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UMS Co-curriculum, a Platform to Strengthen Soft Skills

karnival kokumMONDAY, 25 MAY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is passionate in strengthening soft skills among its students through programmes and activities that adopts elements of community in line with the recommendations from the Ministry of Education (MoE) that has shown to provide long-term benefits.

The Co-curriulum Mini Carnival Semester 2 2014/2015 organised by the Student Development Centre (KPKK) UMS was the highlight for students who took the co-curriculum course besides it being a platform for final assessment for each course taken.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah, the top management has always been supporting activities involving students as they are confident that it would contribute to the holistic development of students, not only excellent academically but also great in terms of personality growth.

“Programmes such as this allow students to apply the skills such as teamwork, effective communication, problem solving and more,” he said in front of about 600 students in UMS. His speech was read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International, Prof. Dr. D Kamarudin D Mudin at Laman Graduan, Dewan Canselor, UMS.

He was proud of the commitment and efforts of PKPP in meeting with the university’s aim in producing holistic students and excel in having a balanced education and contribute to the development of society and the country.

“We aim to produce human capital with positive self-esteem, be clear in their principles, adhere to rules and disciplined, diligent and responsible,” he said.

In addition, he also stressed that through this programme and co-curriculum activities would produce in the current and future generation those who are excellent in cognitive, effective in their spiritual and emotional nature and with good psychomotor.

“Excellent human capital is what will lead the country’s leadership more progressively and developed. Thus, our society would live more comfortably, in harmony and prosperous.

“My advice to students is to balance their knowledge and skills of the world and hereafter in terms of intellect, spiritual, moral, manners and conduct in accordance with the expectations of the nation in building human capital who are skilled, balanced and harmonious,” he added.

Several recreational activities and performances were organised such as cycling expedition, aerobics, traditional and modern dance performances, musical performances, singing, special True Paramedic UMS performance, oratory competition and an exhibition.

For the record, PKPP UMS offers a total of 40 curriculum courses this semester involving about 900 students. – CD (fl)

Source: Student Development Centre

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