TUESDAY, 16th DECEMBER
– Entrepreneurship and innovations activities are crucial in increasing the nation’s economics level and competitiveness.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah said that with the progressive national economic development, the government efforts in eradicating poverty indirectly will be achieved.
“At the same time, the unemployment rate can be decreased through employment offer produced by these entrepreneurship and innovations activities,” he said in his opening speech for the UMS 2014 Entrepreneurship and Innovations Conventions held at the Recital Hall earlier this morning.
His speech was delivered by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Dr. Shariff AK Omang.
Prof. Datuk Dr. Harun said that as one of the national public institutions, UMS is also supporting the government’s efforts in achieving a developed nation with higher incomes by the year 2020.
“Among UMS efforts, is the establishment of the Entrepreneurship Research and Development Centre (ERDEC). One of the centre’s key activities is instilling innovative and entrepreneurship skills among the UMS communities especially the students,” he added.
Present during the ceremony were D’Herbs Founder, Dato’ Aliff Syukri, and ERDEC Director, Dr. Ramraini Hassan. –SS
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