image style web logo umsKOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will be receiving 6,396 students in stages starting March 1 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic's new norms.

For four days of the registration, 6,022 students will be checking into the main campus, 205 at its Sandakan branch and 168 at its international campus in Labuan.

As for its five hostels, UMS Kota Kinabalu can accommodate 7,834 students, while its Sandakan and Labuan campuses can accommodate 954 and 1,739 students, respectively.

"All students have to fill up the UMS-Shield form, an in-house online application developed by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with the Faculty of Computing and Informatics.

"Students from Sabah have to undergo (Covid-19) swab tests during the registration.

"All students, whether they are local or from outside Sabah, have to undergo a 10-day isolation period," said UMS in a statement.

It said these measures are to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

It said through these risk assessment screenings, people who are categorised as high risk will be isolated at the treatment centre.

Others who are in the low and medium risk group would be allowed on campus but are required to do QR code scanning at all locations.

"UMS has also identified isolation and quarantine areas should there be any symptomatic cases, should they require further monitoring and follow-up swab tests."

Prior to entering campus, students have to register at the main gate and scan the QR code for MySejahtera and UMS Smart Hadir applications.

Smart Hadir, which is downloadable via Android and iPhone platforms, is another application developed by UMS to track students' attendance and locations.

As for lecture sessions, it said these will be held through physical and online-based methods based on the requirements of the respective courses.

UMS said it will impose the standard operating procedures of frequent hand-washing, wearing face masks as well as physical distancing, while also not allowing any large-scale activities.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/02/666548/6396-students-expected-return-ums-campuses-march

 

By: Mohd Affzanizam Mohd Amin

KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was conferred two awards in the category of Finance and Education during the Public Sector Innovation Award ceremony held at the Sabah State Administrative Centre (PPNS) here.

UMS Treasury Department through its team, Momentum, captured the attention of juries with their innovation in setting up an online payment system which won them the Innovation Award for Finance under the federal category.

The university also received the Innovation Award for Education under federal category through its PPST STEM Warrior team under the Preparatory Centre for Science and Technology (PPST) which demonstrated their innovation in cultivating interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among school students using problem-based learning.

UMS’ victory was broadcast live on the Sabah government official YouTube channel and Zoom application.
The results were also witnessed by UMS representatives for both categories, who received RM3,000 cash prize and a trophy each.

The event, jointly organized by the Deputy State Secretary (Administration) Office and Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) Sabah, received 163 entries for the eight awards under state and federal categories, as well as three special awards namely the State Federal Secretary’s Award, State Secretary’s Award and Chief Minister’s Award.

The ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor.

Also present were State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong, State Federal Secretary Datuk Samsuni Mohd Nor and State Public Service Department director Datuk Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai.

Source: https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/02/16/ums-conferred-two-public-sector-innovation-awards/

 

By: Mohd Affzanizam Mohd Amin

KOTA KINABALU: Two Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students who represented the university for the ‘Talk-Show Mahasiswa Indonesia-Malaysia 2021’ won several awards in the competition.

Science and Natural Resource faculty’s student, Muhammad Iman Azhar and Social Science and Humanity faculty’s student, Martika Muhamad Rezuan emerged as champions for the best presentation category while the innovation programme ‘Digital Hero’ presented was also selected as the Best Innovation winner.

UMS also won the second prize for the ‘innovative campus’ category in the competition that was held via the internet and participated by several other tertiary institutes in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Those participating from Malaysia are Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and Kolej Universiti Polytech Mara Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM).

Meanwhile, those participating from Indonesia are Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), Politeknik Caltex Riau (PCR), Universitas Widya Kartika Surabaya (UWIKA), Politeknik Aceh Selatan (POLTAS), Politeknik Perkapalan Negeri Surabaya (PPNS) and Akfar YPPM Mandiri Banda Aceh.

Source: https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/02/15/ums-students-win-awards-for-malaysia/

SELASA, 16 FEBRUARI – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) menggondol dua anugerah Inovasi pada Majlis Anugerah Inovasi Sektor Awam Negeri Sabah (iSAS) 2020 bertempat di Dewan Bankuasi, Bangunan Pusat Pentadbiran Negeri Sabah.

Kemenangan berganda UMS menerusi dua kategori iaitu Kewangan dan Pendidikan.

Jabatan Bendahari UMS menerusi kumpulan Momentum berjaya menarik perhatian juri dengan inovasi menyediakan sistem perkhidmatan pembayaran secara dalam talian yang membolehkan mereka dinobat sebagai Pemenang Anugerah Inovasi Kewangan Kategori Persekutuan.

Kecemerlangan Inovasi diteruskan dalam kategori pendidikan dengan meraih Anugerah Inovasi Pendidikan Kategori Persekutuan melalui kumpulan PPST STEM Warrior, Pusat Persediaan Sains dan Teknologi (PPST) yang mengetengahkan inovasi berkaitan memupuk minat Sains, Teknologi, Kejuruteraan, dan Matematik (STEM) dalam kalangan pelajar sekolah berdasarkan penyelesaian masalah (Problem Based Learning).

Detik manis kemenangan wakil UMS diumumkan pada majlis yang turut disiarkan langsung secara dalam talian menerusi platform saluran YouTube Sabah Gov Official dan aplikasi Zoom.

Keputusan tersebut menyaksikan wakil UMS bagi kedua-dua kategori membawa pulang wang tunai berjumlah RM3000.00 berserta trofi setiap satu.

Acara tahunan usahasama antara pejabat Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri (Pentadbiran) dan Unit Pemodenan Tadbiran dan Perancangan Pengurusan Malaysia (MAMPU) itu menerima 163 penyertaan bagi merebut lapan anugerah bagi setiap kategori Persekutuan dan kategori Kerajaan Negeri Sabah, selain tiga anugerah khas iaitu Anugerah Khas Setiausaha Persekutuan Sabah, Anugerah Khas Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah, dan Anugerah Khas Ketua Menteri.

Perasmian majlis disempurnakan Ketua Menteri Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Mohd Noor yang turut dihadiri Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Sr. Haji Safar Untong; Setiausaha Persekutuan Sabah, Dato’ Samsuni Mohd Nor; dan Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Sabah, Datuk Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai.

ISNIN, 15 FEBRUARI – Dua pelajar Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) yang mewakili univesiti pada pertandingan ‘Talk-Show Mahasiswa Indonesia-Malaysia 2021’ mengharumkan nama UMS apabila berjaya memenangi beberapa pencapaian pada pertandingan tersebut.

Pelajar Fakulti Sains dan Sumber Alam (FSSA), Muhammad Iman Azhar dan pelajar Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (FSSK), Martika Muhamad Rezuan berjaya muncul johan bagi kategori Pembentangan Terbaik, selain inovasi program Digital Hero yang dibentangkan turut terpilih sebagai pemenang Inovasi Terbaik.

UMS juga berjaya muncul Naib Johan bagi kategori kampus inovatif pada pertandingan yang berlangsung secara maya dan turut disertai beberapa institut pengajian tinggi di Malaysia dan Indonesia.

Antara IPT Malaysia yang menyertai pertandingan tersebut adalah Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), dan Kolej Universiti Polytech Mara Kuala Lumpur (KUPTM).

IPT dari Indonesia pula antaranya Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), Politeknik Caltex Riau (PCR), Universitas Widya Kartika Surabaya (UWIKA), Politeknik Aceh Selatan (POLTAS), Politeknik Perkapalan Negeri Surabaya (PPNS), dan Akfar YPPM Mandiri Banda Aceh.

Dengan kejayaan tersebut, kedua-dua pelajar UMS akan menerima sijil kemenangan daripada POLTAS selaku penganjur pertandingan.

Sementara itu, Pengarah Pusat Kokurikulum dan Pemajuan Pelajar (PKPP), Dr Jurry Foo ketika mengulas tentang kejayaan tersebut berkata, pencapaian itu membuktikan keberkesanan sistem pembelajaran di PKPP UMS dalam membimbing para pelajar memperkasakan bakat dan potensi dan bersedia menghadapi dunia sebenar. 

“Peluang menawarkan para pelajar menyertai acara antarabangsa seperti ini akan memberikan pengalaman yang bermakna.

“Ini juga adalah platform terbaik untuk memberikan motivasi kepada pelajar UMS untuk terus menunjukkan keupayaan mengoptimummkan pengetahuan dan kemahiran mencipta sesuatu yang kreatif dan inovatif dalam menghadapi kehidupan normal baharu,” katanya.

Jurry Foo turut  mengucapkan terima kasih kepada pensyarah pembimbing kedua-dua pelajar tersebut, iaitu Juhar Harun dan Stella @ Nurul Martini Gontol yang sentiasa proaktif menjadi penggerak PKPP UMS untuk melahirkan pelajar universiti yang holistik.

 

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