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Heartiest Congratulations To Datuk Dr. Amin Senin (P.G.D.K)

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Heartiest Congratulations


Honourable Datuk Dr. Amin Senin (P.G.D.K)

on being appointed as the new

Director General of Education Malaysia

effective 19 October 2017.

It is with Allah’s Will, MOE will continue to excel under his leadership


Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman),  Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Board of Directors, Board of Management, lecturers, staff and students


SIDMA College.

More Schools inviting Dr Morni to give Motivational Talk to 2017 SPM and STPM students.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak) collaborated with respective District Education Officers, Secondary Schools Principals, School Counsellors as well as relevant district education agencies (e.g. Yayasan Sabah Regional Centre) to conduct motivational talk to secondary schools students who will be sitting for their 2017 SPM and STPM Public Examination soon, as part of his Corporate Social Responsibility of sharing and giving back to the general public.

This is also part of Dr Morni’s effort to compliment and supplement the various on-going motivational programmes conducted by Education Ministry, State and District Education Departments to enable opportunities for secondary school students, particularly from the rural setting, to communicate and interact directly with the corporate sectors, thus exposing them on related views, matters and issues regarding their secondary education, such as knowledge, skills and attitude that students got to learn, practice, reflect and develop, enable them to dream of a big career and brighter future ahead, as well as to empower them to be relevant and useful citizens of the country.

During his annual  “Gelombang Motivasi Perdana – Persediaan SPM and STPM 2017” Dr Morni mobilised his personnel and asset from the Corporate Relations and Business Development, Property Administration Department, Information Technology and Media Department to the various location where the activities were conducted to ensure that the students can benefit from the event conducted.

Dr Morni’s 2017 Motivational Seminar is as follows:

  1. 7 September 2017 at SMK Merpati Sandakan for students from the District of Sandakan.
  2. 12 October 2017 at SMK Padang Berampah, Sipitang for students from the District of Sipitang.
  3. 13 October 2017 at SM St Martin, Tambunan for students from the District of Tambunan.
  4. Kota Belud – Details to be announced soon
  5. Lahad Datu – Details to be announced soon

During the programme, Dr Morni who was a teacher by profession prior to transforming himself to a successful businessman in the sector of higher education institution; as well as being well known for being a unique motivational speaker; took the opportunity to emphasis to the students that whatever they want to do with their life in future, they need a good education background for every single one of those careers that they can think of. Thus, he reinforces the basic fact that students got to show up to their schools, pay attention and learn from their teachers, listen from their parents, relatives and close friends, and more important is to put in hard and smart work in order to succeed in education. They need to manage and divide their time between study, leisure and play properly to ensure that they have sufficient time for their studies, and thus can excel in their studies.

To motivate students for their upcoming SPM and STPM examinations, Dr Morni shared various skills and effective learning strategies such as priority management skills, creative and critical thinking skills, effective communication skills as well as practicing good and universal values to enable them to approach the examination questions tactfully.

He advised them to them to trust their teacher, believe in what they have taught them, formed study groups, and drew up a revision schedule for each day till the exam. They also need to pay more attention on the topics that they find difficult to grasp and ranked them accordingly. Students are also being advised to obtain and use past years question papers, mock and model bank questions, and set time while practicing answering it as if they were sitting their actual exam.

Dr Morni also advised the students to think of what’s next after their SPM or STPM examination. He advised students that it is very important for school leavers to make the right study choice for further education. “By finding out which field of study you are interested in, you will be able to determine a good career match for yourself”, he added.

Dr Morni also advised students to hope and dream big. “Your hopes and dreams can be the key to understanding who you are, what you want, and even how to reach your goals”. Thus he advised students to start their career planning with dreams. Dr Morni shared his own personal experience from being a humble village boy, selling home-made cakes to villages; and by holding on to his precious dream of earning his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and his strong personality to aim high, and that’s what brought him as he is today.

He described the challenging life he faced when he was young, as his father was then a pensioner and couldn’t sponsor his studies when he was in England doing his PhD in Entrepreneurship from Sterling University, England in 1990. Thus he had to work at a McDonald’s outlet in England to finance his tuition fee prior to receiving his PhD.

Dr Morni hoped that through such humble sharing, it could inspire students to focus on their individual characteristics from different prospective, develop the understanding that they got to develop new strength to overcome adversities and weaknesses faced, and able to progress and concentrate on their strength to overcome their weaknesses. He also advised students to be ready to seize the various opportunities and aids, such scholarships, financial loans, provided by the government and as well as various agencies to further the studies.

The event held at Sandakan, Sipitang and Tambunan was very well received by all the respective school management, teachers and students involved; and due to popular demand, every schools got to find strategies to limit the number of students from attending the function. The function were held in the school hall which can accommodate not more than 300 students during each meeting.

Dr Morni who received warm welcome from all the centres that he have visited, conveyed his special thanks to the respective District Education Officers, district community leaders, school principals, school counsellors, teachers parents and students for their strong support to ensure that such programme is efficiently conducted in order to ensure that it can benefit the students.

He also welcome Education Officers and school who would like to invite him to conduct such seminar to contact the Corporate Relations and Business Development Department of the college at 088-732 000 or 088-732 020. Dr Morni can be reached at 013-810 6201 for more information and enquiries.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah October 2017 New Students Oath Taking Ceremony

Friday, October 13th, 2017

SIDMA College, UNITAR International University Sabah, through its Student Affairs and Development (STAD) held an Oath-taking Ceremony for all its new students joining the college. The ceremonial event held on 11 October 2017 at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association Unity Hall (Hongkod Koisaan), Penampang was to enable the more than 600 new students joining SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah during Semester June and October 2017 to formally promise and pledge the oath script to commit themselves to the ethical practices, be active and responsible students, and to abide to all the rules and regulations of the college and the university, as well as to instil a culture of excellence among these students.

During the ceremony, new students Aizat bin Jaumin and Siti Nasihah binti Jasni headed the Oath-taking ceremony and accompanied by all the new students. Their pledge was read before Honourable Dr Hajah Ananglangka Binti Mad Kassim (Guest of Honour), Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Heads of Departments, Lecturers and staff of SIDMA College and UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre.

Dr Hajah Ananglangka, an educationist by profession before her retirement from the Ministry of Education; 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. During her officiating address, she congratulated the new students on their successful admission into SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah; and reminded them that they should be grateful that they are here today. Some of their unfortunate school and class mates are still in the kampong and have yet to further their studies to fulfil their dream goal.

She reminded the students to uphold their principles and philosophies that they too can learn and achieve success in future via SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah. She also shared that students should value their learning at the College and should start to excel since the first semester. A student can get a pass in subjects but only with consistent effort given that will produce the best result and ultimately achieving their ultimate goals.

Earlier, Dr Morni in his welcoming address thanked Dr Hajah Ananglangka for her continuous passion and efforts with youth, and willing to be in this SIDMA special event despite her busy schedule and was even in Sandakan the day before.

He congratulated the students for choosing SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah to further their tertiary education. “We are very excited and proud of you joining the college, and we, the staff of the college will do our very best to assist throughout your study in the college. I want you to know that the entire college staff is here to support, facilitate, and encourage each and every one of you as you commit yourself to study with us” he added.

During the same ceremony, nine student receive their Certificate of Academic Excellence due to their result where all of them get CGPA of more than 3.75 and above. The list of students that receive the said award are:

  1. Malisa binti Goudi
  2. Marlaleez Lisamary Marten
  3. Nor Fazira Naz Rayu binti Ruhilin
  4. Maybelline Megan Yau Chui Wen
  5. Adlind Anak Alu
  6. Nena binti Muijan
  7. Nur Shasyera binti Kumar
  8. Sheira Peru
  9. Finolla Lausok

SIDMA College, since its establishment in Kota Kinabalu in 2002 has been working very closely with UNITAR International University Main Campus, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, a 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 as well as internationally. The college 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.

Currently SIDMA College, in its vibrant and dynamic environment and being equipped with the latest technical 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 and the internet-based support system which provide continuous interactions among students, tutors and lecturers nationwide; as well as ensuring these students being immersed in conducive environments to understand, reflect and implement theories learned in the classroom into the real world working experience during their interns (practicum), thus producing marketable and  relevant workforce much needed for the 21st century.

Being in its 15th year of success, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah has produced marketable and promising graduates who are currently holding respectable posts / careers in various fields, both in the public and private sectors throughout the country.

Dr Morni also reminded the students to manage and put to good use on all facilities provided to them during their study here, including financial assistance such as PTPTN loan. He reminded students that if they failed to manage their personal resources such as time and financial status properly, it can affect their concentration, thus will have a negative impact on their studies and this means compromising their commitment to excellence in their studies. During their study here, Dr Morni also encouraged these students to contribute their time and talent by being active in community services, organisations and clubs, athletics as well as other important activities.

The Chairman also reassured the students that their welfare and future are in good hands, and encouraged the students to do their part by showing full commitment, discipline in their studies in order to be able to materialize their dream future. He also stressed that the staff at the college is ever willing to assist them in their studies, and students experiencing problems particularly in their studies should approach the Academic Counsellor or their lecturers for assistance and guidance.

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

Foundation Programme. Foundation in Management.
Diploma Courses: Diploma in Early Childhood 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)

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

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 about courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, you may 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 088-732 020.

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More UNITAR Sabah B.Edu (Hons) Graduates received their INTERIM Posting recently.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Chairman of SIDMA College Sabah, Dr. Morni Kambrie today welcomed the news that more and more Bachelor of Education graduates of UNITAR and UNIRAZAK, are getting Interim Teachers Posting in Sabah. “This is a welcome news for everyone”, says Dr. Morni at a function at SIDMA College here at Jalan Bundusan.

“We welcome and applaud the Education Ministry and the Sabah State Education Department’s efforts to help place the graduates and the Education Ministry for supporting and appointing more UNITAR Sabah Bachelor of Education (Hons) graduates as INTERIM Teachers in their recent exercise held on 26 September 2017. These newly appointed teachers have already reported for duty at their respective schools. .

Dr Morni also thanked the Sabah Director of Education, Datuk Hajah Maimunah Suhaibul for her awareness and keen interest to resolve some Sabah Education long standing issues, particular relating to placement of teachers to teach in rural schools, and is currently working to reach 90:10 initiative, whereby 90 % of teachers in Sabah including graduates are from the local community by 2018. Dr Morni was glad to note that currently a very good percentage of UNITAR International University Sabah B. Edu (Hons) graduates were among those selected and appointed as INTERIM teachers by the department, and some were already confirmed as permanent teachers.

The UNITAR Bachelor of Education (Hons) programme which was officially launched on 21st December 1998 by the then Minister of Education,  Dato Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, was designed by Prof Dato Ibrahim Bajunid (one of the three founders of Institute Aminuddin Baki); and received full accreditation from Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) for all the courses conducted.

SIDMA College was invited by UNITAR to be its regional centre for Sabah in 2003, to offer Bachelor of Education (Hons) to qualified school leavers especially from the rural areas, who are interested to be teachers, but did not have the chance to get acceptance into the IPGs or IPTAs.

Dr Mornie took the opportunity to remind and advise all the fortunate graduates who were being appointed as INTERIM teachers to stay relevant and proactive by keeping abreast with the latest education development through continuous professional development activities, such as discussion with senior teachers, reading education journals, and more.

As a parting remark, Dr. Morni reminded the Interim Teachers not to complain if they are posted to the interior schools which are far from the city lights and all the conveniences attached to being near the city or major towns. “Being new in the education sector, you must build your confidence and try to gain as much experience as possible before you can become better educators” he said.

For more information or inquiries about B. Edu (Hons)  course by SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, please call 088-732 000 or 732 929, or fax us at 088-732 015. You can also visit us at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Jln Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kiabalu or visit our website at

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah welcome its October 2017 New students.

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Welcome to SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah Regional Centre. Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder, SIDMA College) on behalf of Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Managers, Heads of Departments as well as all members of the college; extend his word of welcome to all September 2017 semester newly registered students at SIDMA Atrium on 27 September 2017. Your Future starts here. All of us are committed in ensuring your studies here as one of the best experience of your life. We urged all of you to make the most of the numerous opportunities available at the college. You have chosen to be part of this very special community, and we are excited to have you joining us, he added.

Earlier, he congratulated all the new students for successfully going through their recent SPM or STPM examination, and he added that their success was attributed to their self-determination, perseverance, as well as their hard and smart work put in during their studies; and advised them to continue their journey in this college with added momentum in order to achieve their dream future. He too expressed his appreciation to the students’ family, relatives, teachers and friends who shared their patience, understanding the sacrifices, pride and joy of these students to have successfully further their studies at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, and hope that they will continuously support these students to achieve their dream.

Dr Morni also shared with the new students his success stories from being an ordinary village boy selling homemade cakes to neighbours, but because of his strong personality and determination to earn his PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), he had to work part-time at a McDonald’s outlet in England to finance his tuition fee in order to get his PhD in Entrepreneurship from Sterling University. England in 1990. His father was then a pensioner, and there was no financial institutional, such as PTPTN that he could turn to for financial assistance. But because of his determination to be successful, that is what brought him as he is today.

He reminded the students that to study is never easy, but he hope that these students can reflect on any issue faced seriously, and never give up their hope easily even when faced with challenging situations. Success is connected with action. A successful person keeps moving. One can make mistakes, but shouldn’t quit, he added.

We, the SIDMA College community will strive every day to help to make the college a more conducive place to study. He too reminded students to manage and put to good use on all facilities provided to them during their study here, including financial assistance such PTPTN loan. He reminded students that if they failed to manage their personal resources such as time and financial status properly, it can affect the concentration and thus will have a negative impact on their studies; and this means an uncompromising commitment to excellence in their studies. Dr Morni also encouraged these students to contribute their time and talent by being involved in community service, organisations, athletics and other important activities.

Currently, SIDMA College 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 combines 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
  2. Diploma Courses:
    1. Diploma in Early Childhood Studies (SIDMA)
    2. Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (SIDMA)
    3. Diploma in Management
  3. Bachelor Degree Courses:
    1. Bachelor of Education (Hons)
    2. Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (Hons)
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
    4. Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)
    5. Bachelor in Management (Hons)
  4. 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)

For more information, enquiries and registration, please call us at 088-732 000 / 732 020 of fax us at 088-732 015 or 088-732 019 or you can also visit our website at

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Sabah’s First Ever Cordobana Quran Course at SIDMA College

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Sabah’s First Ever Cordobana Quran Intensive Course, a proven effective and interactive method to teach and to learn how to read the Quran easily in a very short duration of time (3 days) is now available at SIDMA College, Kota Kinabalu. The special technique was shared by Ustaz Mohammad Raqib Rashid, Ustaz Azam Aris and Ustaz Kadar Ramdani from Akademi Cordoba Sdn Bhd. during a unique programme held at the college recently. It was fun, very interactive and unique as it enables the participants to recall Arabic alphabets from scratch. From very reliable sources, all participants who attended the full 3-day programme were able to recite the Quran independently.

This SIDMA College collaboration course was conducted on 22-24 September 2017 at SIDMA College Lecture Hall. A total of 16 participants registered and participated fully in the event which was held from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Madam Azlina Ngatimin, Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development, SIDMA College officiated the closing and certificate presentation ceremony held on 24 September 2017. During the simple ceremony, she congratulated the participants for the active participation and she hoped that they had benefited from the course. He also thanked the facilitators for their valuable time and effort to ensure the success of the training.

Madam Azlina also announced that the next course will be held in November 2017. Interested parties are advised to contact Madam Noradilah Mohammadia (H/P: 019-801 5334) or contact SIDMA College at 088- 732 000 or 088-732 020 for enquires and early registration to avoid disappointment.

Registration fee for the above course is RM 750.00 per head, inclusive a copy of the Al-Quran, course notes, breakfast, lunch and tea-break. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who have completed the full three days programme.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College) who is also the initiator of the programme to be conducted in Sabah for the first time, also informed that four (4) similar courses have been conducted in Sarawak earlier, and past participants acknowledged that they had benefited from it especially in learning and improving their Quran recitation, which proved that the course to be very successful.

Meanwhile Dr Morni welcomes generous donation from the general public to assist the successful running of the programme as well as to donate Quran to be given to those in needs. Interested parties who wish to sponsor the course can contact directly to Dr Morni (H/P: 013-810 6201) for further details.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Kadazandusun Language Club 2nd AGM

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In line with the organisation’s constitutional requirement, SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Kadazandusun Language Club (Kelab Bahasa Kadazandusun SIDMA College) held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 20th September 2017, at SIDMA Board Room. The establishment of the organisation has been approved by the Registrar of Society (Pendaftar Pertubuhan Malaysia) on 19 November 2014. The functions of the AGM is mainly for the committee to present to their members detailed report of the various activities held throughout the previous year, the financial status, as well as to allow time for the 30 active club members to share and contribute to the growth of the Club; and more importantly, to enable members to elect new office bearers for the coming year.

Mr David Tiongin Lumbok, J.P., Chairman of 2016-2017 Committee in his welcoming address thanked Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College) as the initiator and Patron for the club; Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO and advisor) and all the committee members for their time as well their  undivided support and commitment towards the organisation. Mr David in his speech thanked Dr Morni which has provided most of the necessary funding as part of his Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to the successful organisation and implementation of all the club activities.

Dr Morni during his official address, shared his concern regarding the seemingly declining of the pureness of Kadazandusun language, and stressed that since the establishment of SIDMA College Sabah in 2002, he harboured various initiatives to complement and supplement relevant interventional activities that can assist in maintaining and popularised the language. With formation of the Kadazandusun Club, Dr Morni mooted various ideas such as the Kadazandusun Language Storytelling Competition for primary school children, the publication of “Inspirasi Anak-Anak Sabah” book, Sabah’s first ever Express Kadazan Language Public Speaking and Conversational Courses as some of his initiatives to create, enhance as well as to cascade positive attitude towards the language, particularly among SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah students as well as among the language speakers.

Both Dr Morni and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican through the AGM hoped the club can play a more significant role in the integration of SDMA students from various cultural backgrounds to understand each other’s culture better particularly in equipping them with Kadazandusun language ability and communication skills. The Club can for example, conduct basic Kadazandusun Language to SIDMA and UNITAR Diploma and Bachelor students from the non-Kadazandusun speakers (where a number of them will be teaching pre-schoolers in rural setting) with simple Kadazandusun language to enable them to communicate with these kids and their parents in the Kadazandusun language therefore eliminating the language barriers, they added.

Dr Morni thanked Mr David and the 2016-1017 committee members for their job well done, and he hoped that the new office bearers will continue the initiatives and efforts put in by this committee to transfer and equipped the college students with the basic Kadazandusun language, cultural background and knowledge.

During the meeting, Ms Olivia Philip (Secretary) presented a detailed report of the 2016-2017 activities held; whereas Ms Sylla Severinus (Treasurer) shared the club financial expenses as well its current financial status. Both the reports were unanimously accepted and approved without much debate.

The meeting also nominated, voted and approved the following as SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Kadazandusun Language Club 2017 – 2018 Central Committee Members:

1. Patron : Mr David Tiongin Lumbok JP

2. Advisor : Madam Azizah Khalid Merican.

3. President : Madam Salumah Nain

4. Vice President : Mr Bonaventure Wences

5. Secretary : Madam Rainie Anne Laipan

6. Assistance Secretary : Ms Melissa Marcus Molijol

7. Treasurer : Madam Sylla Severinus

8. Auditor : Ms Jaccielia Robinsin

The meeting also voted another 18 members as it working committee members. They are Madam Azlina Ngatimin, Madam Izah Muhilin, Mr Louis Jais, Madam Badrinah binti Suhaimin, Madam Daria Joseph, Mr. Dellson J. Joingin, Ms Nelsie C. Motunjau, Ms Olivia Philip, Mr Robert Eban, Madam Jennyca Singau, Madam Janet Jaquiline Jiokis, Ms Valerie Charles, Mr Joe Gary J.R. Martin, Mr L Ronny Lampok, Mr Rody Rodiley bin Tunai, Mr Sanan bin Tangau, Mr Kamal Adzi, and Mr Dean Cassidy.

Madam Salumah took the opportunity to thank Dr Morni and all those present during the AGM for giving her the opportunity to lead the club. She also invited all the members to stay united and continue to work with her for the betterment of the language. She too congratulated all the other committee members elected into the 2017-2018 Committee.

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Al-Mughni Welfare and Orphanage Organisation for the loves of Humanity.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Al-Mughni Welfare and Orphanage Organization, the Orphanage Charitable organization operated by SIDMA College Sabah whose primary objective of its establishment is for the love of humanity: the caring, sharing, nourishing and nurturing of the young and deprived local children. It was initiated and launched by Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College as well as Chairman of the Organization) and the late Tuan Haji Ali Ghafar at Kampung Lubok, Weston, on 27 May 2013. It was also part of Dr Morni’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); a way to give back to the society a portion of the college’s earnings by sharing it with the deprived, neglected and needy children.

The humble launching ceremony was also attended by Azlina Binti Ngatimin (SIDMA Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development as well as Advisor to the organization), Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO and Deputy Chairman), Rukidah Binti Ruddin ((Finance Manager and Treasurer), Noradilah Binti Mohamaddia (Secretary), Abu Said Safwan Bin Ali (Assistant Secretary), as well as all the committee members; The orphanage’s registration was approved by the Registrar of Societies Malaysia on 21st February 2013.

At present, Pertubuhan Anak Yatim AlMughni has adopted seven (7) children whose age ranged from 5 -12 years old from the districts of Weston, Sipitang, Penampang and Putatan. They are from families whose parents were financially deprived (monthly income below RM800.00). Although these children were still staying with their uncles or aunts or grandparents, Dr Morni announced that a monthly allowance of RM 100.00 as well other assistance such as school uniforms, stationeries and pocket Monies are allocated to each of the child since April 2013.

Dr Morni said the orphanage plans to take in more orphans in the near future. Recently the organization rented a building located at Taman Merpati, Lorong 1, Jalan Bundusan, Penampang for the orphans, but due to some technical difficulties with the relevant certification authorities, it is yet to be used as an orphanage. The association has also engaged a caretaker who now looks after the building, to ensure that it is constantly being taken care of, and that it is ready to be used as an orphanage upon getting the necessary approval from the relevant authorities. More staff will be engaged once the orphans moved into the building.

Other than running the orphanage, the organization also provides financial assistance to victims facing acute natural disaster such as flood or fire, as well other emergency cases. Being a self-funded non-government welfare organization, the initial funding of the organization has been from Dr Morni’s personal earnings as well as from SIDMA College. SIDMA College and UNITAR Sabah successfully conducted two unity runs to raise fund is from the general public for the organization. On 30th April 2016, a Charity Dinner “Dining in the Dark, Sabah” was held at Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu also for similar purpose. Dr Morni and the Management of Al-Mughni Welfare and Orphanage Organization, SIDMA College would like to thank the general public for their generosity by donating generously to the orphanage fund now.

Meanwhile, the Management of the organization sincerely invites generous donation from the general public to assist the running of the organization. Donations can be made in cheque addressed to  Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Pengurusan Anak Yatim Al-Mughni or through online payment at Bank Islam, account number 1005 2010 0043 03. For more information about Al-Mughni Welfare and Orphanage Organisation, or donation to the organization, please call Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (013-810 620), Ms Noradilah Mohamaddia (088-732 000 / 732 020),  or Mr Abu Saied Safwan Ali  (088-731 291).

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SIDMA DECE Students received their KAP Certificate.

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

SIDMA College held a humble Certificate Presentation Ceremony for its first cohort of 74 Diploma Early Childhood (DECE) students who had completed their PERMATA Early Childhood Education and Childcare Course (Kursus Asuhan dan Didikan Awal Kanak-Kanak PERMATA) (KAP) through its collaboration with Sunshine Mastercare Sdn Bhd which was held at the College on 12 September 2017.

KAP is a comprehensive training programme drawn up by the Social Welfare Department of Malaysia consisted of various modules which among others include licensing’s requirement from respective government agencies such as Social Welfare Department, Fire Department, Health Department, as well as from City Hall or the local municipality council (Majlis Perbandaran). The comprehensive duration for KAP taken full-time requires 144 hours and the participants need to complete another 40 hours of practical at childcare centre (Taman Asuhan Kanak-kanak -TASKA).

Regulation 54 of the TASKA Rules 2012 made it compulsory all employers, managers, supervisors and caregivers to attend and pass the PERMATA Course within twelve working months. Due to this, SIDMA College took the initiative to introduce the course to its’ DECE student to prepare and equip them prior to the start of their career upon completion of their DECE.

Among the important guest who have attended the Certificate Presentation Ceremony were Datin Rahimah Quadra and Datuk Leong Pau Chu from Sunshine Mastercare Sdn Bhd and both were the past presidents for the Association of Childcare Services Sabah (PPTS). During the ceremony, SIDMA College was represented by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican the CEO, and Mr Lim Chin Tong the Registrar.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican, in her welcoming speech thanked Datin Rahimah and Datuk Leong for their valuable time and effort to collaborate together with SIDMA College in ensuring the success of the course conducted in-house at SIDMA College City Campus. She said that the course will guarantee the participants to get the best preparation especially in opening their own childcare centre at their respective hometown. Establishing their own childcare centre is big opportunity for the students as in the current era, whereby for certain families, both parents will be working hence their children will definitely need to be sent to the childcare centre and as the number of such centre is relatively low, the participants will be able to open their own and establish it and possibly can also get the franchise from well-known early childcare Franchisor as part of their business strategy.

Ms Siti Norizan binti Jalin, students’ representative, on behalf of all the participants conveyed their sincere thanks and appreciation for giving them the opportunity to participate in the course. Throughout the course and during their practicum, they felt the importance of the course particularly for those who will be handling the day-care institutions either as employers or caregivers, and hope that more of the DECE students be given opportunities to attend such course.

On the same day, more than 60 SIDMA DECE students who had completed their 12 weeks Teaching Practicum (six weeks at Kindergartens followed by another 6 weeks at Nursery / Day-care Institutions) were given the opportunity to attend a three (3) hours professional grooming session conducted by Madam Jenifer Abdullah, a former Senior Education Officer whom during her 38 years of service has attended as well as conducted various staff professional development programmes at various schools, state and national level.

For more information on various courses including DECE offered at SIDMA College, please call 088-732 000 or 088-732 020 or visit our website at

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Dr. Morni’s Motivational Seminar for SMK Merpati, Sandakan

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Sandakan District Education Department and SMK Merpati Sandakan collaborated with SIDMA College to bring forth new and innovative ideas on intelligent alternatives during an annual motivational programme for upper secondary students held at SMK Merpati, Sandakan on 7 September 2017.

The event was participated by teachers and more than 300 Form 4, 5 and 6 students from SMK Merpati as well as from the nearby secondary schools such as SM St. Mary, SMK Agama Tun Juhar, SMK Taman Fajar, SMK Muhibbah, SMK Sandakan II, SMK Perempuan, SMK Tinusa, SMK Tinusa II, SM Sung Siew, SMK Elopura and SMJK Tiong Hwa, Sandakan.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), who was a teacher by profession prior to transforming himself to a successful businessman in the sector of higher education institution, is well-known for being an unique motivational speaker as well as on his awareness and vast knowledges on schools and educational issues; and has been invited by various parties to conduct numerous motivational seminars to parents, teachers and secondary school students both in Sabah and Sarawak.

Being well-known for his entertaining, captivating, highly interactive and energizing personality while on stage, Dr Morni has successfully shared with teachers and students on his success stories from being a humble ordinary kampong boy selling locally / homemade cakes to the public; but because of his strong personality to aim high and great ambition to earn his Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy), and that’s what brought him as he is today.

During the event in SMK Merpati, Dr Morni shared with the students on the challenges that he faced when he was young, as his father was then a pensioner and couldn’t sponsor his studies while he was in England. No financial assistance such as PTPTN loan was available at that time that he could turn to for assistance to finance his studies. Dr Morni touched on how he stood firmly by his strong determination to get his Ph.D. and had to work part-time at a McDonald’s outlet in England to finance his tuition fee in order to get his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Sterling University, England in 1990.

Dr Morni hoped that students who have attended his talk can reflect on the related issues seriously and visualised themselves facing such situation to find meaning in their struggle in order to achieve their great future. He too challenged all the participants to view their future from different perspectives, in hope that this could inspire them to take the necessary actions, developing new strengths and strategies to overcome adversities, and achieve their dreamt future career.

The seminar’s immediate aim was to motivate students facing their upcoming SPM and STPM examinations, on the need to utilise and maximise all their efforts and potentials to enable them to excel in the mentioned examinations in order to achieve their dream career. Dr Morni also touched on various skills and effective learning strategies such as priority management skills, creative and critical thinking skills, communication skills as well practicing good values to enable them to approach the examinations tactfully. He too encouraged all the students to choose their tertiary education wisely, and further their tertiary education in their field of interest that will ultimately materialise their dreamt career and meaningful future.

Dr Morni, being a successful businessman felt the need to give back to society by focusing on activities that could complement and supplement the existing ongoing motivational activities conducted by various public sectors, as part of his Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to assist students, particularly those from rural area and underprivileged students, to give them personal touch and motivate them to compete with all other students in all public examinations, and thereafter to pursue their tertiary education and in order to accomplish their vision.

In the process, Dr Morni mobilised his personnel and assets from SIDMA’s Corporate Relations and Business Development, Information Technology and Media as well as the Property Administration departments to ensure the overall successful implementation of the 2017 SMK Merpati Motivational Programme.

Mr Ramlan Jagah, the Deputy Sandakan District Officer represents the Sandakan District Education Department, in his welcoming address conveyed sincere appreciation and thank you message on behalf of the various sectors in Sandakan to Dr Morni and the Management of SIDMA College for their collaboration and cooperation in ensuring the success of the programme for the benefit of all Sandakan students particularly those will have their SPM/STPM exam this year. He hope that in future, Dr. Morni and SIDMA College will continue to support the initiatives by the Sandakan District Education Department.

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