TUESDAY, 01 OCTOBER – Students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah Branch were invited to share their ideas to increase educational achievement and towards the development of nation.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin said UMS and UiTM Sabah Branch play a major role in providing tertiary education opportunities to young people as well as contribute to the development of the state.
“UMS and UiTM Sabah Branch not only provide access to education but also acts as a catalyst to the state’s progress and national integration,” he said to a crowd of more than 5,000 students at UMS Chancellor Hall.
He said, students from the Peninsular who are studying here would be able to learn more about the customs and culture of the people of Sabah which will strengthen their ties.
Earlier, UMS’ Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah said that the government’s noble effort in helping the students should be appreciated.
“This event proves that the government is concerned and fully supports UMS and UiTM students Sabah Branch,” he urged.
Also present were the Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj. Aman; Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, Datuk Masidi Manjun; State Secretary of Sabah, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sukarti Wakiman; Director-General Ministry of Education, Datuk Dr. Madinah Mohamad; UiTM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdullah Mohamad Said and members of the Board of Directors UMS. – FL
By Faezah Mohamad Dun
Photo: Ernest Berinus