FSSA Organises ‘A Step to the Ivory Tower’ Programme

FRIDAY, 29 JANUARY – The Faculty of Science and Natural Resources (FSSA) recently organised ‘A Step to the Ivory Tower Series 1"Programme in preparation for students who would be graduating from secondary school.
The programme, aimed at Form 6 students in the Science Stream of all secondary schools in Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran and Penampang involved schools such as All Saints Secondary School Kota Kinabalu, SMK Bandaraya 2, Sabah College, SMK Limbanak and SMK Tamparuli.
Deputy Dean (Academic and International) cum Advisor to the Programme, Associate Professor Dr. Abdullah Bade explained that the programme aimed at offering the chance to prospective students to learn about the programmes offered by FSSA.
“We hope that this approach would attract students to continue their studies under the programmes offered by the faculty,” he said.
Meanwhile, Academic and Curriculum teacher of SMK Tamparuli, Charmine Adriane Johny welcomed the presence of representatives of the faculty to the school and hoped that the effort would be continued in future.
“The talks given were very meaningful as it include a discussion on the importance of science subjects, the application criteria for undergraduate programmes, students activities, career prospects and the facilities offered by UMS.
“This would give a clear idea and provide guidance on study options that could be selected by the students,”  she added.
The Series 1 programme  was made possible by lecturers from the Nature Parks and Recreation Programme, Forest Plantation and Agroforestry, Wood Technology and Industry namely Associate Professor Dr. Andy Russel, Dr. Jephte Sompud, Mr. Janshah Mokhtar, Madam Maznah Mahali, Miss Fazilah Musa and Madam Roziela Hanim Alamjuri. – (fl)
Source: Kenny Uwai, FSSA