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First Cohort of SIDMA College Express English Students Graduates from EEP.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Following the launching of SIDMA College English Enhancement Programme (EEP) by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO SIDMA College) on 14 February 2017, the first cohort of 35 SIDMA College Express English (a component of EEP) students received their certificate of participation on 25 April 2017 at SIDMA College Kota Kinabalu.

During the certificate presentation ceremony, which was attended by Madam Azizah, Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Mr Lim Chin Tong (Registrar), Mr Louis Jais (Academic Manager) Mr Iwan Mahdzuan Bin Mahali (Manager, Information Technology and Media); Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman, SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak) congratulated Madam Jenifah Abdullah (EEP Moderator and Facilitator) for her initiatives and commitments to equip and boost the mastery and confidence of English usage among SIDMA students who joined the college with minimum English requirement.

During his short but encouraging speech, Dr Morni advised the students to continue using the language in any situation possible. He also share his personal experience as a student from rural setting who had the same problem in communicating English language when he was studying in London. But, because of his willingness to learn and his determination to master the language, now he is an eloquent speaker of English. He added that there is no shortcut to learn a language than to use it frequently.

Dr Morni who was given the honour to present the Certificates of Graduation as well as certificates of excellence performance in various activities and with perfect attendance to the students; also praised Madam Jenifah for her efforts in making the programme motivating such as by sponsoring prizes for these outstanding students in various activities held throughout the semester.

Earlier in her welcoming speech, Madam Jenifah congratulated the students for their commitment to enhance their English Language proficiency. The main objective of the programme is to boost the student confidence in using the language. Apart from adapting English Language in their interpersonal skills and communication skills, students are also required to demonstrate teamwork and adaptability in facing challenges in completing a given task within a stipulated time frame. The students were also assessed on their written, oral presentation and performances. They also put on a live show, showcasing their dynamic performances during the event.

Madam Jenifah who named this as a “Family Programme” thanked Dr Morni, Madam Azizah, IT and Media Department, as well English lecturers and staff who have given their undivided support to ensure the success of the programme.

To show her appreciation to all SIDMA staff and students for their unique support and cooperation towards ensuring the smooth running of the event, Madam Jenifah invited all staffs and students to enjoy a Hi-Tea refreshment that she personally sponsored at the end of the programme.

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SIDMA College UNTAR Sabah June 2017 Intake in Progress.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah registration for its June 2017 intake has officially started on 20 April 2017 at SIDMA College Atrium located at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu upon receiving positive response from 2016 SPM and STPM holders showing their great passion to develop their tertiary education at the college.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman, SIDMA Board of Director) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) has formed a task force headed by Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director Corporate Marketing and Business Development) to welcome these strongly motivated new students at SIDMA Atrium, who were accompanied by their enthusiastic parents. The task force which began their job today (20 April 2017) and is expected to end on 26 May 2017.

This exercise is to enable eligible 2016 SPM and STPM or its equivalent holders to register and to further their tertiary education with the college. Opening hours are from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm and potential students are advised to bring along their SPM and STPM result slip and other relevant documents for on the spot assessment, consultation, and registration. Everyone is welcome to attend.

SPM and STPM school leavers outside of Kota Kinabalu constituency are encouraged to visit SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Education Roadshow 2017 as shown below. During the roadshow, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah personnel will be there to assist, guide and enable them to gain better insight into their tertiary education route in determining, considering and deciding on the opportunity to choose on the level of education that they want to pursue; either on Foundation Course, Diploma Programme or Bachelor’s Degree Programmes; as well as the field of studies that suits their interest and passion thus enabling them to prepare for their future career that they dreamt of. Potential students can also enquire on the financial assistance available at the college as the kind and passionate personnel will provide all the necessary information.

List of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for June 2017 New Intake:

Foundation Course:
1. Foundation in Management.

Diploma Courses:
1. Diploma in Early Childhood Studies.
2. Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
3. Diploma in Management

Bachelor’s Degree Courses:
1. Bachelor of Education (Hons)
2. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons)
3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
4. Bachelor of Management (Hons)

Masters Courses:
1. Masters of Business Administration (MBA
2. Masters of Education (Education Leadership and Management – ELM).

Potential SPM and STPM school leavers as well as those with other equivalent qualification can also apply online by visiting SIDMA Website or call the hotline number, 088-732 000 or 088 732 020, or through fax @ 088-732 015; or look in our Facebook Account; SIDMA College.

For your information SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah June 2017 Intake is on-going till 26 May 2017. So don’t miss the golden opportunity.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah February 2017 Newcomers Oath Taking Ceremony.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

On 7th April 2017, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Kota Kinabalu organised an Oath Taking Ceremony at Wisma Kinsabina Function Hall, Penampang to welcome the February 2017 new students. As early as 8.30 am, all of the new students, lecturers and staff had arrived, and were invited to attend the meaningful ceremony prepared by the organising committee.

The ceremony organised by Student Affairs Department (STAD) and the Students Representative Council (SRC) was to enable the February 2017 semester’s new students to formally promised and pledged the oath script to commit to the ethical practices, be active and responsible students of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, as well as to abide by all the rules and regulations of the college and UNITAR International University.

The event started off with the national anthem and the state anthem song, as well as the recitation of prayers by Mr Abu Saied Safwan and Madam Daria Joseph; followed by the opening ceremony cum motivational speech by the Honourable. Dr Hajah Ananglangka Binti Mad Kassim, an educationist by profession before her retirement from the Ministry of Education. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Education (Guidance and Counselling) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Master of Psychology Counselling and also PhD in Psychology from Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

Dr Hajah Ananglangka who congratulated and praised the new students on their admission into SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah reminded the students that they should be grateful to be here today. She even coined a new acronym for SIDMA College, as follows to remind the students that they should always be grateful to the college and their parents:

S :Syukur / Sabar / Senyum

I : Iman / Ilmu / Insaf

D : Disiplin Diri

M : Mulia / Makmur / Maju

A: : Akhlak

Dr Hajah Ananglangka who received numerous awards throughout her career, such as Excellent Service Awards in 1995, 2003 and 2013 from the Ministry of Education Malaysia; and the Darjah Bintang Kinabalu by His Excellency Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah in 2007; as well as the Anugerah Aspirasi Pascasiswazah in 2011 from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Her unique speech was incorporated with poems and songs. She reminded the students to fulfil their roles and duties with commitment and with sincerity. She also encouraged them to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their ability; while upholding their principle and philosophy that they too can learn and be successful via SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah; to enable them to excel in their chosen field, and be able to bring honour to SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah in the future.

The oath taking ceremony was led by new student representative, Mr Mohd Ishmar Bin Mahmud; and followed by all the February 2017 semester’s new students. Their pledge was read before Dr Hajah Ananglangka, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Mr Lim Chin Tong (Registrar), Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah.

During the special event, students who excelled in their studies were presented with Academic Excellence Award. Dr Hajah Ananglangka was given the honour to present the award to Constance Joy J Moin, Tracy Milton, Ewiejanny Binti Elok and Ruth Annable.

Earlier, Dr Morni in his welcoming address, sincerely thanked Dr Hajah Ananglangka for accepting the invitation to officiate the event and to give motivational talk to the students, despite her busy schedule.

He welcomed, thanked and congratulated the students for selecting SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah as the Institution of Higher Learning as their choice to make their dream come true; as the college, since its establishment in Sabah in 2002, has produced marketable and successful graduates who are currently holding respectable position in their careers in various fields, both in the private and public sectors throughout the country.

Dr Morni reassured the students that their welfare are in good hands as the college practices “Open Door” policy. He encouraged the students to do their bit by showing full discipline and commitment in their studies in order to materialise their dreams. Staffs of the college are ever ready to assist them in their studies, and that students experiencing any problems in their studies should approach the respective lecturer / tutors for assistance and guidance.

The ceremony concluded with the singing of the Keranamu Malaysia which was participated by all. Hi-Tea refreshment was provided for all those who attended the event.

Read more @ http://www.sabah.sidma.edu.my/sidma2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=873:sidma-college-unitar-sabah-february-2017-newcomers-oath-taking-ceremony&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=0

SIDMA College Kadazan Language Public Speaking & Conversation Intensive Course Launched.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak, who is also the advisor of SIDMA College Kadazandusun Language Club launched Sabah First Ever “Kadazan Language 16 Hours Challenge” at SIDMA College, Jalan Bundusan, Kota Kinabalu on 8 April 2017.

Also present during the simple but meaningful event were Mr David Tiongin Lumbok, Chairman of SIDMA College Kadazandusun Language Club, Ms Juliana Jimis, lecturer and a Kadazandusun language activist, as well as all the 30 very enthusiastic participants of the first cohort of the intensive course. Most of the participants who attended the course wanted to polish up their Kadazan language prior to their participation in the coming Unduk Ngadau Competition or are currently involve in the entertainment industries as Emcee, Deejay, and more.

Ms Juliana when met announced that the programme is a 16 hours face-to-face Kadazandusun language challenge, with an appointed lecturer, which is basically a combination of speaking and performing presentation in the Kadazan language. Classes will be held on Saturday beginning at 9.00 am-1.00 pm (morning session) and the afternoon (from 2.00 – 5.00 pm) for four continuous weeks. Participants can choose as to whether they are more comfortable with the morning or afternoon session.

During the first week, participants will be introduced to the basic Kadazan language and in Week Two participants will be immersed to the most commonly spoken sentences or phrases in Kadazan. During Week Three, they will focusing on the right pronunciation techniques in preparing them for public speaking, emcee as well as for their daily conversation. During the final week, all the participants will be given opportunities to presents their reflection, findings and learning in Bahasa Kadazan. All participants will received a certificate of participation on the last day of the course.

The course which is opened to all at RM 110.00 per head, and selection of participants will be based on first-come, first-served basis. Interested candidates can contact Mr Delson at 088-732 000 for details and registration. For your information the organiser has plans for the following three cohorts to be implemented:

  1. Cohort 2 : 15 April 2017
  2. Cohort 3 : 22 April 2017
  3. Cohort 4 : 29 April 2017.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie during the launching ceremony conveyed his sincere gratitude to Ms Juliana for her active and continuous contribution in transforming Kadazandusun language to be relevant communicative language among modern Sabahans. He too, thanked her for the support that she had rendered to the SIDMA College Kadazandusun Language Club to ensure the successful launching of the course. He also praised all the participants for their eagerness to attend the course and hoped they will continued to assist in their own ways to revive our mother tongue language.

Dr Morni has always been committed as his great desire to intervene and put the Kadazan language to a stronger footing, as the Kadazan language, like any other native languages in Sabah, has been seemingly declining from its originality despite the fact that the language has been offered as an elective subject in public primary schools beginning 2000. This is due to most Malaysian parents (including the Kadazandusun parents) allowing their children to use Bahasa Malaysia in the house in order to enable their children to be able to assimilate the dynamic Malaysian culture.

The practice by Malaysian parents has led to a decrease in pureness of the Kadazandusun language usage among the modern teenagers (generation), due to the practice of code mixing (switching), thus creating ways to the infiltration of “broken” Kadazandusun language, which if not intervene accordingly, may eventually erode the pureness of the language.

Dr Morni also congratulated the SIDMA College Kadazandusun Language Club for its efforts made to intervene the Kadazandusun language issues since the club’s registration with the Registrar of Society was approved on 19 November 2014, and has successfully conducted numerous activities such as the Kadazandusun Language Storytelling (Piboi an Mananongon Boros Kadazandusun) Competition 2016; Short Stories Writing Competition (Piboi an Monuat Susuzan Toniboi Doid Boros Kadazandusun) for secondary school students which was co-organised with Sabah State Education Department and the publication of the story book “Inspirasi Anak-Anak Sabah” in Kadazandusun language to complement and supplement the shortage of reading materials in the Kadazandusun language among school children; as well as to benefit further the Kadazandusun language speaking families.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Perceptual Style Workshop.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is being strongly committed in instilling a campus on-going learning environment, not only to students but to staff as well. The College always encourages all members to pursue opportunities for learning and professional growth, based on the college‘s own institutional resources and external sources. Such an environment is essential in maintaining and building a competent work force that will meet the ever changing demands of our time, while working towards being one of the leading private institutions of higher learning in Sabah as well as to being a “Champion of Change”.

On 31st March 2017, Dr Mornie Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) through the Human Resource Department organized a one day Perceptual Style workshop at Hotel No 5, Kota Kinabalu for all academic teaching staff. The workshop was to share many current thinking style models, incorporating various learning skills to understand and assessing the perceptual and cognitive of individual through ones’ preferences.

Dinna Daisy Chong, a certified Psychology and Advance Behavioural Analyst, was invited by SIDMA to conduct the one day workshop with the participants. A former outbound trainer and an experience facilitator for more than 20 years, Dinna Chong has trained many in communication skills, positive thinking, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, interpersonal relationship, teambuilding, supervisory management, organizational effectiveness and leadership, presentation skills, grooming, customer services programmes.

Throughout the workshop, the participants were exposed to interactive activities that introduced them to different learning styles of individuals, especially with references to the students. Moreover, participants were also able to share their thoughts and experiences in teaching students based on the different learning styles, with alignment of the 21st century teaching methods.

Dr Morni and Madam Azizah hoped that through such ongoing training, staff will have the opportunities to acquire new knowledge and enhance their professional growth. Many of the participants when met, expressed their pleasures in joining such developing programmes. They, too hoped that there would be more of such training programme to be conducted.

Read more @ http://www.sabah.sidma.edu.my/sidma2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=871:sidma-college-unitar-sabah-perceptual-style-workshop&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=0

Dr Morni Motivational Seminar For SMK Membakut II Parents and Students.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Prof. Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah) who was teacher by profession during his younger days, before transforming himself to a successful businessman in the education sector is well-known for his awareness and knowledge on schools and education. He has been invited by various sectors to conduct numerous motivational seminars to parents, teachers and secondary school students throughout Sabah and Sarawak, both in his own capacity, as well as with the Sabah Women Advisor Council (MPWS) under the leadership of Datuk Hajah Maimunah Hj Suhaibul, the current Sabah Education Director.

Dr Morni who has always been portrayed as a unique motivational speaker, is a guy who is well-known for his entertaining, captivating, highly interactive and energizing when he is on-stage delivering his message.

During his talks and sharing sessions, Dr Morni took those golden opportunities to share with parents, teachers and students his success stories from being a humble ordinary kampong boy selling locally made cakes to the public, but because of his strong personality to aim high, where since young he has harboured a bold and great ambition to earn his Ph.D. (Doctorate Title), and that was what brought him as he is today.

He used to describe the challenging life when he was young, as his father was then a pensioner and couldn’t sponsored his studies in England, and there are no other agencies that he could turn to, such as the current PTPTN, to finance his overseas studies,. But he stood firmly by his determination to get his PhD; and he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in England to finance his tuition fee to get his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Stirling University, England in 1990.

Being a successful businessman, he felt the need to complement and supplement the ongoing motivational programmes conducted in schools as well as at various other levels especially by the Ministry of Education, as part of his Corporate Social Responsibilities. He too felt that it is his opportunity to assist the government to ensure that all schooling children are able to complete their basic primary and secondary schooling, and thereafter to pursue the tertiary education in order to earn, or develop their choice of skills that they may need later in life especially their career. His main priority was basically to help parents to focus on their children’s schooling and education to achieve their maximum potential to make their dream come true; with special reference and unique touch from the corporate perspective.

Recently, Dr Morni was invited by Parent Teacher Association (PIBG) SMK Membakut II located one and a half hour drive from Kota Kinabalu to conduct a motivational seminar to more than 350 parents, teachers, and students at the school on 28th March 2017. The special gathering which was officiated by Encik Ahmadseh Bin Haji Ahmad, Beaufort District Education Officer. The school also invited representative from PTPTN as one of their other guest speaker to expose students on the conditions and guide to PTPTN loan.

During the seminar, Dr Morni who was assisted by personnel and assets from SIDMA’s Corporate Marketing and Business Development Department, Property Administration Department and Information Technology and Media Department incorporated his motivational talks with various exhibition which was aimed at enhancing awareness on importance of education opportunities for secondary school children to further their tertiary education, as well as on career and skills-building, lifestyle, opportunity available in social entrepreneurship, and the behaviour changing both among parents and students.

Dr Morni advised parents to show their concern, be more committed and caring towards their children’s education; as well as to encourage them to further their education after completing their SPM/STPM by seizing the available financial facilities available such as the PTPTN Loan, scholarship and more.

Through such humble sharing, Dr Morni hoped that students can reflect on his thought and ideas, and to find meaning in their life; constantly developing new strategies and their own strengths to overcome adversity; which in turn could inspire them to take action and view their situation from a different perspective. He too reminded them that they themselves have a role and responsibility to discover their own strength and weakness; to progress from their strengths, and improve on their weaknesses.

Dr Morni who was very impressed with huge turnout of parents and students of the school, and their warm welcome towards him and SIDMA staff, sponsored hampers for lucky draws during the event.

Dr Morni also conveyed his sincere thank you address to Beaufort District Education Officer, SMK Membakut II School Principal, PIBG, teachers, parents and students of the school for making the event a very successful one.

Read more @ http://www.sabah.sidma.edu.my/sidma2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=870:dr-morni-motivational-seminar-for-smk-membakut-ii-parents-and-students&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=0

Dr. Morni Championship Cup: 9-A-Side Football Tournament 2017

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Dr. Morni’s Championship Cup Football Tournament is a SIDMA College 9-a-Side Knock-out football competition organised annually by the Student Affairs Department (STAD), the Students Representative Council (MPM) and the Unified Football Club.

The Dr Morni’s Championship Cup Tournament can be traced back to the year 2000 when Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) was the CEO of SIDMA Sarawak. The first ever Dr Morni’s Championship Cup Football Tournament was organised by SIDMA College Sarawak at Kuching in 2000. Later in 2002, with the establishment of SIDMA College Sabah, Dr Morni himself was appointed as CEO of the college, the Dr Championship Cup Football tradition were continued in Sabah.

“Kick Your Way to Win” has been chosen by the organiser as this season’s theme in persuading as well supporting the game’s stakeholders to take their equal responsibilities seriously. This is very much in accordance with the vision that Football will be a sport where people thrive in a supportive community, and where fairness is openly and transparently practiced and enforced for the good of all participants.

Since its introduction in Sabah in 2005, the tournament was meant to be very unique; whereby it fully immerse all its participants to enjoy a continuous one or two days (Saturday and Sunday) football competition. Thus it’s a challenging, competitive and exciting football match both for the players and their supporters. It is a great test on the player’s stamina as well as their strategy to beat their competition. It is also more challenging than the conventional 11-A-Side format which usually drags on for a month or so before the winning team could be determined.

Six teams consisting of players from SIDMA staff and students, ex-staff and students as well as other invitees signed up and competed in the 2017 tournament held at Penampang Sports Complex on 1st and 2nd April 2017. They are: HBG Empire, Citizen F.C., Pro Speed, Rises Team, Staff SIDMA and Alumni UNITAR Veteran. The organiser also invited a team each from Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu, Kota Kinabalu and Alumni Ex-student, thus making a total of eight (8) teams that participated in the two days event.

Dr Morni, during the opening address, congratulated STAD and MPM for organising the annual competition. He too appreciated the teams especially all managers and captains for their abilities to gather and organised their team members to compete in the tournament to win the Championship Cup. Dr Morni was indeed very pleased to note that a team of UNITAR Ex-staff and another one from UNITAR Ex-student participated in the event. He also welcomed a team of players from the Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu. Dr Morni who was indeed very pleased with the overall scenario of the events, took the opportunity to announce that all participating teams will receive cash money as token for their participation in the event, over and above the winning prizes set earlier.

Football is a game full of challenges and strategies; and he encouraged team manager’s and captains as well as their players to strategically plan, set targets, think critically and creatively before and during the game in order to outsmart their opponents. He too, reminded all players to maintain their sportsmanship throughout the tournament, as good attitude is the key that all players must developed, as it is very important aspect to improve one’s performance and to inculcate more efficient teamwork. The sportsmanship after all is the main reason why any particular sports is played and not merely to win the prize or title.

The overall result of the 2017 championship tournament is as follows:

1st Place         : Team Alumni UNITAR Veteran

2nd Place        : Team HBG Empire

3rd Place        : Team Alumni UNITAR Ex-student

4th Place        : Team Citizen F. C.

Top Scorer     : Mr Amos Borine

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican who was given the honour to officiate the closing ceremony of the 2017 tournament congratulated all the teams and their players for their good sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the two days tournament. She too shown her appreciation and warmly welcomed Team Alumni UNITAR Veteran and Team Alumni UNTAR Ex-student for participating in the event. The willingness of SIDMA Ex-staff and ex-students to come forward and participate in SIDMA activities indicate the linkage between to ex-staff and students will not be broken even though they are no longer in the institution but keep the family spirit alive and continuously strengthened. She too was indeed glad that Kolej Sains  Kesihatan Bersekutu sent in a team to participate in the event. She hoped that the current model of competition whereby ex-staff and students, as well as neighbouring institutions of higher learning be invited to participated in the tournament be maintained.

Madam Azizah was also given the privilege to congratulate and present the Dr Morni’s Championship Trophy as well as the winning prizes of cash and hampers to the winning as well as to all the participating teams during the closure of the 2017 Tournament.

Team Alumni UNITAR Veteran who won the Dr Morni Championship Trophy and cash prizes, donated all their cash prizes to SIDMA Football Association as a token of the on-going strong tie between them and SIDMA College.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah April 2017 Intake in Progress

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is currently holding an Application Information Week at its campus located at Bundusan Commercial Centre 2, Kota Kinabalu from 20 March to 24 March 2017. The exercise is to enable eligible 2016 SPM and STPM achievers to register and further their tertiary education with the college. Opening hours are from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm and students are advised to bring along their SPM or STPM result slip and relevant documents for on-the spot assessment, consultation and registration. Everyone is welcome to attend. The best part is that the 300th visitor stands a chance to win an iPhone. Terms and conditions apply. Hurry, you stand a very chance to grasp the reward.

2016 SPM and STPM school achievers and parents are cordially invited to drop by at the college to gain better insight into which education route to take to further their studies. At the college they will be guided and given the opportunity to decide on the level of education that they want to pursue (Foundation, Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree Programme), financial assistance available, as well as in choosing their right field of studies. This is to assist and to ensure that every potential candidate is given the opportunity to make a good and right choice, and that the field of study chosen fit their interest, and can prepare them for their future career that they dreamt of.

SIDMA College In-House Registered Counsellor, Ms Melissa Marcus Molijol (KB/KP) is available to give students the necessary guidance and advice.

List of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for April 2017 New Intake:

  1. Foundation Course:
    1. Foundation in Management.
  1. Diploma Courses:
    1. Diploma in Early Childhood Studies.
    2. Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.
    3. Diploma in Management
  1. Bachelor’s Degree Courses:
    1. Bachelor of Education (Hons)
    2. Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (Hons)
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
    4. Bachelor of Business Management (Hons)
  1. Masters Courses:
    1. Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
    2. Masters of Education (Education Leadership and Management – ELM).

Staff from the Corporate Marketing and Business Development Department (CMBD) of SIDMA College are available to guide visitors to a campus tour. Visits can also be organised for small groups of prospective students to meet the academic staff. On-campus tours and presentation are limited, so please book in advance.  To request for a campus tour, please contact our CMBD staff at 088-732 000 or 088-732 020 or fax at 088-732 015.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, on behalf of the college, take the opportunity to thank Sabah State Education Department as well as Secondary Schools Principals and teachers throughout Sabah who have extended their invitation to SIDMA College to participate in their School Education and Career Fair in conjunction with the presentation of 2016 SPM result slips to students on 16 March 2017 held at their respective schools.

Such opportunities has given the college the golden opportunities to meet and discuss with the 2016 SPM school leavers as well as their parents on courses of studies offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah as well as to encourage these prospective students to make their right choice.

Potential SPM and STPM school leavers as well as those with other equivalent certificate, who missed the above SIDMA College Application Information Week and are interested to pursue their tertiary study in Foundation Programme, Diploma or Degree level are encouraged to drop by SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah located at Jalan Bundusan, Bundusan Centre 2, Kota Kinabalu. They can also apply online by visiting SIDMA Website or call the hotline number, 088-732 000 or 088 732 020, or through fax @ 088-732 015 or 088-732 019; or look in our Facebook Account.

For your information SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah April 2017 Intake is on till 24 April 2017.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah towards a Caring and Sharing Institution.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah staffs have collectively agreed that they have been very fortunate to have Dr Morni Hj Kambrie as the Founder and Chairman of the institution; and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Together they have been very supportive, caring and empathise towards the welfare and needs of its staff.

Towards this end, Dr Morni who has been putting employees’ needs over his own measurable gains, launched the SIDMA College Staff Welfare Association (Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kakitangan Kolej SIDMA Sabah – PKKKSS); a registered welfare association, on May 20th 2012 with the main focus of taking care of the general welfare of SIDMA staff and also its students. With the collaborative efforts of the staff through PKKKSS, Dr Morni has created a culture of trust, caring, cooperation, fairness and empathy among SIDMA staff.

Since established, PKKKSS continued to assist Dr Morni in conducting various Corporate Social Representative (CSR) such as giveaways to staff during special Malaysian annual festivals including Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya AidiladhaKaamatan festival and Christmas celebration to share the joyful moments during such celebration. Such activities also meant his recognition of the good services rendered by its staff throughout the year, and also to encourage the spirit of collegiality between staff and the management team.

Recently, Mr Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor, PKKKSS Chairman, presented Condolences  Packages to Mr Safwan Ali and Nurul Ali on the demised of their beloved father, the late Haji Ali bin Haji Gapar and to Mr Jerome Aaron on the passing away of his late father, Mr Aaron bin Awang Tuah.

The college, through its PKKKSS also presented Congratulatory Packages to Madam Rettie Anak Michael for her recent marriage.

Students from poor family were given a one-off assistance to help them to ease their financial burden. Special finance assistance was given to deserving students.

SIDMA staff when approached expressed their admiration for Dr Morni as an employer who cares about them and their welfare as one of his many priorities. They see him as role models and often mimic those caring and sharing qualities; thus creating a culture of servant leadership in the organisation. This serving culture drives the effectiveness and relevancy of the college in providing quality educational services to the students.

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All invited to learn Kadazan language at SIDMA College

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

KOTA KINABALU: In a bid to preserve and ensure the Kadazan language survives the modern era, a college here is introducing a 4-week learning programme.

For RM110, participants will attend four 4-hour lessons over four weeks at SIDMA College along Jalan Bundusan here.

It is being put together by the college’s Kadazandusun Language Club in collaboration with Kadazan language activist, Juliana Jimis.

It is believed to be the first short-term course on the Kadazan language whose native speakers are believed to make up fewer than 20 per cent of the Sabah population.

The course, called ‘Kadazan Language Challenge in 16 Hours’, starts this Saturday (April 8). Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Juliana said the course is a combination of speaking and presenting in Kadazan language.

“ It is open to all, and may have a special appeal to participants of the Unduk Ngadau contest held in conjunction with the annual Harvest Festival,” she said.

Contestants must have Kadazan parentage and proficiency in their native tongue can be an advantage. However, more and more of the younger Kadazan people are seen moving away from the language, which is still taught in some primary schools as Pupils’ Own Language.

Juliana said each class at Kadazan Language Challenge will have no more than 30 students per class, and she estimates that they will have a decent command of the language at the end of the course.

Classes will be held on Saturday. Students can choose either the morning or evening class. A qualified instructor will conduct the course.

Elaborating, she said: “During the first week, participants will be introduced to the Kadazan language. In the second week, they will be taught the most commonly spoken sentences or phrases in Kadazan.

“While on the third week, they will be learning about the right pronunciation techniques for public speaking, emcee and daily conversation.

“On the last week, participants will be presenting their learning outcome and will receive their certificates.” Meanwhile, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak said that it has been his desire to intervene and revive the Kadazandusun language since 2005.

“It was only in 2013 that serious discussions with senior SIDMA Kadazandusun staff continued, which later has led to the formation of Kadazandusun Language Club, Subsequently, the language club has been approved by the Registrar of Society (Pendaftar Pertubuhan Malaysia) on 19 November 2014.”

by ESTA VANESSA JSOL

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