TUESDAY, 02 SEPTEMBER – The Student Affairs Department (HEPA) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) highlights the leadership skills of senior students in coordinating the Orientation Week or Minggu Suai Mesra (MSM) to the new students who reported for the 2014/2015 Academic Session.According to UMS Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali, the move was intended to train UMS undergraduate to practise creativity and leadership in organising big events in line with the government’s call to produce competitive human capital with quality.“The undergrads, also known as Pembimbing Suai Mesra (PSM), helps the university to guide new students adapt to campus life besides shaping their discipline and character,” he told media.He said he was confident of the ability of each PSM, who were also given courses and leadership training in preparation for the smooth flow of MSM this time.“Indeed, their involvement in the MSM are needed and appreciated. This approach will continue in future as it is able to improve their soft skills,” he added.UMS MSM will continue until 07 September 2014 with a variety of activities that will help prepare the new students mentally and physically to be called UMS undergraduates
who are excellent and well-balanced.
With the theme ‘Peneraju Legasi Transformasi’, the 20th
MSM would see a well-coordinated event in line with UMS 20th
anniversary celebration this year. – SS (fl)
Media and Citra Division