Students Our Priority – Vice-Chancellor’s Message 2014

TUESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY – The welfare and comfort of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students was one of the concerns of UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah in providing a harmonious campus environment.

According to him, efforts to increase the facilities at students residential colleges would be intensified to guarantee the safety of our students.

“Recently I visited the students’ residential colleges and had sent directives that they be equipped with CCTV,” he said.

He also urged students to care for the facilities provided by the university as well as revive the spirit of gotong royong among occupants of the residential colleges.

“Use the activity of cleaning the colleges’ premises as part of your exercises whilst fostering closer rapport with each other,” he added.

Prof. Datuk Harun also reminded students of UMS not to be swayed by extremism in politics which did not bring benefit to their learning.

“Opportunities to further your education does not come by often, carry out your responsibility as a university student by demonstrating your commitment and sincerity in performing your duties as a will from the Almighty,” he stressed.

At the Vice-Chancellor’s Message 2014 which was held at UMS Chancellor Hall this morning, Prof. Datuk Harun also announced the change of residential colleges’ names formerly known under alphabets ABCD and E to residential college Tun Dr. Mahathir (AB), residential college Tun Mustapha (CD) and residential college Tun Fuad Stephens (E).

Marketable graduates, besides having the right image and good public perception had led to UMS receiving more than 4,000 in enrolment every year and had churned out a total of 46,318 graduates since its inception two decades ago. – ZMD (FL)

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