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SIDMA COLLEGE 2018 New Students Oath Taking

Friday, July 20th, 2018

A total of 458 new students made their pledge of allegiance to the rules and regulations of the SIDMA College Sabah and UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre, Kota Kinabalu at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association Unity Hall (Hongkod Koisaan) Penampang on 17 July 2018.

The programme which was organised by the Student Affairs Department (STAD) and the Student Representative Council (SRC) was held for the 2018 new students to formally promise and pledge the oath to commit themselves fully to the ethical practices, be active and responsible students, and to abide to all the rules and regulations of the college and respective university.

The oath taking was led by Mr Andree Chin Yi Tshung and Ms Siti Fairuz Leo @ Hamzah before Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College Sabah) and Dr Hajah Ananglangka Binti Mad Kassim (Guest of Honour).

Also present at the ceremony were Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Mr Lim Chin Tong (Registrar), Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College Sabah and UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre.

Dr Hajah Ananglangka, an educationist by profession with a PhD in Psychology, a Master of Psychology Counselling from Universiti Malaysia Sabah and a Bachelor Degree in Education (Guidance and Counselling) from Universiti Putra Malaysia prior to her retirement from the Ministry of Education.

Among her distinguished endorsement in her career span are being awarded with Excellent Service Awards by the Ministry of Education in 1995, 2003 and 2013. She was conferred with “Darjah Bintang Kinabalu” by His Excellency “Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah” in 2007. Apart from that, she has also been awarded as “Tokoh Maulidur Rasul” for women’s category in 2013 and Sabah’s “Anugerah Wanita Cemerlang” in 2016.

During her officiating address, she congratulated the new students on their successful admission into SIDMA College Sabah or UNITAR Sabah to further their studies; and she reminded them to be grateful that they are in this college today, compared to some of the unfortunate schoolmates who are still in the kampong, and have yet to further their studies and fulfil their dream goal. She advised the students to uphold the principle that they too can learn and achieve success in future through SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, and that all students should value their opportunity to study; as well as to excel from the first semester. An average student can only get a weak pass in subjects registered, but it’s only with consistent effort put in throughout their study that a student can achieve excellent result, and fulfil their ultimate goal, she added.

She also shared in length her Five Basic Philosophies of life to be adopted by students, and reminded them to avoid being involved in any social ills in order to successful in life. Her basic five principles are:

I           Believe and be responsible to God

II          Believe and be responsible to yourself

III         Believe and be responsible to your parents

IV        Believe and be responsible to your college

V         Believe and be responsible to your country.

Earlier, Dr Morni during his welcoming speech welcomed, congratulated and thanked Dr Hajah Ananglangka for her continuous passion, efforts and supports towards youths of the country; and has been ever willing to be with SIDMA Sabah students particularly during magnificent events such as this, despite her busy schedule giving motivational talk to youths throughout Sabah. He too hoped that she can be an inspirational person to all the female students of the college, as Dr Ananglangka started off as an ordinary trained teacher from Gaya Teacher Training College (currently known as IPG Gaya Campus). While serving as a teacher, she managed her time well, continued her lifelong learning until she received her Doctorate in Psychology, without compromising her good service to her students.  Dr Morni felt humble but proud to have Dr Ananglangka as SIDMA’s Guest of Honour to share her views, experience as well as to motivate the students to learn for their future; and subsequently to officially launch the 2018 New Students Oath Ceremony by striking the ceremonial gong twice.

Dr Morni, too congratulated the students for choosing SIDMA College and UNITAR Sabah as an institution to further their tertiary education. “We are very excited and proud to have you joining the college, and the staff of the college will do their very best to assist students through our “Open Door” policy, throughout their study at the college.

The Chairman also reassured the students that their welfare and future are in good hands, and encouraged them to do their parts by putting in full commitment, self-discipline and fully immersed themselves in their studies in order to be able to materialize their dreamt future.

He added that SIDMA College Sabah and UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre being in its 16th year of success has produced marketable and promising graduates who are currently holding respectable posts and careers in various fields, both in the public and private sectors throughout Sabah and Sarawak.

During the ceremony, the following 26 students received their Academic Excellence Award certificate, as they accomplished excellence result (CGPA of 3.75 and above) for their studies:

  1. Alny Chelsea Albert
  2. Anita Lambagat
  3. Chong Tsin
  4. Clarissa Minsun
  5. Donna Minsun.
  6. Elvinah Binti Kelan
  7. Elvionna Brnda Gurumbong
  8. Fazirah Binti Rosleh
  9. Friskila Lawai
  10. Gurit Onat
  11. Joebanaben Bension
  12. Juliet Eva Binti Lamji
  13. Kirisah Binti Gibun @ Barbara
  14. Mollyniah Joannes
  15. Noridah Binti Tompuling
  16. Norisah Ulau
  17. Normala Binti Kibong
  18. Nurul Farhanah Idora Binti Mohd Alfendy
  19. Rita Binti Gunsalam
  20. Rosnita Binti Duasa
  21. Siti Julaiha Binti Ahmad
  22. Siti Nurul Liza Binti Mustakib
  23. Sylvia Gimis
  24. Sylvia Guping
  25. Tan Lie Xin
  26. Venissa Tiburtius

Currently SIDMA College Sabah and UNITAR Sabah in its vibrant and dynamic environment, and being equipped with the latest technical and infrastructure, strives to give the best conducive atmosphere for the students by adopting and focusing on blended teaching and learning; a hybrid teaching and learning model that combines both the conventional face-to-face lectures with tutors and lecturers in the classrooms , with the internet-based support system which provide continuous interactions among students, tutors, and lecturers nationwide; as well as ensuring these students continuously being immersed in encouraging learning environments to enable them to understand, reflect and practices principles and theories learned from the classroom; and able to put it into their real world working experience during their interns (practicum); thus ensuring that SIDMA College Sabah and UNITAR Sabah are always producing marketable as well as relevant workforce much needed for the 21st Century.

The following is the list of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for its 2018 Academic Calendar.

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

For more information on any of the above courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, please browse SIDMA College Sabah Website, or at SIDMA College Facebook Account: “SIDMA College”. Potential candidates can visit SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Campus at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, or call the campus hotline number: 088-732000 or 088-732 020

Online registration is also available. Please <CLICK HERE>

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah will host this year’s SUKAN MASISWA which will take place from 20th to 22nd July at the Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex. Around 1,600 students, contingents and marshals from 22 private colleges and universities (IPTS) all over Sabah are expected to participate in the tournament, which is expected to be officiated by Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal, Sabah Chief Minister.

The main aim of the carnival is to strengthen the bond among the communities of all the IPTS in Sabah; to inspire fitness into their daily lives; as well as to encourage students to become wholesomely better in different aspects – by participating in any sport events in and off campus.

SIDMA College Sabah will play host for the first time in the organisation of the 2018 MASISWA Sports Carnival; with the full cooperation and collaboration from all the participating universities and colleges.

The following are the list of IPTS that will participate in the event. Beside SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, other IPTS are: University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF), Kolej Teknikal Yayasan Sabah (KTYS), Eastern College, INTI College, Almacrest International College (AIC), Asia Metropolitan College, Institut Sinaran, Asean Tourism International College (ATIC), AMC College, North Borneo University College (NBUC), Jesselton College, Cosmopoint Sabah College, Management and Science University College (MSUC), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), KIARA College, Kinabalu Commercial College (KCC), MAHSA College, Geomatika College Keningau (GCK) and Sabah Institute of Art (SIA).

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), when chairing the recent monthly meeting with representatives of the above colleges held on 6 July 2018 at SIDMA College , announced that its sport secretariat had received participation from the colleges for the following games, namely: (i) Volleyball (Men & Ladies); (ii) Netball (Ladies); (iii) Badminton; (iv)Tenpin Bowling, (v) Football,  (vi) Basketball   (vii) Bowling; (viii) Ping-Pong; (iv) Chess; (x) Sepak Takraw; and (x) Muscle Test.

Please <CLICK HERE> for tentative programme of the carnival.

Dr Morni thanked in advance to the following government organisations and parties for their support and contributions for successful implementation of the event.

  1. Ministry of Education Malaysia
  2. IPTS Sports Council Malaysia (MASISWA)
  3. Datuk Dr. Yusof Yakob, Minister of Education and Innovation Sabah
  4. Datuk Haji Awang Damit, Permanent Secretary of Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports

Meanwhile, Dr Morni took the opportunity to invite all sports lovers from the general public to come and witness the carnival which will commence at 2.30 pm on 20 July 2018, at Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex. The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday 22nd July at 10 am.


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GAMSIS Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018 Celebration

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

SIDMA College Islamic Student Club (GAMSIS) organised a “GAMSIS Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration” event on 5 July 2018 at SIDMA Atrium, SIDMA College City Campus for all students and staff of the college. The event was held with the main purpose of getting the students to convey their “Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin” message to all staff of the college, as well as to foster good relationships through the Hari Raya “Open House” concept; thus, building good relations among the existing students and the new ones, especially new students from the June 2018 new intake. It also provide an opportunity for staff and students of the college to mingle together in harmony without much protocol.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (SIDMA Chairman and Founder of the College) in his officiating address, congratulated Mr Mohd Faridzwan Bin Abdul Salleh as the GAMSIS Chairman and his committee members, for the initiative to organise the gathering despite having limited time, as they just came back from their semester holiday, and also being handicapped by having small committee as most of the committee members are currently undergoing their internship training.

He also thanked the management of Restoran Sari Bonda, a restaurant located at Bundusan Commercial Square Centre 2, Penampang, as well as staff and lecturers of the college who have contributed to ensure the successful implementation of the event. It’s through the spirit of co-operation, collaboration and understanding from all the communities and partnership of the staff and communities that strengthened the SIDMA College miniature of a multicultural and multiracial democratic society whereby everyone can live, study, play, work and share the spirit of living together in harmony.

Dr Morni also took the opportunity to announce that SIDMA College Sabah has entered a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS), a very dynamic private Islamic university in Malaysia  to offer Islamic diploma studies programmes, beginning this coming Semester October 2018 intake of new students.

According to Dr Morni, for a start the following diploma studies programmes have been shortlisted to be offered:

  1. Diploma in Education (Al-Quran Studies);
  2. Diploma in Islamic Studies (Al-Quran & Al-Sunnah);
  • Diploma in Islamic Studies (Dakwah);
  1. Diploma in Mosque Management; and
  2. Diploma in Tahfiz Management.

For more information about the courses offered, potential students can browse SIDMA College Website or like SIDMA Facebook Account. They can also call SIDMA hotline number at 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

Dr Morni also invited GAMSIS members to promote the programme as well to recruit potential students who are interested to join the above mentioned courses. He also advised GAMSIS to conduct more of the religious activities that will have added value and benefit the students of the college as a whole.

Earlier, GAMSIS Chairman, Mr Mohd Mohd Faridzwan Bin Abdul Salleh, thanked Dr Morni and the staff of the college for their full cooperation and collaboration to ensure the success of the gathering. He too thanked all his fellow colleagues for their co-operation and participation.

Like many other college gatherings, the highlight of the celebration was of course the scrumptious food and lucky draws. A variety of traditional Hari Raya delicacies ranging from lemang (bamboo rice) and rendang (spicy meat dish), nasi himpit (rice), satay, and kuah kacang (peanut gravy) homemade Raya cookies were served..

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SIDMA College Collaborated with DBKK to Commemorate US Independent Day.

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah collaborated with Kota Kinabalu Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai and participated in the programmes to commemorate the United States of America (US) Independence Day on 4th July 2018; which also marked our 150th years of peace, prosperity and partnership that the people of Sabah have enjoyed with the US.

The programme held on 28 June 2018 with Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) was basically art and environmental activities participated by the U.S. Embassy counsellor for public affairs, Bradly Hurst and staff from US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur; Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Y.B Madam Christina Liew; Y.B Chan Foong Hin (MP Kota Kinabalu) as well as Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai and staff from DBKK, were primarily focused around  group bike ride and street clean-up for environmental conservation; as well as the planting of a total of 100 trees from Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu to the City seaside walkway – as a symbolic gesture of the diplomatic ties between Sabah and the US government.

The 20 contingents from SIDMA College Sabah were among the 140 cyclists from more than 10 other institutions of higher learning and organisations in Kota Kinabalu, such as University Malaysia Sabah, Jesselton College, Almacrest International College, University College Sabah Foundation, PDRM, DBKK and more. The participants were divided into four groups, and each group of cyclists were allocated to a specific station to do the street clean-up and then to plant trees at allocated areas, before cycling back to DBKK Kota Kinabalu.

Mr Bradley A Hurst, on behalf of Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakdhir, announced that US government hope to continue building good relationship particularly with the new Government of Sabah in various sectors such as education, environmental conversation and more.

Meanwhile, Mayor Datuk Yeo asserted that environmental activities such as tree planting, may not only strengthen the US-Sabah ties, but also give an added value to tourism, particularly domestic tourism. Thus he added that “The Kota Kinabalu City Hall is very honoured to have organised the event; as apart from promoting our tourism, the close ties with the embassy which also involve student exchange programmes among other long terms activities could be materialised”

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (SIDMA Founder and Chairman) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) extended their sincere congratulations to the United States of America as it celebrates the 150th Independence Day on 4th July 2018, and wish all Americans around the world success, peace and unity.

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SIDMA College Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018 Celebration.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Hari Raya literally means celebration day; and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is the day that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of the dawn-to-dusk fasting. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is considered one of the most important celebrations for the Muslims. Also known as “Eid Al Fitr”, it’s a time for family togetherness and celebration, with everyone enjoying themselves after the austerity of Ramadan; and the start of a new month on the Islamic calendar, Syawal. Hence, in conjunction with this auspicious festive occasion, SIDMA College’s Human Resource department with the collaboration of staff from the Yellow Team, led by Mr Bonaventure Wences, organised the SIDMA College Staff Gathering cum Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018 Celebration on 29 June 2018 at SIDMA College Atrium.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (SIDMA College Founder and Chairman), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers, staff and students were invited to the event. SIDMA Atrium was decorated with “ketupat”, and Malaysian Hari Raya music echoed around SIDMA Building. The whole college came together for a celebration assembly by wearing colourful attire, in-line with the team of the day “Warna-warni Aidilfitri

Dr Morni, in his officiating address, pride the college and its staff for celebrating such annual event meaningfully. He added that the programmed aimed for SIDMA community to celebrate the occasion with joy as one big family, and to foster closer relationship among them; as SIDMA College practices a progressive corporate culture. By celebrating together the various Malaysian festivals at the college, it provide the necessary platforms for staff to adopt and practice the skills and tools necessary for democratic living. He also encouraged the SIDMA Community to continue practicing selflessness, humility, openness, inclusiveness, and more as such universal values are very much in-line with spirit of Ramadan and Aidilfitricelebration.

He also took the opportunity to convey his appreciation to all SIDMA staff for their dedication, tireless and incredible contributions towards the college, as one big family. He thanked them for their great services that they had rendered, particularly in motivating the students to strive for excellence in their studies and also actively take part in sports and extra–curricular activities, towards developing their skills and enriching their knowledge and experience; and he sincerely hoped that such positive commitment be continued and upgraded, particularly during current challenging time. Dr Morni, too, prayed for the very best for them and their family.

Like many other festive assemblies of the college, the highlight of the event was the introduction of various fun-based activities planned by the organiser. For this gathering, the Yellow Team introduced three activities namely (i) Face-cookies (ii) Singing Raya Song; (iii) Drink and flipping the cup for staff of the four other teams to participate in a friendly and fun competition as well as to unwind themselves.

Green Team emerged champion of the day after managing to defeat the three other teams that participated in the Raya Fun activities. Team representative, Ms Sylla Severinus received their winning hamper from Madam Azlina Ngatimin. During the event, the organiser also declared that the best “warna-warni Aidilfitri” dress of the day went to Mr Jerome Aaron (man category) and Ms Haslynda Binti Ajamain (lady category)

SIDMA staff assembly is never complete without the must-have staffs’ “Birthday Celebration”. For this third Staff gathering for year 2018, it was dedicated for staff celebrating their birthday on the month of May and June 2018. During the event, Madam Azlina and all birthday “boys” and “girls” were specially invited to blow their birthday candles and cut their birthday cake amidst all the other colleagues singing Happy Birthday songs.

The festive assembly ended with all staff being invited to a buffet Hi-tea. Everybody had a great time in the presence of food and great company. For the new staff, this has been a great opportunity for them to mingle with their fellow colleagues.

“Full of Love, Peace and Prosperity,

On Hari Raya Aidilfitri,

Salam Aidilfitri,

Maaf Zahir dan Batin”

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JPJ Conducted Road Safety Advocacy Talks at SIDMA College Sabah

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah collaborated with Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) Sabah and conducted a Road Safety Advocacy talk at SIDMA College Sabah Atrium on 12 June 2018. The event which was coordinated by Mohd Fikri, President of SIDMA’s Student Representative Council (MPM) and his team of  MPM members, was aimed to instil road safety awareness among the students of the college, particularly to the Semester June 2018 newly registered students. It was also held in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Festival which falls on 15 June 2018, as students will travel to their respective hometowns to celebrate the occasion with their family and friends.

Miss Nur Hajma from JPJ during her talk emphasised that during festivities, such as the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, there will be more vehicles on the roads, and the likelihood of accidents to occur is also very great. Thus she reminded students, and the general public to travel safely in order to reach their destinations safely; as festival are when families look forward to being with their loved ones and together, celebrate the happy occasion.

With the aid of video clips, she managed to explain clearly the rules and regulations often ignored or forgotten by road users and advised students to reflect on it before heading on the road. They need to ensure that the vehicle that they are driving are in good condition prior to using it.

Meanwhile, Mr Adam Chan, from “Now! Project”, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative to inculcate public awareness and sustainability on value chain for plastic waste to reduce, recycle and reuse plastic and end dumping of solid waste on open seas and ocean, also took the opportunity to share with students; and encouraged them to practice and spread the awareness on the importance of a clean and healthy environment; as well as how to achieve it. It is especially vital since the marine tourism and generally tourism in Sabah will be affected based on how we managed the waste.

The purpose of the talk was to encourage students to be able to understand their role that they can assist to turn waste into something with value and help to maintain a sustainable reduction, collection and re-use of plastic waste. They too, can assist by encouraging the general and their communities’ to participate in the campaign and assist to spread the ideas to their local communities.

Mr. Terence Stephens, Manager of Student Affairs Department (STAD), on behalf of SIDMA College Sabah, thanked both the speakers for their valuable sharing to students. He too hoped that the students managed to grasp the core of the talk and to reflect as well as  apply their learnings during their daily encounters. He also encouraged students, as young leaders of the country to share such knowledge and learning to their new friends and collectively implement these noble practices.

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Hari Raya Goodies for SIDMA College Sabah Staff

Monday, June 11th, 2018

One of the many charitable acts by Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College) during each Ramadan, is to honour the spirit of Ramadan and spreading the Hari Raya cheers, through the distribution of Hari Raya Goodies to SIDMA staff, including staff from its subsidiary companies such as Bentleytel Malaysia Sdn Bhd., Didi Childcare Centre and Fiona Travels and Tours Sdn Bhd, celebrating Hari Raya.

To share the warmth and joy of 1st Syawal 1439H, Dr Morni with the full cooperation and collaboration of SIDMA College Staff Welfare Association (Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kakitangan Kolej SIDMA Sabah – PKKKSS) 2018/2019 Committee headed by Mr Zain Azrai, presented Hari Raya Goodies to SIDMA staff celebrating the Hari Raya Aidilfitri on 15 June 2018 (upon the first sighting of the 1st Syawal moon)

More than 100 goodie bags containing basic Hari Raya celebration necessities such a variety of poultry, beef, assorted fruit and soda drinks, and more were distributed to the staff by Dr Morni at SIDMA Atrium on 8 June 2018. The event was held in the presence of Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Managers and Heads of various departments as well as staff of the college.

According to Dr Morni, the giving-out of goodies to SIDMA staff during national festivals such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidil Adha, Harvest Festival, Christmas and Chinese New Year provides him the opportunity to share and give back to his staff and the society as well as to celebrate together each of these festivals with joy, as one big family. Such initiatives also enable Dr Morni to express his sincere appreciation, recognition as well as to convey his thanks to all the staff for the great service and contributions that they had rendered to the college.

Mr Zain Azrai (PKKKSS Chairman) on behalf of the committee and SIDMA staff sincerely thanked Dr Morni and family for their generosity and their willingness to care and share for his staff well-being and happiness, particularly during very special occasion such as the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

Dr Morni, Madam Azlina, Madam Azizah, SIDMA Board of Management, Mr Zain Azrai and PKKKSS Committee Members conveyed in advance their warm Hari Raya Aidilfitri greetings and wishes to all lecturers, staff, students, relatives, parents and friends.

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SIDMA College Upgrading Programme for Early Childhood Lecturers.

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, through the collaboration of its Academic and Human Resource Department recently organised a colloquium as a platform for SIDMA’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) lecturers to discuss issues and developments related to ECE at SIDMA College Conference Room on 4 and 5 June 2018.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (SIDMA Chairman and Founder) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) offered this special programme to all the ECE lecturers as part of the college effort in uplifting the college’s and the country’s education standard in line the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025. A total of 21 SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah ECE lecturers participated in the programme.

The two days seminar aims to strengthen the participants (lecturers) on educational, pedagogical skills as well as developing individual competence in the teaching of the subject, based on the following elements:

  • Upgrading the lecturer’s mastery of the ECE Programme Syllabus in line with all the basic domains (Communication, Science and Technology, Humanistic, Physical, and more).
  • Upgrading the lecturer’s competence in adapting his/her teaching in order to take the students’ challenges into consideration in their planning and teaching.
  • The incorporation of elements of Assessment and Evaluation, 21stCentury Skills teaching, Programme for the Education and Enrichment of Relational skills (PEERS) and more; during their teaching.
  • The alignment of the elements of Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to frame English teaching in ECE.

To ensure the relevancy of the programme, the following Guest Speakers, who have been in the profession and are specifically practising their expertise in ECE, as well as having frequently conduct training and sharing their experiences with ECE teachers all over the state and country, were specially invited to communicate with the lecturers during the forum. They were:

  • Madam Sharon Bacho
  • Madam Sylvia Augustine
  • Madam Amey Binti Asuk

Madam Azizah during her welcoming address conveyed her appreciation to all the invited guest speakers for their effort and time to be with the college lecturers during the programme. She also hoped that the lecturers will seize the opportunity to immerse themselves with ECE teaching and reflect on matters and issues raised during the dialogue throughout the session.

The lecturers when met after the programme, believed that the session had made a significant impact on their aspiration as lecturers of ECE in the college. After engaging themselves enthusiastically during the two days event, they felt that they have more new things to learn, do, share, reflect and train in order to meet the needs of our evolving ECE students of the college, They too felt that more of such professional forum be given to them regularly in a robust, supportive and challenging manner that will lead them somewhere useful as ECE lecturers of the college.

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SIDMA College Ramadan Porridge Distribution to spread Ramadan Cheer

Monday, June 4th, 2018

SIDMA College under the dynamic leadership of Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) enlivens the spirit of Ramadan with the distribution of packed spiced porridge or more popularly known as Ramadan Porridge (bubur lambuk) as one of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan yearly activities of the college.

Madam Noradilah Binti Mohamaddia, Secretariat of 2018 SIDMA Ihya Ramadan Committee, announced that more than 60 SIDMA staff take their turn, during the twice a week scheduled gotong royong exercise to prepare about 400 – 500 packs of the porridge for distribution to various strategic locations in and around Kota Kinabalu and Penampang such as mosques, schools, police stations, fire and rescue stations, hospitals and more during the holy month of Ramadan.

According to Dr Morni, the distribution of Ramadan porridge started with a humble beginning at SIDMA College Sarawak in 1999. When SIDMA College Sabah was established in Kota Kinabalu in 2003, he continued the exact same tradition.

Dr Morni added that through this annual activity it will provide adequate opportunities for SIDMA staff to engage themselves in charity work, promote the spirit of giving and helping the needy during this holy month, thus indirectly bring them closer to Allah the Almighty, as  well as to remind them on the suffering of the less fortunate.

Bubur lambuk, a unique delicacy of Malaysian during Ramadan, is a very well balanced food which is essentially porridge cooked with minced meat and other ingredients together in one pot. Every Ramadan, rows of people will stand in line waiting patiently to take home the dish that is handed out to them for free, usually at mosques and etc.

From 17 May till 31 May 2018, SIDMA College scheduled and distributed the bubur lambuk to the following locations: Jabatan Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Jalan Lintas; Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu; Kolej Vokasional Likas; Masjid Negeri Sabah; Maahad Tahfiz Darul Hadis Sabah; Masjid Kg Sembulan; SMKA Kota Kinabalu; Masjid Nurul Hikmah; Masjid Baitus Salaam Vista Minintod; SMKA Tun Ahmadshah, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Bandaran Berjaya.

On 4 June 2018, the team will be distributing the porridge at Penampang District Police Headquarters; Penampang Fire and Rescue Station and Masjid As-Sobirin, Kg Sipanggil, Putatan.

The final date for SIDMA team to distribute Ramadan porridge is on 7 June 2018 at Maktab Sabah and Queen Elizabeth 1 Hospital Kota Kinabalu. The general public staying in and around the above mentioned locations are welcome to collect their packs of the porridge.

For more information on SIDMA Ramadan Porridge distribution as well as SIDMA Ihya Ramadan activities you may contact from Madam Noradilah Binti Mohamaddia at SIDMA College Sabah, Hotline 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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SIDMA College staff received 2018 Harvest Goodies

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Harvest (Kaamatan) festival which is celebrated by the indigenous community of Sabah on 30th and 31st May every year; is a festivals which is closely associated with the end of the planting cycle – a time for harvest. For generations they have celebrated these unique festival as “magavau” or thanksgiving for a bountiful paddy harvest, and a hope of continuous good harvest in years to come.

This year’s Kaamatan festival theme of celebration is “Koubasanan Impowon Pisompuruan om Piobpinain” a Kadazandusun phrase which literally means “culture as the foundation of unity and kinship”; and is indeed relevant to SIDMA College Sabah as the staff are from a very diverse background and practicing a progressive corporate culture.

In line with this auspicious celebration, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College Sabah), through SIDMA Staff Welfare Association (PKKKSS) distributed Kaamatan goodies to SIDMA College Sabah staff celebrating the festival.

Goodies in the form of 10kg of rice, fresh whole chicken, fresh chicken wings and soft drinks were distributed to SIDMA staff at SIDMA Atrium on 26 May 2018 by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO). Also present during the event were Mr Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor (Chairman of PKKKSS), PKKSSS Central Committee, and SIDMA staff.

Mr Zain Azrai, on behalf of all SIDMA staff took the opportunity to thank Dr Morni and family, Madam Azizah Khalid Merican and family, and SIDMA Board of Management for their continuous support, care and generosity shown to all SIDMA staff.

Meanwhile Dr Morni and family, Madam Azizah Khalid Merican and family, Managers and Heads of Departments, as well as the PKKSSS Central Committee members conveyed their special harvest festival greetings “Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan” to all lecturers, staff, students, relatives, parents and friends.

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