WEDNESDAY, 01 APRIL – The Knowledge-acquiring Programme and Community Service organised by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in collaboration with the Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) and the Duchess of Kent Hospital (HDOK) successfully held a knowledge-Acquiring Programme and community service that provided added value to the local community.
According to the President of MPS, Datuk Ir. James Wong, such programme could be used as a way towards relation-building between MPS and the community as well as other government agencies.
“We totally support and greatly welcome UMS, the centre of knowledge excellence, to Sandakan.
“Knowledge-acquiring Programmes such as this suits the different walks of life of the community here as there is also a book exhibition with attractive discounts that would be appropriate for the students, teachers and the public,” he said.
He was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the Knowledge-Acquiring Programme and Community Service 2015 at the Sandakan Community Hall, recently. His text was read by the Deputy President of MPS, Haji Mohd Hamsan Awang Supain.
He added, as a follower of knowledge-based books, a discussion focusing on books provided visitors an opportunity to share their experiences and ideas as well as participated in a book review session.
“This is to answer our government’s call to cultivate the reading habit among the community,” he said.
The five-day programme which began on 27 March until 31 March among others also aimed to promote the culture of reading among students and community, increasing awareness on the importance of seeking knowledge without limits and boundaries.
Also included in the programme was a career-guidance talk and education opportunities in the public and private universities, health talks and blood donation programme with HDOK. – MA (fl)
Photo: Johaidi Ismail
Media and Citra Division