FRIDAY, 29 JULY – Being committed and having a clear direction are two pillars that were the bases to the success achieved by the Association of Management and Professional Staff Non-Academic UMS (PPUMS) in ensuring that the objectives of the association were achieved.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, during the 11 years since PPUMS was established, it was obvious that the association had a clear direction other than being committed to the association’s objectives, enabling PPUMS continue to be active and brought about benefit to its members.
“I urged PPUMS to be prompt to remain relevant as an association to be reckoned with, by its members, amongst officers and other UMS staff,” he said when officiating the closing ceremony of the 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of PPUMS held at the Banquet Hall, Dewan Canselor, UMS. Also present was the Registrar of UMS, No’man Hj. Ahmad; Chief Librarian, Dyg Rukiah Ag Amit, and President of PPUMS, Azmi Jumat.
Datuk Harun added, besides ensuring the welfare of its members, PPUMS should also emphasise on improvements in helping UMS deliver its policies approved by the university, besides acting as a role model to support staff.
At the AGM, PPUMS Executive Committee presented report on the latest development of the association, while adding additional proposals for discussion.
The meeting ended with an Aidilfitri reception that was attended by all PPUMS members and its guest of honour. – (fl)