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‘Grad on Time’: VC

By Faezah Mohamad Dun

THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER – The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Postgraduate Award Ceremony 2015 honoured the commitment of supervisors and the success of postgraduate students who graduated with outstanding results this year.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah advised all students to ensure that they graduate-on-time to avoid any additional costs borne by the government and university and that would affect the country’s human resource planning.

“Despite the more challenging economic conditions, the government places education as the main focus of human capital development by allocating a total of RM41.3 billion in Budget 2016 for educational purposes.

“With budget cuts and tough economic conditions, we need to implement an excellent work culture, as excellent work results means that the quality of work is high thus increasing the efficiency on resource utilisation, cost saving and maximum success for every ringgit spent by the university,” he said.

He added, as a public university in Malaysia, UMS is committed to work together with the government to realise the aspiration in making Malaysia an education hub in this region and to uphold the aspirations of putting the nation’s higher education at a global level.

At the ceremony, 49 students received the Postgraduate Aspiration Award and 15 received a special award according to their respective cluster.

Also present at the function were, UMS Registrar, No’man Datuk Hj. Ahmad and the Dean of the Postgraduate Studies Centre, Professor Datin Dr. Mariam Abd Latip. – (fl)


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