Higher Education Sector, Hazaly Jali; Director of UMSKAL, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murnizam Haji Halik; Director of UMS Sports Centre, Mohd Asyraf Fong Abdullah and Director of UUM Sport Centre, Shafferi Rejab who was also the Project Director of the Ride Across the Ocean 2014 Programme. – SS (fl)
Source: Azri Onn
Media and Citra Division