MONDAY, 24 OCTOBER – Close to 1,500 attended the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) ‘Soaring Upwards: Let’s Talk Higher Education’ programme that filled the Main Lecture Hall 2 at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), recently.
The programme was hosted by the Higher Education Minister, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh and was a signature programme of MOHE in disseminating information on higher education in Malaysia as well as successes that have been achieved at national and international levels.
The Soaring Upwards: Let’s Talk Higher Education programme was a continuation of MOHE Tour: Soaring Upwards that was successfully held between January and April 2016.
In line with the vision of MOHE to develop youths and believing that education could spur national development, the programme focused on youths from education institutions, skills training centres, government agencies, private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including associations and organisation in the country.
Four icons were invited to share their success stories in the programme, they were the Managing Director of Wan Nazri & Partners and the Chief Structural Engineer of the Mecca Tower Clock, Abraj al-Bait, Wan Nazri Wan Aria; National High Jumper who represented Malaysia at the Rio 2016 Olympics; Nauraj Singh Randhawa; National Gymnastic athlete, Farah Ann Abdul Hadi; and Astro Awani broadcast journalist, Hilal Azmi.
The programme was also attended by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching; Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Dato’ Prof. Dr. Rujhan Mustafa, and Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah including Principal and Senior Officials of the university. – (fl)
Photo: Suzeanywati Gasinin