WEDNESDAY, 04 SEPTEMBER
– The 19th
Oath Taking Ceremony for the new intake was held this morning at the Dewan Canselor, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in conjunction with the on-going Orientation Week for the 2013/2014 Academic Session.
The ceremony, which was attended by the Chief Minister of Sabah who is also the Pro-Chancellor of UMS said that the government was committed and willing to assist in all efforts towards the development and improvement of higher education in the country. He reiterated that the development and improvement in Sabah were in tandem with the economic and social needs of students.
“UMS has generated a rapid development transformation in the shortest time in Sabah,” he further added.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, in his speech expressed that UMS will form a special committee to monitor the development and progress of the 100 poor and needy students who were recently offered places at this EcoCampus University.
“Many of those who are successful come from the poor and underpriviledged. Deprivation has forced them to strive to be successful,” he emphasised.
UMS focused on the poor and needy at the recent intake as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) so as to give opportunity to the students involved to further their tertiary education at UMS.
The Oath Taking ceremony was also attended by the principal officers, Senate and Senior Officers of UMS.
By Feria Lee
Photo: Ernest Berinus