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Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

The Student Counselling Unit of SMK Tun Fuad, Kiulu recently organized a two day motivational program for its SPM and PT3 exam year students. Towards this end, chairman of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, Dr. Morni Kambrie was invited to present his signature lecture “Gelombang Motivasi Perdana” to the students.

The event, which was initiated by Cikgu Atin Gitom Head of the school Career and Counselling Unit, was held at the school hall on 20 February 2018 and attended by more than 500 secondary school students. Also in attendance were the school Principal, Madam Lokuim Gintos as well most of the secondary school teachers.

Dr Morni, who was accompanied by Ms Melissa Marcus Molijol, SIDMA College Students Counsellor, as well as Ms Jennifer Balanting, a former UNITAR graduate currently working as a freelance motivator; kicked off the event by inspiring the students about education and their expectation from it. According to Dr Morni, students can have the best teachers and the most supportive parents, and be in the best schools but if they are not focussed and lacked direction, they will not be able to unleash their best potential and achieve the highest that they can get.

He also stressed that everyone can achieve the highest in education, and he presented himself as a possible example the student could learn from because he came from a poor family, and at one time when he was in Primary 3 his family did not have their own house and were squatting at a house belonging to his father’s friend.

About examinations, Dr Morni affirm that examinations are the most wonderful thing in any human’s life. They are litmus test of our abilities, strength, and self-management. Those who are scared of it have failed from the very beginning. Thus all students must never be scared of examinations. Learn to like it, and when you begin to like it, you will love to take any examination.

Dr Morni also advised the students to think of what’s next after their SPM examination. “Your hopes and dreams can be the key to your understanding of who you are, what you want, and even how to reach your goals”. Dr Morni also shared his own personal experience from being a lowly “kampong” boy, selling cakes which his mother made every morning from house to house in his village; but by holding on to his precious dream of earning his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) plus his strong personality of always aiming high, have brought to as he is today.

Student Counsellor Ms Melissa Marcus Molijol also spoke at the event and advised the students that it is very important for them to make the right study choice for their tertiary education.” By finding out which field of study you are interested in, you will be able to determine a good career match for yourself, she added. She too, conducted free personality tests for the students to find out more about who they are; their strengths; and more; which can be very helpful and valuable information for them to know prior to choosing the right career.

Madam Lokuim Gintos, Principal of SMK Tun Fuad, Kiulu, in her closing address conveyed sincere appreciation and thanks  to Dr Morni and SIDMA College for their genuine and continuous efforts to complement and supplement existing Sabah Education Department programmes and efforts to upgrade the quality and quantity of Education. She hoped that Dr Morni and his team of educators will always be blessed with the necessary strength and supports to continuously providing the necessary assistance to all schools. Through such collaboration and cooperation between the public and the private sectors in the field of education will ensure the success of our students to meet the country’s demands for 21st century.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah 2018 First Staff Gathering

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah 2018 First Staff gathering was held in conjunction with the ushering climax of 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah. The highlight of the special event held on 23rd February 2018 at SIDMA Atrium was a special one-hour Lion Dance Performance from Wan San Long Yi Dragon and Lion Dance Association ushering the “2018 Year of the Dog” for good fortune and prosperity.

In his opening address at the gathering, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah), extended his warmest wishes to every staff of SIDMA College attending the function as it was also a special event to bring together SIDMA staff from diverse background to a united SIDMA Family and reflect as well as to consolidate together on the objectives, vision and mission of the college.

Dr Morni thanked all his employees for all the incredible work done together as one big family, wishing them the very best, and pray for all of their dreams and aspirations to come true. Together, you bring so much to the table, and I am so pleased. Have a great, happy and brilliant new year, and enjoy lots of good cheer, he added.

Dr Morni also shared his aspirations of introducing other disciplines of studies, as currently SIDMA College has been very focus on certain niche field such as education. He felt that now it’s also timely to collaborate with other renowned and established institutions of higher education offering other disciplines of studies. Such actions will enable SIDMA to be more inclusive, reaching out to other related communities and assist them to transform to be more successful citizens, which is very much in line with the country’s aspiration of National Transformation 2050 (TN50).

Such actions will also challenge SIDMA’s lecturer to be more multidisciplinary in their approach towards their teaching, comparing to current practice where their approach are more intra-disciplinary.

During the unique event, the troupe of five “colourful, adorable and lively lions” graced the college compound amidst the beating drums, cymbals, and gongs. The lions, which symbolise power, wisdom, and good fortune ushering everlasting good luck, cheers, happiness, peace, friendship, longevity and prosperity for the rest of the year.

SIDMA staff, students as well as toddlers from SIDMA Didi Childcare Centre watched in awe as the lion leaped and crossed stilts from one to another, performing their acrobatic manoeuvres, and gasped as it feigned falling over, thus capturing the attention of the amazed audience from the college as well as outsiders. The lion, while still crouching and balancing on pillars, presented a Prosperity Scroll to Dr Morni, who in returned presented Ang Pow package to the crouching lion.

SIDMA College staff gathering is never complete without staffs’ Birthday Celebration. For this gathering, staff who celebrate their birthday on the month of January and February 2018 were specially invited to cut their birthday cake and blow their birthday candles while fellow staff singing “Happy Birthday” song.

During these special event, three staff with new born babies were invited to receive the congratulatory package. Dr Morni also presented condolences token to Madam Riga on the demise of her late father, the late Mr Lenggean.

The Red Team, organiser of this staff gathering also arrange various fun-based activates such “Let’s Drink Tenom Coffee”, “The Six Continents Quest” and more for the four other teams to compete and unwind themselves. Yellow Team emerged as the Champion, whereas Green Team and Blue Team were first and second runner-up respectively.

High tea was served to all the participants at the closing of the event.

Mr Arnin Asidin, Red Team leader extended his sincere thanks, appreciation and congratulations to all. Colleagues for their cooperation and collaboration to make the gathering a successful one.

2018 Chinese New Year Goodies Distribution at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the grandest and most important annual event for Chinese people. Based on the lunar calendar, the festival has no exact date and it changes each year, but it mostly falls on a day from January 21st to February 20th in Gregorian calendar. The lunar calendar also defines the 12-year repeating cycle of Chinese zodiac, and each year is named after an animal; and 2018 Chinese New Year which falls on 16th and 17th February 2018 is the “Year of the Dog”.

In conjunction with the coming of this auspicious celebration, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College UNITAR, who has been very well-known for his generosity, caring and sharing of his gains with his employees, seized the opportunity to share the happiness to all his SIDMA employees celebrating Chinese New Year by distributing Chinese New Year Goodies to them.

The special event which was held at SIDMA College on 9th February 2018 was organised with the full collaboration of SIDMA Staff Welfare Association (PKKKSS) Committee members under the leadership of Mr. Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor. During the event, SIDMA College members celebrating Chinese New Year were invited to receive their special goodies in the form soft drinks, poultry, beef and Mandarin oranges. PKKKSS also took the opportunity to distribute Mandarin Oranges to all SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah staff to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Synonymous with Chinese New Year, the Mandarin oranges promises luck, prosperity, and a long life.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) who was given the honour to present the Chinese New Year Goodies to all SIDMA Sabah staff, took the opportunities to wish in advance Gong Xi Fa Cai to all the staff celebrating the auspicious event. She hope that the Chinese New Year (CNY) will bring more prosperity especially to SIDMA College and to its staffs.

Meanwhile all SIDMA staff who have received their CNY Goodies from Dr Morni conveyed thanks and cheers to Dr Morni and family, Madam Azizah Khalid Merican, PKKKSS, as well as to SIDMA Board of Management for their generosity shown to them, particularly during this special festive celebration. They believe that that they are very fortunate to have Dr Morni and his team of management who has been very caring and highly emphatic towards the needs of all his staff, particularly during festive seasons such as this. Dr Morni not only prioritises his staff welfare as one of his many goals, but also is a man with a great heart for people of all races and cultural backgrounds, who would continuously foster, preserve and propagate goodwill, harmony and unity through diversity in SIDMA College.

Meanwhile Dr Morni, Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), and SIDMA Board of Management took the opportunity to wish all lecturers, staff, students, relatives and friends “ Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year 2018”. “GONG XI FA CAI”

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Welcome New Students to SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah.

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah welcomed its new students who have registered for the February 2018 Semester today at SIDMA Atrium. The main aim of this meaningful welcoming session was to familiarise the new students with SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah’s lifestyle and to create an open as well a welcoming atmosphere for these students to connect with their fellow coursemate, staff, tutors, lecturers, as well as SIDMA Board of management.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman SIDMA College, despite his busy schedule, in his brief welcoming speech, welcomed and congratulated the new students on their acceptance to SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah. “We are thrilled that you are one of our SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah family. All of us at SIDMA College are excited to welcome you to our college, and we look forward to providing you with a great start to the college life and experience” he added.

He added that the SIDMA College family will strive every day to make the college a more conducive place to study. He too reminded students to manage and put to good use on all resources and facilities provided to them during their studies here, including financial assistance; and he reminded students to manage their own personal resources, particularly time; as any negligence in terms of managing their own time will have a negative impact on their studies. He also announced that SIDMA College practices an-open door policy, and that students are welcomed to meet any of its staff should they faced any problem, particularly in their academic studies.

During the session, students were briefed by representatives from Finance Department regarding the fee structure and the financial assistance such PTPTN and other financial aids available in the college; the Academic Department regarding their course structure and other related matters; Student Affairs and Development Department (STAD); as well the hands-on training on the system used for the students, namely the UNIEC & SLMS system, by the System Unit. The students were also given a college tour around the campus.

According to the Admission and Students Record Department, the programme aimed at providing new students with necessary skills and information needed by the fresh students for a successful transition to college life. It is also to provide relevant and engaging programme for them, thus making sure that the students have fun and can start building their network vital for their academic programme, know and connect with the college staff and most importantly their new peers.

Currently, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is equipped with some of the world-class facilities, and is one of the first private institution of higher learning in Sabah to introduce e-learning, a hybrid model that combine the conventional face-to face meetings with lecturers and tutors, and the internet-based support system that provide continuous interaction among students, tutors and lecturers.

Facilities such as UNIEC (UNITAR Education Core) and SLMS (SIDMA Learning Management System), which is yet to be offered by many institutions of higher learning in Sabah will enable students to study at their own pace, time and place.

List of Academic Programme offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah.

  1. Foundation Courses
  1. Foundation in Management.
  1. Diploma Courses:
  1. Diploma in Early Childhood Studies (SIDMA)
  2. Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  3. Diploma in Management
  1. Bachelor Degree Courses:
  1. Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  2. Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
  4. Bachelor of Management (Hons).
  1. Masters Courses:
  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Education (Education Leadership and management (ELM)
  3. Master of Education (TESL)
  4. Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

February 2018 semester registration for new students has begun, and academic advising services are available. Courses offered are viewable online.

For more information, enquiries and registration, please call us at 088-732 000 / 088-732 020; or fax us at 088-732 015 or 088 732 019. You also welcome to visit our website at

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Keeping SIDMA College Clean and Safe

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah has always placed special emphasis on the importance of having a fresh, clean and safe environment in order to motivate its staff and students alike to achieve higher levels of efficiency as well as providing a more conducive environment to work and study. By emphasising on a clean fresh space for study and work, it also marks the important step towards creating a positive learning environment for the students.

In order to ensure that the college buildings and facilities are regularly cleaned and maintained, SIDMA College, apart from having its own Property and Administration Department (PAD), Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College, have appointed external cleaning company to ensure that the college buildings and facilities such atrium, toilets, lecture and tutorial rooms, administrative blocks and surrounding areas are always clean and safe. This is to send a clear message that the students and our clients are valued, and that the college is concerned with their comfort and welfare. It is also to encourage students to take pride in their college; which indirectly will inspire them to take care of their own surroundings, and also to improve their attendance by way of them loving the clean environment!

Other than that, during this week, while the students were having their year-end break, all SIDMA College’s male staff under the leadership of Mr Mudin Long organised a “Gotong Royong” to clean up the college neighbouring piece of idle land that has been overgrown with bushes, trees, shrubs and can be a potential ideal breeding area for mosquitos, snakes and more, which if not intervene immediately, the college might be hit by uninvited guests such mosquitos, which might led to untoward  incidents such malaria, dengue, etc. Interestingly, all ranks of staff regardless of whether they are managers, lecturers and support staff work together hand in hand to achieve the common goal – towards a “Cleaner and Safer SIDMA College”!

The proactive exercise on 16 January 2018 involved around 35 personnel equipped with parangs (Machete), chainsaw as well other tools needed to cut down the trees, shrubs as well as to clear the breeding areas for the uninvited inhabitants. Dr Morni started the event by giving safety briefing especially with the fact that power tools are used throughout the exercise.

Dr Morni when met after the event, was very pleased with the work done by his staff. He thanked them sincerely for their contribution, and also treat them for breakfast and lunch. Other than that, staff involved were also entitled for one day unrecorded leave.

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Congratulations to all graduates of the UNITAR 5TH Convocation Ceremony 2017

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

UNITAR International University (UNITAR), one of Malaysia’s earliest private university, held its 5thConvocation in a one day auspicious ceremony on December 16th 2017, at Plenary Hall, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Federal Territory of Putrajaya.

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohamed Nizam bin Tun Abdul Razak, who was proclaimed as the first Chancellor of UNITAR International back in 2013 had graced the event and conferred the awards to the graduates of UNITAR 2017.

A total of 308 graduates from UNITAR InternationalUniversity Sabah Regional Centre (UNITAR Sabah) had been endorsed by the Senate of UNITAR and thus eligible to received their scrolls during the auspicious ceremony.

Out of the 308 graduates, 45 received their Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons); 118 received their Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons); 18 received their Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons); 86 received their Bachelor of Management (Hons); 4 received their Diploma in Early Childhood Education; 24 received their Diploma in management; 10 received their Masters of Business Administration; and another 3 received their Masters of Education (Education Leadership and Management).

Heading the list of UNITAR Sabah graduates was Madam Nancy Anthony Lidi (Manager of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Property Administration Department), who received her Masters of Business Administration. Two other SIDMA staff who also received their scroll during the occasion were Ms Constance Joy J. Moin (Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)), and Mr. Mohammad Yusof Bin Salleh (Bachelor of Management (Hons)). Congratulations and well done.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), SIDMA Board of Management, Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah extend their heartiest congratulations to the 5th batch of UNITAR Sabah graduates who have just received their scrolls.

“It has been our great pleasure having you with us at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, and we take great pride in your achievements. You have work so hard for it, and you’ve successfully conquered it. It’s certainly your success and your achievement, as it will give you the abundant opportunities ahead. May the career you will be entering bring you much happiness to you and your family. You have been our excellent students, and we have no doubt that you will continue to serve as representatives of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah by building upon reputation for excellence.”

Dr Morni also congratulated and expressed his appreciations to all the graduates family, relatives, friends as well as to all those who shared pride and joy of our graduates success; for their patience, understanding, sacrifices and support during those challenging but rewarding years at the college. He too advised these graduates to be grateful to their parents, relatives, and friends, for their contributions, which have directly or indirectly assisted and brought these graduates to this present level.

To all these graduates Dr Morni added, “Your most incredible, amazing journey to be a professional is in the making. Continue your climb and aspire your excellence. With love and pride, we convey our sincere “CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION”

SIDMA College, since its establishment in Kota Kinabalu in 2002 has been working very closely with UNITAR International University Main Campus, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, an university with its strong and significant network of academic collaborations with both the academic and corporate, as well as industrial partners around the region to offer affordable and demanded study programmes which are professionally aligned with the requirement of these major industrial players; both nationally and internationally. Unitar International University grows rapidly after its rebranding since the acquisition by Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (EKUINAS) back in May 2012. EKUINAS is a government-linked private firm which pursues its objective in manner that is market friendly, merit-based and transparent to ensure that the impact is sustainable over the long term.

SIDMA College has prosper jubilantly over the years, and rapidly emerged as the first and largest regional centre in Malaysia running UNITAR programmes, in addition to its home grown academic programmes.

List of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for 2017/2018:

List of Programmes the college offers:

  • Foundation Course
  • Foundation in Management
  • Diploma Courses:
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education Studies
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Diploma in Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree Courses
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Management (Hons)
  • Masters Courses.
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters of Education (Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)
  • Masters of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Masters of Education (TESL)

For more information about courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, please browse SIDMA College Website, or like our Facebook Account: SIDMA College. Potential candidates can visit us at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; or call the hotline number: 088-732 000 or o88-732-020.

For Online Registration, please CLICK HERE.

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English Enhancement Programme for SIDMA Semester September 2017 students.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO SIDMA College) took time off to attend the September 2017 English Enhancement Programme (EEP) Certificate Presentation Ceremony held at East 8 Lecture Room, SIDMA College on 4 December 2017.

During the unique ceremony, a total of 63 SIDMA September 2017 participants received their Certificate of Graduation. From all these participants, 12 students were selected to receive their Certificate of Excellence, and another student was awarded certificate of Academic Excellence; for their marvellous performances, attendance and achievement during the various activities held in the class as well as during outdoor activities.

The seemingly poor in their command of English Language among colleges and universities students had triggered Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) to identify the needy students, and implement the special English Enhancement Programme (EEP) as an additional subject for these new students to enhance their English Language Proficiency.

The special programme which was launched on 14 February 2017 by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican is one of SIDMA Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to provide intensive training in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and presentation skills to its students. Through such initiatives SIDMA College hopes to enhance their students’ English Language Proficiency in order for them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

EEP, a 28 contact hour’s course, is a unique “express” English Programme of SIDMA College to provide scaffolding to students who lack confidence in using English as a language of communication. Madam Jenifah Adullah, the key module writer and facilitator of the programme aimed at providing equity to these students by using different teaching and learning models, methods and techniques including the use of newspaper in English; in order to guide and scaffold these students in their pursuit of being excellent in their English Language usage.

Cik Norjanah Binti Maganggong, Student Representative, in her welcoming address, thanked Madam Jenifah, a former Senior Officer specialising in English Language, with the Sabah Education Department; for her tireless effort and full commitment to assist herself and fellow course-mate to improve their English proficiency. She too congratulated the students for corporation and collaboration as well as their commitment to improve their English Language proficiency together as team members. She added that throughout the programme, they, the students demonstrated teamwork and adaptability while facing challenges in competing a given task within a stipulated time frame. According to her, the students adapted English Language during their interpersonal communication; there were improvement in their oral presentation and communication skills, as well in their creativity and writing skills.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), who was given the honour to present the Certificate to the selected students, during her official mandate, advised the students not to feel inferior about their English proficiency, but advised them to continue using the language in any situation possible. She congratulated them for their tremendous improvement in their speaking skill for the language. However she reminded them to make sense out of what they say. As George Orwell put it, “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”

During the event, the students also put up performances to showcase the competency in their usage of English in various activities such singing, creative movements, as well as during multiple presentation.

To show their appreciation to Dr Morni, Madam Azizah, and Managers from various departments for the unique support and collaboration, Madam Jenifah and the students collectively sponsored various door gifts, such as bouquet of flowers and freshly baked cakes to all the special visitors.  High-Tea refreshment was also provided for the special guests and students.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Annual Dinner 2017.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah 2017 Annual Dinner was joyously held on 29 November 2017, at Rafflesia Grand Ballroom, Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu with the purpose of showing appreciation and gratitude to the students from various faculties, clubs and societies as well as individuals for their various performances, achievements, success as well as contributions to the College, local community and the nation and most importantly gathering the staff and student to socialise with each other in a more informal setting.

This event was wholly organised by the Student Affairs Department (STAD) headed by Mr Terence B. Stephen (Acting Head), the Students Representative Council (SRC), with full collaboration and cooperation from the various departments of the College. Together they managed to immerse the guest with exhilarating lucky draws (with a grand prize worth RM1,100), astounding performances from both the staff and students as well as special dance performances by SIDMA Dance Club – Prima Dansa.

Everyone paved their way to the event, dressed in their preferred “Black and White”; the theme of the night. The event opened with welcoming remarks from the Project Director, Mr Willson Mailam (Bachelor of Education (Hons) student). He took the opportunity to convey his sincere thank you and gratitude to Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors, SIDMA College), managers, staff, members of SRC and colleagues for their collaboration and cooperation to ensure the successful implementation of the event.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie in his officiating address congratulated and thanked the STAD and SRC for ensuring that the event is a very much to-look-forward-to by all students every year. Due to the great effort in the promotion of the event, tickets for the evening were sold out days before the event.

He stressed out that students should show their full commitment and contribute whole-heartedly in their co-curricular activities in addition to their academic, such as in sports and games that they had chosen, for their good name and achievement, as well as of their college, university and family. He particularly praised Prima Dansa for their special dance performances during the evening, and added that the College will sponsor them to the upcoming Borneo Dance Festival 2018 expected to be held at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak if they fulfilled the priorities determined by the College. He reminded them that SIDMA College will also play as the host to the 2018 MASISWA games tournament, and he advised all parties to make the necessary preparation early and to make the College proud.

The glamorous event kicked off with a SIDMA Got Talent Competition whereby six finalists were shortlisted to showcase their aptitudes of singing and other talents during the evening. The participants were also awarded with sensational prizes and trophies. The contest ended with the following being awarded the winner of the show:

  1. Overall Winner        : Gretchene Quirina Salipa – “I Will Always Love You”- Whitney Houston
  2. Runner-up                : Michelle Kasianus – “Jagalah Diri”- Jaclyn Victor
  3. Second Runner-up   : Lesson Lawres  Jimun and Mikhael Bin Budi playing Doraemon & Gangnam Style Medley Acoustic on guitars

During the event, the following clubs and societies were awarded with “Outstanding Club and Society Award 2017”

No. Category Awards Name of Winning Team
1 Sports and Recreational Outstanding Club Unified Football & Futsal Club
2 Music, Art & Cultural Outstanding Club Unified Dance Club
3 Academic & Religious Outstanding Club Gabungan Mahasiswa
Mahasiswi Islam SIDMA
4 Best Club Organization Outstanding Club Unified Dance Club
5 Best Society
Outstanding Society Unified Christian Fellowship Clu

To top it off, there were distinct performances from Dr Morni Hj Kambrie himself, Mr Arie Famree Sius (Chief Jury of SIDMA Got Talent Competition, Winner Sugandoi State Level 2010, Finalist of Bintang RTM 2012, KDM Idol 2013), as well as from SIDMA staff and students. SIDMA live band contributed to the relaxed and informal atmosphere where all the attendees were able to socialise and develop closer relationships among members of the different faculties.

Other captivating event of the night was the selection of prom king and queen for two categories i.e. staff and student; based on their attire and adherence to the theme of the night; Black and White. The panel of secret judges unanimously agreed the following to be crowned the prom king and queen of the 2017 SIDMA Annual Dinner.

  1. Staff Category
  1. Mr Khairul bin Anuar – Male
  2. Mdm Nor Ain binti Awang Damit@ Hassan – Female
  1. Student Category
  1. Mohd Ishmar Bin Mahmud – Male
  2. Nora Natasha Binti Bakari – Female

Overall, the crowd was very amused with the organisation of the dinner that have fulfilled both their appetites for food and entertainment. This celebration is intended as a way for the SIDMA to express their gratitude to both the staff and the students. It also meant to give time-out for the staff and students to set aside their task as well as assignment and enjoy together as a team with a “party”. It was really another perfect night to remember! Congratulations, to 2017-2018 SRC, STAD and overall organising committee.

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SIDMA College Conducted Hajj Simulation Programme for Kids

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

SIDMA College Kota Kinabalu through its Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi and around 13 staff of SIDMA College from various department have collaborated and conducted a Hajj Simulation programme for school children, particularly children of SIDMA College’s staff. The programme which was held on 26 November 2017 at SIDMA Atrium, was part of SIDMA’s Corporate Social Responsivities (CSR) to educate schooling children about the rite, performing Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.

The programme, which was also serve as an assignment for the kids during the 2017 Year-End school holidays, was to expose the children on the pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam Holiest City. The target group for the event are the children of Muslim staff of SIDMA College between the ages of 7-12 years old whereby around 30 of them have registered and successfully completed the simulation.

At SIDMA Atrium, simple replicas of building such as the Ka’ba, replica of Safa and Marwah hills, Hateem and Maqam Ibrahim that the kids will see in Mecca were constructed to enhance the ambience and fortify the simulation.

Uniquely, the children were also being taught on how to put Ihram Clothing for both boy and girl. For the boy’s garments, it is often consisted of two white un-hemmed sheets (usually towelling material) and are universal in appearance. The top (the riḍā) is draped over the torso and the bottom (the izār) is secured by a belt; plus a pair of sandals. Girl’s clothing is based on the women’s prayer outfit (telekung). The kids used the garment, as the white ihram clothing is intended to make everyone appear the same. In front of God there is no difference between a prince and a commoner when everyone is dressed equally. Ihram also contributes to a feeling of unity that pilgrims have when they are in the city of Mecca. They are all brothers and sisters joined to worship God.

The programme started as early as 8 am where the participants registered themselves before proceeding with the simple briefing and lecture on how to perform the Hajj that was delivered by Ustaz Hj Muchlis Ali Kassim, the Head of Persatuan Ulama’ Malaysia, Sabah Branch. At around 11.30 am, the practical session started. Most of the activities were conducted at the Atrium while the sa’ie, the running between Safa and Marwah as well as the stoning of the jamarāt [place of pebbles]“) were conducted at the basement of SIDMA College.

Around 1.30pm, after all the simulation of the ritual conducted during Hajj was completed, Ustaz Hj Muchlis give his review on the overall simulation and later on presented the certificate of completion to all the participants.

Dr. Morni, the Chairman of SIDMA College in giving his feedback on the programme praised the organiser that was headed by Mdm. Azizah Khalid Merican, CEO of SIDMA College and the Programme Director, Ustazah Noradilah binti Mohamaddia from the Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi. He said that the event which is a first for SIDMA College have shown positive and fruitful outcome to both the parents and children whereby Dr. Morni himself have registered his two young children to the programme and he conveyed his sincere thank you and appreciation notes especially to the organising committee. He said that he wish more similar religious activity will be conducted at SIDMA College.

For further details on the Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi classes or any future religious programme, you may contact Ustazah Noradilah at 088 – 732000 or email  As for information about various courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, you may browse SIDMA College Website, or like our Facebook Account. Potential students can also visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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Dr Morni Distributed Free School Uniforms to SIDMA Staff’s Children

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) distributed school uniforms to all schooling (both primary and secondary schools) children of SIDMA staff. The event was held on 25 November 2017 at Student Lounge, SIDMA College.

72 excited SIDMA staff’s children, accompanied by their parents who were present during the event to receive the uniforms. For this year, each child was allocated two pairs of the school uniforms.

Dr Morni in his welcoming message, informed the parents and the children that the distribution of free uniforms to schooling children was part of what he has promised earlier during his 2017 Year End Mandate to all the staff during the recent Staff Day Out held at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Tuaran on 20-22 October 2017. During the event he promised to share part of his earning for the welfare of his staff, as part of his Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).

Meanwhile, Mdm. Azizah Khalid Merican, CEO of SIDMA College on behalf of all SIDMA staff humbly conveyed their sincere thank you and appreciation message to Dr Morni and his family for their generosity, caring and sharing attitude, as well as being concerned towards his staff wellbeing.

On behalf of all the staff, she too reassured Dr Morni that all the staff of SIDMA College will intensify their efforts in serving the college to the best of their abilities. “It gives us great pleasure to serve in this college, and to see our students reaching greater heights”, she said.

SIDMA College really appreciated the staffs’ efforts throughout the year in line with the College vision and mission; and together are looking forward for more successful years ahead.

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