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2018 Christmas Goodies for SIDMA College Staff

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Chief Executive Officer, Madam Azizah Khalid Merican on behalf of Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman SIDMA College who had to attend another function that he had committed earlier, took her time off to distribute the 2018 Christmas Goodies to SIDMA staff celebrating Christmas on 25 December 2018.

The goodies presentation ceremony which was held at SIDMA College Atrium on 20th December 2018 was organised by SIDMA Staff Welfare Association (PKKKSS) Committee members under the chairmanship of Mr Zain Azrai.

During this auspicious ceremony, Madam Azizah on behalf of the Management of SIDMA College Sabah took the opportunity to wish in advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 to lecturers, staff, students and friends of SIDMA College Sabah, prior to presenting the Christmas Goodies to the staff.

Staff of SIDMA College received various food and beverages according to their wish list, which include daily necessities such as chicken parts, soft drinks, freshly baked cakes and more.

The distribution of giveaways to staff during Malaysia Festivals such as Christmas, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, Chinese New Year and Harvest Festival celebration is very much in line with SIDMA College Progressive Corporate Work Culture as the management believe that the continuous good relationship between the staff from various background will increase the relevancy and competitive edge of the college, thus providing the necessary platforms for students to practice the skills and tools necessary for democratic living; as well as enabling all SIDMA staff from various background to celebrate together the various Malaysian festival as one big family.

While inculcating the spirit of sharing, giving and respecting the plurality of it’s staff; it also symbolises Dr Morni’s sincere contribution to recognise the excellence services rendered by all SIDMA staff throughout the year; as well as to motivate the strong collegiality among the staff and the college management.

Mr Zain Azrai, on behalf of PKKKSS committee members and SIDMA staff took the opportunity to thank Dr Morni and his family for their generosity, their willingness to share part of their earnings, as well as the caring attitude for the staff’s wellbeing and happiness, particularly during special occasion such as this Christmas.

Meanwhile, Dr Morni, Madam Azlina (Director), Madam Azizah, and Mr Zain Azrai wished all SIDMA staff, students, and the general public a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019.

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Heartiest Congratulations to 2018 SIDMA-CUCMS Graduates

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), a top tier healthcare university in Malaysia, conducted its 9th Convocation Ceremony at CUCMS Grand Hall, Persiaran Bestari Cyber 11, Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur on 16 December 2018.

During this auspicious occasion, a total of 19 students of the SIDMA College collaborative programmes with CUCMS received their scrolls; whereby 15 graduates received their Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), and another four (4) graduates received their Diploma in Paramedic Science (DPS).

The convocation ceremony was officiated by Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah DK, SSDK, PSM, SPMK, DSDK, PAT, BCK, KPK, Hons PhD (Binary University); the Sultan of Kedah and the Tuanku Canselor CUCMS.

Meanwhile, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) shared their joyous and memorable occasion of the 9th CUCMS Convocation Ceremony. They expressed their warmest congratulations to the graduates, particular those from SIDMA College Sabah, who have successfully gone through an important phase of study that lays the foundation of life-long learning. Apart from knowledge, they too need to develop their skills, construct and communicate knowledge, able to collaborate with others, be ready to listen and be creative in their thinking.

They too encouraged the graduates to use higher education as a path for character building and not merely as a means for career development. Blending the essence of modern education and values of useful citizens of the country should be at the heart of all graduates, they added.

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

Dr Morni and Madam Azizah also conveyed their appreciation and congratulations to the graduates’ family, relatives, and friends as well as to all who shared pride and joy of the graduates success; for their patience, understanding, sacrifices, and support during those challenging but rewarding years throughout the studies. They too advised these graduates to be grateful to their parents, relatives, and friends, for their contributions, which have directly or indirectly assisted and brought them to their present level.

The successful launching of “Collegiate Champion” and the signing of Academic Collaboration between CUCMS and SIDMA College at the Ministry of Higher Learning, Putrajaya was held way back on 27 June 2012 and have paved ways for the implementation of this academic collaboration between CUCMS and SIDMA College.

CUCMS views the partnership with SIDMA College as an important initiative in building a knowledge community, and to that end; encourages different forms of strategic partnerships, which include collaborative engagement with affiliate colleges as well as other international universities.

For more information about Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) offered at SIDMA College Sabah, please call Madam Florida Suzanie Subing, at Hotline 088-732 000 0r 088-732 020. Interested candidates are welcomed to visit SIDMA College Sabah Website or SIDMA College Facebook page for enquiries and registration.

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Theatre Performance at SIDMA College Sabah – by the students and for the students

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is strongly committed in instilling the campus with the objective of developing education and training along the whole life; the expression of the will of promoting the highest level of knowledge possible through a wide access to education, or an integrated education, both inside and outside the classroom, thus empowering students to develop a fuller array of competencies, skills and knowledge, and of unleashing their creative potential.

The College encourages students to pursue opportunities for learning and professional growth, based on the college‘s own institutional 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 the “Champion of Change”.

On 11th December 2018, the final year students who took Language and Theatre class (ESLB 4044/ ESLB3194) organized two Theatre Performance (The Arcane Hunter and Brunswick in Penelope Land) at SIDMA College City Campus, Penampang for all students, lecturers and guest. The performance was to showcase students’ creative thinking skills from their collaborative experience as well as their theoretical examination of theatre practice, before developing their own conceptual understanding and the application of skills related to the theatre discipline in performance, scenography and theatre production.

The first performance, The Arcane Hunter, touches on mystery, crime and fantasy where the main actor goes on a demon hunt to kill Azrael. While the second performance is about fantasy and musical where Brunswick, a writer, goes on a journey of discovery to finish his book and stumble upon a magical dreaming tree. Throughout the course, the students 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 aspects; communicative, creative, critical thinking skills and collaborative skills.

It is hoped that from the course, students will have the opportunities to acquire new knowledge and enhance their creative growth. Many of the students when met, expressed their pleasures in joining such developing programs.

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, since its establishment in Kota Kinabalu Sabah in 2002 has prosper jubilantly over the years, and rapidly emerged as the first and largest UNITAR regional centre in Malaysia; as well as offering its home grown academic programmes.

List of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for its 2018 / 2019 intake is as follows:

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

For more information on any of the above courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, please browse SIDMA College Sabah Website, or liked  SIDMA College Facebook Accountt. Interested candidates are cordially invited to visit SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah located at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; or call SIDMA Hotline at 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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SIDMA College Sabah Signed MoU with Fortis Invictus Sdn Bhd Creating Landmark for Athletes’ Future

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Passionate about sports? Have you ever dreamt of Sports Management as your future career; an occupation in facility management, sales, information technology, personnel management, event planning, athletic recruitment, finance and many more? In fact, across Malaysia, highly qualified individuals are needed to implement the daily operations and the business side of the sports’ industry- including the general evaluation of sports programmes, improvement of organizational efficiency, overall profit generation, and many other challenging tasks.

The good news is SIDMA College on 6 December 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fortis Invictus Sdn Bhd; a renowned sports management agency in Malaysia, at Wisma Kinsabina, Kota Kinabalu thus initiating the way forward for athletes’ future dream.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican; CEO of SIDMA College; and Mr Azhar Ismail, CEO, Fortis Invictus Sdn Bhd signed the MOU during the highly anticipated ceremony. The ceremony was witnessed by Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) and Dr Sukiman Sukardi (Academic Coordinator, Fortis Invictus Sdn Bhd). Also present during the signing ceremony were Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director), Mr. Aliudin Jumaat (Director, Sabah Sports Counsel), Managers and Heads of Departments of SIDMA College.

The signing of the MOU paved ways for SIDMA College to establish SIDMA Sports Academy; the first ever to be established in Sabah, and together with Fortis Invictus Sports Sdn Bhd, where both organizations will be establishing strong relationship with local athletes, families, sport clubs and associations, to build a team around the team and to win together.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak, in his welcoming address congratulated and thanked Fortis Invictus Sdn Bhd for their efforts to sign the MoU and collaborate with SIDMA College to establish SIDMA Sports Academy.

He stressed that the new SIDMA Sports Academy, under the patronage of SIDMA Board of Management will work closely with Fortis Invictus Sports Group to help athletes to be in their best condition and will be able to showcase their full potentials. Such assistances will be professionally structured and established to assist athletes, sports clubs, as well as related associations or agencies; thus providing the needed intervention to guarantee on the value and potential of our local athletes. He added a special Operation Room, equipped with basic information about sports schools, athletes, sports facilities, and more will be set up to facilitate the whole operation of the programme; thus enabling the Academy to offer various exclusive services to local athletes; to undertake complete workouts on their physical, mental and nutritional attitude; followed by specialized doctors consultation on performance improvement as well as injuries prevention and management.

Dr Morni when met after the signing ceremony announced that the programme is expected to be offered to athletes and Sports Science students beginning March 2019. Beginning July 2019, SIDMA College is expected to offer Diploma in Sports Management particularly for athletes with the required minimum SPM qualification. SIDMA College Sarawak is expected to follow suit in 2020. The college is currently in the process of obtaining the necessary accreditation from the relevant authorities.

The main focus of the whole set is to ensure that local athletes who are very passionate about sports after completing their SPM examination will still have the opportunity or alternative pathway to enter their tertiary education while at the same time continue with what they really enjoy doing and ultimately pursue their intended field of studies such as coaching, trainers, event planners, personnel management and more.

As a start, SIDMA Sports Academy will work very closely with local and international sports associations, Sabah Sports Council, National Sports Council of Malaysia to provide the necessary intervention and conduct professional training. With the establishment of SIDMA Sports Academy, the future of our local athletes will be properly nurtured, which indirectly guaranteed in producing professional athletes and sportsman for the country with brighter future both academically and in sports.

For more information on SIDMA Sports Academy and Diploma in Sports Management, please call SIDMA Hotline 088- 732 000 or 088-732 020.

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SIDMA College Sabah “Sodop Pisompuruan 2018 Fundraising Dinner”

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah KadazanDusun Language Club (SCKLC) organised “Sodop Pisompuruan 2018 Dinner” as a Grand Finale for all the SCKLC 2018 activities and also as platform in the introduction to its 2019 activities. The dinner which was held at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort, (STAR) Kota Kinabalu on 30th November 2018; was one of its many initiatives with the main focus of raising fund to implement its ongoing and future initiatives and activities aiming at the preservation and upholding the dignity the KadazanDusun language in this modern era.

Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Deputy Sabah Chief Minister as well as the honourable patron to Sodop Pisompuruan 2018 Dinner, during his officiating address, sincerely congratulated SIDMA College for being the first college to have its own Kadazandusun Language Club and has conducted numerous initiatives to intervene and revive the KadazanDusun language to stronger footing. He praised the college for setting the way forward for other institutions of higher learning in Sabah to follow suit.

He also praised the college for establishing strong linkage with Sabah Education Department and collectively initiated various programmes and activities; involving both the school students and Sabah youths to immerse in the usage of the KadazanDusun language; thus ensuring and maintaining the dignity and relevancy of the KadazanDusun language during the current dynamic borderless world.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College during his welcoming address appreciated Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred for sacrificing his precious time to attend and launch the Sodop Pisompuruan Dinner, and subsequently launched the 2019 KadazanDusun Language Applications Invention Competition.

Dr Morni also conveyed his special “Thank You” note to Datuk Hajah Maimunah Hj Suhaibul (Sabah Education Director) and all related education officers, particularly Mr Abidin Marjan, Mdm. Sitiamah Sahat, and all who have worked very closely with SIDMA College to ensure that quality KadazanDusun Language programmes can be implemented to benefit the students and youths of the country.

He too dedicated his sincere thanks to all the District Education Officers, Secondary Principals, KadazanDusun Language Teachers and all individuals who have contributed their time and efforts during the District Level KadazanDusun Language Speech Contest “Pialaan Raisol Doid Boros KadazanDusun”. The first round of the contest was held in all participating schools in October 2018 whereas the second round was held at the respective District Education Department. Each respective District Education Department then sent two successful candidates to compete in the semi-final round which was held at SIDMA College on 25 October 2018. During the event, five finalists were selected to compete for the championship title at STAR on 30 November 2018.

Dr Morni’s intention to intervene and revive the seemingly rapidly declining in the popularity of the KadazanDusun language among the local ethnics of Sabah were started since the establishment of SIDMA College in 2002. With the formation of the KadazanDusun Language Club on 19 November 2014, SIDMA College collaborated with Sabah Education Department, and collaboratively conducted various initiatives to popularise the language. The major events being the KadazanDusun Language Storytelling Competition 2016 and “Piboi an Mananongon Boros Kadazandusun, Short Stories Writing Competition for secondary school students. These short stories were edited and compiled, and later published in a book entitled: “Inspirasi Anak-anak Sabah” in two versions: version I and II.  The initiative was to complement and supplement the shortage of reading materials in the KadazanDusun language among school children.

The Chairman also conveyed his appreciation to all SIDMA College staff for their full cooperation and collaboration extended to SCKLC, Madam Salumah Nain and her team, to ensure the successful implementation of all the SCKLC activities without compromising in continuing their core business (preparing and teaching their core papers) in class.

Sodop Pisompuruan Charity Dinner 2018 was keenly participated, among others by Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau as well as a host of local leaders and representatives, various levels of officers from both the federal and state government officers, from the private sectors as well as individuals; as an indication of their support towards the good deeds contributed by the college. Dr Morni was really honoured by their presence, congratulated and thanked them sincerely for their participation and contributions towards the success of the college and the club initiatives.

Among the highlights of the Sodop Pisompuruan Dinner was the selection of the winner for the 2018 “Pialaan Raisol Doid Boros KadazanDusun” from the five finalists selected during the semi-final competition. To determine the champion of the event, the following juries were appointed. They were headed by Mdm. Linah Nurlina Bagu from IPG Kent Campus, and assisted by Mr Henry Bating from Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning and Mr Aslie bin Sahat Head of Quality Assurance Sector, State Education Department.

The champion of the competition received RM1, 000 in cash and trophy. First runner-up received RM800 in cash and trophy. The second runner-up received RM500 in cash and trophy. Contestant in the third and fourth placing received RM 100 each. On top of that, all the five contestants received their certificate of participation. Below are the details of the winner for the competition:

Champion : Rudolf Yuson (SMK Limbanak, Penampang)

First Runner-Up : Abbylaylena Sitibon (SMK Kemburongoh, Ranau)

Second Runner-Up : Asliana Kaling (SMK Tun Fuad Stephens, Kiulu)

Third Runner-Up : Da Resty Gundang (SMK Narinang, Kota Belud)

Forth Runner-Up : Jessy Ginus (SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin, Penampang)
SIDMA College’s Prima Dansa dance performances added to the colours and delight of the evening. Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) Choir Team that won SIDMA’s first ever KadazanDusun Language Choir Competition recently was given the honour to present their special performance during the event. Other than that, Sabah local artists and individuals also presented their best show amidst loud applauses from the floor. Various lucky draw with spectacular prizes; all of which have contributed to the relaxed atmosphere and enabling the guests of the evening to socialize unreservedly.

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UNITAR Sabah Graduands Received their Scrolls

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah 2018 graduands totalling 233 students have been endorsed by the Senate of UNITAR International University (UNITAR); one of Malaysia’s earliest private university; to receive their scroll during UNITAR 6th Convocation Ceremony 2018 at Plenary Hall, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Federal Territory of Putrajaya on 1stDecember 2018

Out of the 233 graduands from SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah; six (6) received their Master of Business Administration; two (2) received their Master of Education (Educational Leadership & Management); 47 received their Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons); 105 received their Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons); 58 received their Bachelor of Management (Hons); and another 15 received their Diploma in Management.

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Mohamed Nizam Bin Tun Abdul Razak (Chancellor, UNITAR International University) was given the honour to grace the occasion, and conferred the awards to all the graduates of UNITAR International University 2018.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) warmly congratulate the graduates of the college who were conferred upon with their respective Degrees during the auspicious occasion. “This success is something you have earned through your dedication and perseverance and we too share your happiness in this glorious moment of your life” they continued. May the career you will be venturing bring you much happiness to you and your family. You have been our excellent students, and we have no doubt that you will continue to serve as representatives of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah by building upon reputation for excellence, they added.

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

Although you’ve graduated, you will always be a member of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah family. We encourage you to stay connected with the college; join the Alumni Association, and give back by supporting our programmes, involvement in our alumni and the college community.

To parents, Dr Morni took the opportunity to express his appreciation for their active contributions towards their child’s education. A challenge for you as parents, and for us as educators; is to equip our young children with the knowledge, skills; and values for all-rounded and whole-person development. The current vision of education for the 21st century is to enable all our young to develop their potential to the fullest. It’s also the concerted efforts by the government, frontline educator and the community as a whole to translate the vision into reality. We are sure that the graduation ceremony will stay in your child’s memory forever. They also congratulate the students’ school teachers, Headmasters and Principals for their efforts and contributions in promoting the development of basic skills and knowledge among these young graduates.

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, 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 the industrial partners around the region to offer affordable and well demanded study programmes, which are professionally aligned with the requirement of these major industrial players; both nationally and internationally.

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

List of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for its 2018 / 2019 intake is as follows:

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

For more information about courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, please browse SIDMA College Sabah Website, or like SIDMA College Facebook Accoun Potential candidates are cordially invited to visit SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; or call SIDMA Hotline at 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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SIDMA College Sabah 2018 Annual Dinner

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah Annual Dinner 2018, an outstanding annual event and very much looked forward to be attended by all of the SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah community from both staff and students was held at Ming Garden Hotel and Residences, Kota Kinabalu on 23 November 2018.

Adopting the beautiful theme “Secret Garden”, it provides opportunities for SIDMA staff and students to shed away their “corporate” skin and completely relax into the celebration mood. Everyone in their colourful attire excitedly talked about the treasure to be unfolded throughout the event.

Student Affairs Department (STAD) and Student Representative Council (SRC) with full cooperation and collaboration from all the departments of SIDMA College, organised this joyous evening to celebrate the success, to convey appreciation and gratitude as well as to support students from various faculties, clubs and societies, and individuals for their various commitment, performance, achievements, success as well as contributions to the college, local community and the nation at large.

Since the establishment of SIDMA College Sabah in Kota Kinabalu back in 2002; the college has never failed to hold this meaningful event annually; having celebrated thousands of successful students.

The 2018 Annual Dinner was more extraordinary and meaningful this year, as SIDMA College Sabah dance club, Prima Dansa, despite their humble intention of only participating the 7thBorneo Dance Festival 2018 at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Campus Bintulu recently but due to their commitment and efforts have emerged as one of the winners after defeating all the other participating teams from colleges and universities of Sabah and Sarawak.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) in his officiating address, congratulated STAD and SRC for successfully organising the dinner. According to him, the event has emerged as SIDMA’s signature event which has attracted an average of more than 500 students annually, comprising of both the senior and junior. Most staff and students of the college are looking forward to attend this annual event, and take photos with respective lecturers, colleagues and college mates for another memorable evening of networking, entertainment and good food.

It’s also an evening for the college to honour staff and students who have shown their full commitment and contributed whole-heartedly in their co-curricular activities such as in sports and games of their choice. He particularly praised Prima Dansa Club members and dancers for their spectacular performance during the 7th Borneo Festival 2018 at UPM Campus Bintulu.

He too congratulated SIDMA students and hoped that they have learnt and benefitted from SIDMA Progressive Corporate Culture practised in the college. He gave the example that the current SRC members is a combination of well integrated Malaysians – Malays (Bajau), Chinese, Indians, Kadazans as well as other ethnics of Sabah. He was indeed very proud and stressed that it’s through such multicultural team, working in a very harmonious atmosphere that is capable of achieving big success such as organising the Annual Dinner, as well as during SIDMA’s participation at the 7th Borneo Dance Festival 2018 in Bintulu.

Earlier, Project Director, Ms Rachel Chin, thanked Dr Morni and management of SIDMA College for empowering her team to manage the 2018 Annual Dinner. It is through such opportunities that she learned leadership responsibilities, commitment, listening, innovative and creative thinking skills. She also thanked all her team members for their commitments and cooperation to ensure the success of the evening dinner.

During the event, the following clubs and societies were awarded as “Outstanding Club and Society 2018”.

  1. English Club
  2. Football & Futsal Club
  3. Gabungan Mahasiswa Mahasiswi Islam (GAMSIS)
  4. Prima Dansa Dance Club
  5. Unified Christian Fellowship
  6. Counterpart Club

Concurrently, six finalists who were shortlisted earlier during the Semi Final “SIDMA Idol 2018” were given the opportunity to showcase their aptitudes and singing talent to win the title of “SIDMA Idol 2018” during the evening.

The contest ended with Nur Liyana Safinas Ramlee being awarded as “SIDMA Idol 2018”. The first runner-up went to Norini Michael while Joel Jeffryson Jamestan is the second runner-up. The third and forth runner-up were taken by Nursyahirah binti Samsuddin and Nurul Wan Maizatul Izriani respectively

Various distinctive performances such as singing by Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Magic show by Yvone Wong, SIDMA live band performances, the selection of prom king and queen of the night for student and staff, as well fabulous lucky draw with spectacular prizes, all of which have contributed to the relaxed and informal atmosphere where all the guests were able to socialise unreservedly. For student category, the prom king goes to Mohd Rusdi bin Mahadi and prom queen goes to Rosabelle Chee while for staff category, Mr Joe Gary won the prom king and Ms Rachell Maycy won the prom queen of the night.

It was really another night to remember, a big congratulations to Mr Terence B. Stephen and STAD staff, Mr Mohd Fikri and all his SRC Committee, as well as Ms Rachel Chin and all the organising committee members.

Well done everyone!

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SIDMA College Sabah Embarking on ISO Certification

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah in its continuous and dynamic efforts to change to be a better organisation and college is in the process of developing a quality management standard so it can be better in terms of managing and controlling its business processes to achieve what ultimately will provide satisfactory product and services to its customers. Due to this, SIDMA College Sabah has considered to become a more effective and efficient organisation by embarking on having its ISO 9001:2015 certification in the very near future.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) led her team of Managers, Head of Departments and senior staff to attend a two-day ISO 9001:2015 Implementation Training Course at Dreamtel Hotel, Kota Kinabalu on 21-22 November 2018; in order to immerse them fully on the intent of each of the clause and sub-clause of the standard, offering recommendations as well as guidelines on how to be prepared in terms of the development of a quality management system which is expected to be implemented and achieved by the college by year 2020.

Mr Hasfaniezam Abu Hassan, the key trainer of the programme is the best certified trainer for ISO standard in Malaysia particularly on ISO 9001/2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001:2018 and many more. He have shared to SIDMA College his vast experience in creating awareness, training and assisting in the  implementation of  ISO 9001 for a large  number of organisations from both the public and private sectors. He has worked for close to 10 years under SIRIM Berhad/ SIRIM Training Services providing training and consulting services on various ISO certifications and now working in his own company specialising on training and consultancy on ISO standards mentioned.

According to Mr Hasfaniezam, after participating wholly in the two days event, participants have shown their appreciation on the concept of Quality, Quality Management System as well as the ISO 9001:2015. After grasping the whole concept and shown understanding as well as appreciation of the basic requirement of ISO 9001: 2015; they should have better insight on the preparation, documented information, implementation, and certification process of ISO 9001:2015 for SIDMA College Sabah.

Madam Azizah when met after the course, was glad to know that all the key requirement of ISO 9001:2015 being discussed during the meeting such as: the context of SIDMA as an organization; QMS scope; quality policy and objectives, potential risks and opportunities; competence; awareness; documented information; customer communication; reviewing customer requirements; nonconforming outputs, customer satisfaction, internal audit, nonconformity and corrective action as well as management review which are all very relevant and crucial for SIDMA College to continue its effort to live up to its motto, “Champion of Change”

She thanked Mr Hasfaniezam Abu Hassan for the comprehensive sharing and training session and advises all her staff who has attended the session to be ready to support her in quest to obtain the certification of the ISO9001:2015 for SIDMA College. She thanked them for their enthusiasm exhibited throughout the two days training.

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

Starting from 17th December 2018, we are ready to receive you as our student. The list of Academic Programmes offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah for its 2018 / 2019 intake is as follows:

Foundation Course:

* Foundation in Management:

Diploma Courses:

* Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

* Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.

* Diploma in Management.

Bachelor’s Degree Courses:

* Bachelor of Education (Hons)

* Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education (Hons)

* Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

* Bachelor of Management (Hons)

Masters Courses:

* Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

* Masters of Education (Education Leadership and Management)

* Masters of Education (Early Childhood Education)

* Masters of Education (TESL)

For more information about courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, please browse SIDMA College Sabah Website, or like SIDMA Facebook Account – SIDMA College. Potential candidates are cordially invited to visit SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; or call SIDMA Hotline: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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DBKK Choir Group Won SIDMA KadazanDusun Language Choir Final Competition

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) Choir Team, headed by Mayor, Datuk Yeo Boon Hai, won the first ever SIDMA College KadazanDusun Language Choir Competition held at ITCC, Penampang on 16 November 2018.

During the grand event, DBKK Choir team singing “Rumandawi” song managed to grab the special attention of three independent judges of the competition, namely Mr Joachim Gabin, Mr Asmin Mudin and Mr Rudy Banabas; as well as receiving loud applaud from the audience. The group managed to defeat seven other groups from across Sabah to win the Championship title and received a cash prize of RM3,000 from Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College cum the main organiser of the event.

The first runner-up went to The OV Singers (Penampang) and they received cash prize of RM1,000; whereas Sindak Sunduvan Group (from SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin) secured the second runner-up place with a cash prize of RM500. Five other participating teams from across the state are (a) Simpangan (Kota Marudu); (b) Koir Momento (Tenom); (c) iGen-Ve (Penampang); (d) Sunduan Gunsanad (Keningau); Koir Bahang (Penampang) have also participated in the competition.

Dr Morni who was given the honour to officiate the event congratulated all the participating teams for their genuine desire to support the various initiatives undertaken by various parties both from the government and as well as from the private sector to preserve and ensure the survival of the KadazanDusun language in this modern era. This can be seen from the fact that some the participating teams are from all over Sabah namely Tenom, Keningau and Kota Marudu.

Dr Morni was indeed very honoured to learn that he is not alone in his continuous efforts to preserve and ensure the relevancy of the KadazanDusun language. Since the formation of the SIDMA College’s KadazanDusun Language club on 19 September 2016, he was glad to note that the club have received numerous supports, particularly from Sabah Education Department, from statesman, particularly Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau and his team-members from UPKO, as well as individuals from the general public in implementing various initiatives, that would provide opportunities for the KadazanDusun native speakers to use the language.

On this particular event, Dr Morni specially mentioned Madam Isabella Malakun, General Manager at Sabanilam Enterprise Sdn Bhd, for her generosity in allowing the ITCC Centre Stage to be the venue for the event without any charge. Dr Morni also congratulate Madam Salumah Nain (Chairperson, SIDMA KadazanDusun Language Club) and all the club members as well as all SIDMA College Sabah staff for being tirelessly joining the efforts to uphold and dignify the survival of the KadazanDusun in this modern era.

Dr Morni also announced that the winner of the 2018 KadazanDusun Language Choir Competition will be invited to present a song of their choice during the club’s Charity Dinner “Sodop Pisompuruan 2018” on 30 November 2018 at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu.

Meanwhile, Madam Salumah Nain announced that tickets for the “Sodop Pisompuruan 2018” Charity Dinner is being sold at RM120 each. For more information on the above, please contact SIDMA KadazanDusun Language Club at SIDMA College, Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; Hotline: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020. For precise details, please channel your enquiries to the following officers:

  • Mr Bonaventure Wences
  • Mr Delson J Joingin
  • Ms Sylla Severinus
  • Mrs Brenda
  • Ms Era
  • Ms Erlvina

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SIDMA College Sabah Excel during 7th Borneo Dance Festival 2018.

Monday, November 5th, 2018

SIDMA College Sabah Prima Dansa dancers managed to outshine dancers from others institutions of higher learning in Borneo during the 7th Borneo Dance Festival 2018 at Dewan Sri Kenyalang, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Bintulu Campus on 3 November 2018. SIDMA team was awarded second runner-up for the Overall Best Performance, Best Music and best choreographer. The first and second placing went to universities from Indonesia.

Immediately after the award presentation, Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College, congratulated all Prima Dansa dancers for their excellent performances. Dr Morni was also feeling delighted for being blessed with one the best choreographers. He too conveyed his thanks and appreciation to all who have contributed, supported and led the team to success.

Dr Morni also congratulated the Secretariat of Borneo Dance Festival 2018 for the excellent organization. He too indicated his appreciation to the host of the game, Universiti Putra Malaysia Campus Bintulu, Sarawak for their warm hospitality and kind assistance to all visiting teams and their supporters alike.

Earlier Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) led a team of thirty (30) members inclusive of SIDMA Officials, project directors, SIDMA Prima Dansa dancers, choreographers, make-up artists and crew members via road from Kota Kinabalu to participate on the Seventh Borneo Dance Festival 2018 “Festival Tari Borneo” that was held on 30 October until 3 November 2018 at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Bintulu Campus.

Also present throughout the event were Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Relations and Business Development), Mr Rody Rodiley Tunai (Manager, Student Residence Services Department), Mr Terence B. Stephen (Manager, Student Affairs Department) and related SIDMA supporting staff.

According to Mr Mohd Fikri Shah, President, SIDMA Prima Dansa cum President Student Representative Council (SRC), the team were given the opportunity to present two performances during the occasion. “Sumirid” a local tradition dance was presented during the officiating ceremony on 30 October 2018; and “Molukas” a creative traditional ethical dance was showcase during the competition on 01 November 2018.

SIDMA College Sabah was selected to represent Sabah Private Institutions of Higher Learning (IPTS Sabah). Two other participating teams from Sabah are Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kota Kinabalu Campus and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Labuan International Campus). Other participating groups are UPM Bintulu, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kota Samarahan Campus, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), and SIDMA College Sarawak.  University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) represented its country Brunei Darussalam. From Kalimantan, Indonesia, the participating universities are Tanjungpura University (UNTAN), Lambung Mangkurat University, University of Palangkarya, Mulawarman University and Borneo Tarakan University (UBT).

Coordinator for Festival Tari Borneo 2018 secretariat announced that the purpose of this biennial Dance Festival is to provide a platform for the dance troupes from various institutions of higher learning across Borneo to exchange, share and create new ideas towards further developing and preserving the performing arts for generations to come.

Through such interaction between local and international institutions of higher learning in Borneo, it is hoped to encourage better collaboration between local and international institutions of higher learning across Borneo; which later would lead to strengthen the academic and research collaborations among the various higher education institutions of Borneo through exchanging expertise and services conducting prospective conferences, workshops and more. Such activities could bring together all the people closer to build social connections among dancers from various backgrounds; which could also promote Borneo cultural heritage on the international arena.

The Dance Festival, an initiative in to showcase the cultural diversity of Borneo through live traditional performances, was initiated in 2006, with UiTM Sarawak being given the honoured to host the first and second series of the Dance Festival. UiTM Kota Kinabalu Sabah was selected to host the third series; whereas Universitas Tanjung Pura, Kalimantan Barat then hosted the fourth competition; whereas the fifth biennial event was hosted by UiTM Sarawak. Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur Indonesia was given the honoured to host the 6th Borneo Dance Festival

Meanwhile, Mr Terence invites more of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah students to join PRIMA DANSA or other related clubs and societies of the college thus widening their opportunities to participate in cultural activities, resulting in enhancement of their personal skills and experiences: confidence, self-presentation, teamwork and collaboration, time management, organizational skills, self-awareness, self-discipline and more.

For more information regarding SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Student Affairs Department as well as its clubs and societies available, please visit SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; or call SIDMA Hotline @ 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.