THURSDAY, 16 APRIL – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah urged all staff of UMS to increase their competency and focus on their responsibilities in line with the current development of the university.
He stressed, each task must be fully implemented with integrity, be innovative, creative and efficient with great impact and in line with the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) of the respective departments.
“The Malaysian Education Development Plan (Higher Education) launched recently emphasised on autonomy of the university and the needs for the university to generate its own financial resources.
“For this, UMS has outlined several new policies and initiatives that required the staff to adapt themselves swiftly to changes,” he said.
He said this in his speech at the University’s Excellence Award Presentation Ceremony (AKU) 2014 at the Main Lecture Hall 2, UMS.
He said, the creativity and innovative culture in administration should be emphasised not only to ensure the delivery of quality services be implemented, but also helped to optimise the use of university’s existing resources.
During the ceremony, Datuk Harun presented awards to 215 recipients of the Excellent Service Award, 3 pensioners who received the Pensioners Award, besides 15 other awards given to academicians, researchers and JFPIU who achieved excellence in their research and innovation.
Also presented were the Leadership Award for three categories namely, Instructor Figure to Professor Dr. Syed Azizi Wafa, Management Figure (Academic) to Professor Dr. Felix Tongkul, and the Support Staff Category to Amat Jutrah Hj Musnih. – MA (fl)
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