By Che Hasruddin Che Hasan
THURSDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER – The new students of the 2015/2016 Academic Session are indeed lucky for having a Vice-Chancellor who always inspires students to continue to strive towards improving their knowledge whilst still in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
According to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, the presence of new students were akin to a budding tree, trying to draw as much knowledge as possible.
“Explore and enjoy the knowledge that is shared, this would be the anchor in reinforcing faith in ourselves.
“Three to four years is not a long period. Think positive by absorbing all new knowledge. UMS has sufficient expertise and recognised nationally and internationally,” he said at the Oath Taking and Pledge Ceremony, held at the Dewan Canselor (Chancellor Hall), recently.
“Retrieve, toil and digest all the knowledge to blend with oneself. Disseminate, share and practice charity with the knowledge gained for our own, family, community and nation's well-being”
Datuk Harun added, during this period students would also shape their personality and self-confidence because UMS balance the needs of academic and co-curricular activities to produce holistic and competitive graduates .
He also reminded all students to make full use of the facilities and infrastructure provided by the university and to study hard to achieve their dream. - (fl)