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Happy Teachers’ Day and Thank You Teachers

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Teachers’ Day is the day set aside to commemorate and honour the special work of teachers. It is celebrated throughout the world on different days. The World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th October annually. Each of those days on which Teachers Day is celebrated has particular significance for the teaching profession for each of those countries.

Teachers’ Day in Malaysia is held annually on 16 May. Malaysian Teachers’ Day commemorates the endorsement of the Razak Report, an educational proposal aimed at reforming the educational system in Malaya (now Malaysia). This document has been the basis of the educational system in Malaya, and eventually Malaysia ever since.

On Teachers’ Day, Malaysian students and their parents show their gratitude and appreciation for teachers who make a significant contribution to the development of Malaysia. Teachers change us, in profound ways indeed, one child at a time. The world is better for it. And so is Malaysia. We could not have done it without you, TEACHERS; THANK YOU, TEACHERS!.

We value, deeply appreciate and recognise teachers’ commitment and endeavour to fulfil their responsibilities to their students in schools. Teaching is one of the noblest professions in the world, teacher is the key part of teaching and learning process; and there is no substitute to quality education because it helps in changing the lives of thousands and even millions of individuals and their families forever. It is also crucial to the growth of a developing nation like Malaysia. Teachers shine a light ahead to places that students can’t see; a place where students find their unique talents and use them.

This is clearly the idea behind the Malaysia’s Ministry of Education 2019 Teachers’ Day tagline – “TEACHERS; THE TORCH BEARER INTO EDUCATED, DISCIPLINED AND USEFUL CITIZENS “GURU, OBOR, HEMAH MENYINARI PERTIWI”.

Behind the 2019 Teachers’ Day logo, is the image of a book which symbolizes Malaysians responding to YB’s call Dr. Maszlee Malik, the Malaysian Education Minister to strengthen and enhances the culture of reading and expresses the desire to make the country a culturally-reading country.

The icon of the person symbolizes the Master and the Disciples separated. Teachers educate students to succeed. Students will continue to appreciate their teachers throughout the course.

Selection of gold (Gold) indicates the dignity (parable) of a beloved teacher (in colour context). In the context of the value of a teacher – teachers’ services are priceless.

In conjunction with this auspicious occasion, Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, SIDMA Founder and Chairman; on behalf of SIDMA Board of Directors, Board of Management, Head of Departments, lecturers, staff and students; with immense pleasure greets and wishes Happy Teachers” Day and Thank You Teachers” to all teachers.

Dr Morni also take this golden opportunity to congratulate the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Director of Education Sabah as well as the related team of excellence officers and teachers in the ministry, departments and the schools for their genuine and continuous efforts to transform Malaysia to a fully developed nation economically, politically, socially, spiritually, psychologically and culturally in terms of national unity, social cohesion, social justice, political stability, quality of life, social and spiritual value, and national pride and confidence (Mahathir, 1991)

Dr Morni also conveyed his appreciations and “Thank You” message to Director of Education Sabah, Director General of KEMAS, Director of Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional Sabah, Secretary Bahagian PERMATA, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Putrajaya; all District Education Officers, Primary and Secondary School Head Masters and Principals, as well as to all teachers and school staff for their readiness to provide space, opportunities,  assistance and the necessary scaffolding to enable SIDMA College and UNITAR Sabah Diploma and Bachelor  students during their teaching practicum.

Thank you so much for making a difference among our students as well as in our young graduates.

Thank you, teachers. Thank you so much for your dedications, sacrifices and contributions for the success of each generation of the nation. Happy Teachers’ Day. May God bless you with the strength to achieve greater personal and professional growth in the coming years.

SIDMA College Sabah currently offers Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as many other courses. The June 2019 Intake  for new students to register at SIDMA College Sabah is now open. . All Form V and VI school-leavers are welcomed to enrol at the college which is located at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 KOTA KINABALU. Potential students can also visit SIDMA Website @  https://sbah.sidma.edu.my/sidmalearning/landingpage_form to register. For more information about studying at SIDMA College Sabah, please call SIDMA Hotline: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020

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SIDMA College Sabah annually distribute “Bubur Lambuk” during Ramadhan

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

SIDMA College Sabah, under the dynamic leadership of Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) enliven the spirit of 2019 Ramadhan with among other things, the distribution of packed spiced porridge or more popularly known as Ramadhan Porridge or in simple Bubur Lambuk daily.

Bubur Lambuk is a unique delicacy among Malaysians during Ramadhan; it is a very well balanced food. Essentially it is porridge cooked with minced meat, as well as other ingredients all put together and cook in one pot.

According to Dr Morni, the distribution of Bubur Lambuk by the college started with the humble beginning of SIDMA College Sarawak in 1998. When SIDMA College Sabah was established in Kota Kinabalu in 2002, Dr Morni extended the culture of distributing free Bubur Lambuk during Ramadhan Al-Mubarak to SIDMA Sabah, and the tradition continues.

For this 2019 Ramadhan (1440 H) Dr Morni announced that he is very fortunate to have the service of Chef Mustafa (Chef Mus) from MUS Kitchen to head the preparation and cooking of the porridge. Currently Dr Morni and Chef Mus have a team of more than 100 volunteers, comprising of lecturers, staff and students who voluntarily take their turns to assist in the preparing, cooking and packing the porridge, as well as to deliver it to the scheduled destination such as mosques, suraus, fire and rescue stations, police stations, hospitals, schools, and more every afternoon.

For this Ramadan 1440 H, a total of 3 pots (approximately 600 packets) of Bubur Lambuk are prepared daily to be distributed for free to the general public (sedekah infaq) This packed Bubur Lambuk is delivered to its scheduled destination and served after the Asr prayer.

Since the beginning of 1 Ramadhan 1440 H, various individuals have contacted Dr Morni and sponsored the Bubur Lambuk to be prepared and distributed to places of their choice (in and around Kota Kinabalu and Penampang) according their tentative  schedule.

At the time of writing (13 May 2019), Dr Morni had received sponsorship from the following for their Bubur Lambuk to be prepared: UNIRAZAK, D.S.P. Madius Tangau, YB Datuk Hajiji, YB  Japlin, Datin Ierra, Dato Zamri, Datuk Redonah, Datuk Noni Said, Datuk M. S, Dr Abdul Razak Ahmad, Encik Ahmad Sultan, Cikgu Jennifer, Madam Jo-Ann Tan (UNITAR), Madam Bernadette (UiTM), Yayasan Sabah, Kak Not, Alumni UNITAR, Encik Zainuddin, Kelab KBKD, Puan Anita binti Misuari, Encik Abdul Qayyum, Abd Wahab, Hjh Sabtuyah, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Mus Budysham, Mr Dalinte Self, Miss Wong Eh Chun, Puan Rasiah Doreen, and more.

Currently Dr Morni and his team had sent Bubur Lambuk to the following locations: Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu; Masjid Kg Likas; Balai Bomba Sembulan; Balai Bomba Penampang; Balai Polis Donggongon; Masjid Negeri Sabah; Masjid Kg Sembulan; Yayasan Sabah; SMK Agama Bukit Padang; Masjid Bukit Padang; Surau Minintod; and more.

Dr Morni took the opportunity to convey his sincere thank you to all individuals who have contributed in cash and kind to the college to prepare their Bubur Lambuk to be distributed to places of their choice. He too thanked the following individual and SIDMA College staff who had donated sacks of rice for preparing the Bubur Lambuk during this Ramadhan – Natasha Elza Rizul, Syafiqah Usno, Nur Misuary Noor Salleh, Zain Azrai, Azwie Ahamat, Dean Shahrie, Arnin Asidin, Puan Izah Muhilin, and more. Dr Morni also thanked in advance all SIDMA College and MUS Kitchen staffs who have volunteered to assist in the cooking, preparing and delivering the Bubur Lambuk throughout this Ramadhan.

Dr Morni also invited individuals from the general public who are interested to donate in cash or in kind to the college for the Bubur Lambuk distribution, or for SIDMA College Al-Mughni Orphanage Management Association, are welcomed to contact him, Dr Morni (088-731 376) for more information and details.

Let us follow the generosity of the Messenger of Allah in the month Ramadan. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – the best role model for us is the most generous person, and his generosity was incredibly increased during the month Ramadan. This fact was told by Ibn ‘Abbas -may Allah be pleased with them both- as follows:

كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أجود الناس ، وكان أجود ما يكون في رمضان حين يلقاه جبريل ، وكان يلقاه في كل ليلة من رمضان فيُدارسه القرآن ، فالرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أجودُ بالخير من الريح المرسَلة

“Allah’s Messenger was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibril (Gabriel) met him. Jibril used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Messenger was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds). Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 6

Meanwhile, according to Puan Noradilah Binti Mohamadia and Ustazah Rohaya Binti Ruslan, Secretariat of SIDMA College Ihya Ramadhan Committee, among others activities during Ramadhan are the daily Tadarus Al-Quran at Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi beginning 9.00 am throughout the month of Ramadhan. SIDMA staff, students and the general public are welcome to participate in this dairy event.

SIDMA College Islamic Students Club (GAMSIS) has also line up daily Tazkirah and Communal prayers for SIDMA College staff, students and the general public. The event is held at SIDMA Atrium. Majlis Berbuka Puasa for those who participate in the Tazkirah is held at Mus Kitchen and all are welcomed to join the Majlis Berbuka Puasa.

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SIDMA College Sabah Welcoming Back UNIRAZAK

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

SIDMA College Sabah held a special Welcome Back cum Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) Celebration on 3 May 2019 at SIDMA College Main Atrium to greet and honour the returning of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) to revive, strengthen and form new partnership together, hand in hand, complementing and supplementing one another to fulfil the aspiration of the young generation of Sabah.

Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, SIDMA College Founder and Chairman in his welcoming address acknowledged that SIDMA College Sabah, since its establishment in Kota Kinabalu in 2002, has been appointed as Sabah Regional Centre for Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK).

In brief, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 and is one of the first private universities in Malaysia. Prior to using the acronym UNIRAZAK, it started with the acronym; UNITAR with a strong IT highlighted in red to signify the booming of the ICT era way back in 1997. After UNITAR’s ownership moved from KUB to Yayasan PINTAR (the Tun Abdul Razak family foundation), the identity of UNITAR was then changed to UNIRAZAK in 2007. In addition to the original Kelana Jaya campus (named the Pintar Campus); the Razak Campus was set up to focus on becoming a boutique business school. In 2011, the two campuses were split, with the Razak campus maintaining the identity of UNIRAZAK, while the Kelana Jaya campus was renamed University of Management and Technology (UMTECH) (later rebranded as UNITAR International University). The Razak Campus still maintained its UNIRAZAK identity and even uses the same logo and corporate colour.

Dr Morni on behalf of SIDMA College Board of Management, conveyed his sincere appreciation, felt humble and honoured to welcome UNIRAZAK top management team, among them being Hon. Professor Datin Paduka Dr Samsinar Md Sidin (Vice Chancellor), Mr Amil Izham Hamzah (CEO) and Hon. Associate Prof. Dr Zuhaili Akmal Bin Ismail (Chief Students Experience Officer) to this simple function organised by SIDMA College Sabah. The presence of UNIRAZAK was to symbolically handover the MoA (Memorandum of Agreement), signed earlier between the two parties, to SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak, and officially marked the beginning of the new strategic ties between SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak with UNIRAZAK to bring about a new beginning, to be the best, and give the best to students and communities in Sabah and Sarawak.

According to Dr Morni, SIDMA College and UNIRAZAK  shared the same values and aspirations, and through this new strategic partnership it will enable SIDMA College to grow better, stronger and improve the college long-standing reputation throughout Sabah and Sarawak, to offer industry-ready and recognized academic programmes, and producing high quality graduates; with the current niche areas being Bachelor of English, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Business Administration with related specialisations much needed by the industry.

Mr Amil Izham Hamzah, Chief Executive Officer of UNIRAZAK, acknowledged that UNIRAZAK has been eyeing for a credible tertiary institution in Sabah and Sarawak to be UNIRAZAK sole representative in East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) since the beginning of 2000. While at Sabah, Mr Amil spotted SIDMA College Sabah, as a college that rapidly matured over the years as one of the largest colleges running Bachelor, Diploma and Foundation programmes with Dr Morni as its helm. He felt that SIDMA College is the definite and wisest choice to represent UNIRAZAK’s in East Malaysia; as well as to further strengthen UNIRAZAK’s position outside of West Malaysia.

According to Mr Amil, this MoA signed is not merely providing opportunities for students to pursue their studies at UNIRAZAK Regional Centre’s in Sabah and Sarawak, but the scope also expand to collaboratively provide support for student affairs and activities, academic and student exchange between the two institutions, as well as producing branding, marketing and communication initiatives.

He added that as part of the initiation of the MoA, UNIRAZAK and SIDMA jointly will be providing full scholarships (UNIRAZAK-SIDMA Scholarship) amounting to a total of RM 215,000 to five deserving SIDMA College students to pursue their study at UNIRAZAK. The students that will be selected to receive this sponsorship will become pioneering scholars of this initiative. “This is our way to begin honouring our commitment and effort towards this collaboration that we have witnessed from SIDMA College students”, he added. A mock cheque of RM 215,000 was jointly handed jointly by Dr Morni and Mr Amil to Hon Prof. Datin Paduka Dr Samsinar Md Sidin, Vice Chancellor of UNIRAZAK.

Mr Amil added that UNIRAZAK also takes into account that the month of May is very significant time for the people of Sabah as it’s the month of the Harvest Festival or more popularly known as the Kaamatan Celebration. It is celebrated by a large portion of the local ethnic categorised as the Dusun, Murut, Paitan and the Sama Bajau indigenous groups of Sabahan annually.

Knowing the importance of cultural values and traditions to the people of Sabah, UNIRAZAK took this golden opportunity to collaborate with SIDMA College and jointly sponsored the Sabah state level 2019 Unduk Ngadau competition which is expected to be held at the end of May 2019. “As a show of support to the long-time tradition with SIDMA College, we will be funding the top three winners worth RM120, 000 of scholarships”, said Mr Amil.  A mock cheque of RM120, 000 of scholarships was presented jointly by Dr Morni and Mr Amil to Hon. Datuk Juil Nuatim, Patron, and Council of Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan Sabah 2019.

Hon Datuk Juil, in his thank you address, conveyed his appreciation to both UNIRAZAK and SIDMA College for the meaningful sponsorship. He added that every year, the Council of Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan Sabah faced various issues related to sponsorship, but for this year it is resolved.

He was proud to note that Unduk Ngadau Competition has always keenly contested among the beauties of Sabah to be the fairest of them all. But now SIDMA College and UNIRAZAK have completely changed that perception to among other things such as to compete for opportunities to obtain sponsorship to further the education through a renowned university in Malaysia. This will create new light in future Unduk Ngadau competitions, whereby candidates need to possess basic education background in order to benefit from such scholarships.

SIDMA College Kaamatan Festival 2019 continued with various activities and competitions such as Sugandoi Singing Competition, Unduk Ngadau Competition, Lucky Draws, and more. The festival concluded with lunch provided courtesy of Mus Kitchen sponsorship.

The winners of SIDMA 2019 Sugandoi Singing Competition are as follows:

  1. Christopher George
  2. Erlvina Altie Henry
  3. Mohd Norman Bin Osman

The winners of SIDMA 2019 Unduk Ngadau Competition are as follows:

  1. Suzie Jainil
  2. Farinah Binti Kohadie
  3. Constance Joy J. Moin

Madam Azlina was given the honour to crown Unduk Ngadau SIDMA College 2019 whereas Dr Morni was given the honour to present prizes to the Sugandoi Singing competition, lucky draws, and more. Dr Morni and Madam Azlina took the opportunity to thank the organizing committee for a great event.

Present during the event were Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Hon. Datuk Juil Nuatim, Mr Amil Izham Hamzah (CEO of UNIRAZAK), Hon. Professor Datin Paduka Dr Samsinar Bin Ismail, Associate Prof Dr Zuhaili Akmal Bin Ismail (Chief Students Experience Officer), Hon. Raja Amirul Raja Nasron (Head of Branding and Communication), Nik Muhammad Faris Nik Abdul Rahim (Executive, Branding & Communications), Miss Hosiani Jaimis @ Keewon (Unduk Ngadau 2018), Mr David Tiongin (BOG), Managers, Head of Departments, lecturers, staff and students of SIDMA College.

SIDMA College Sabah June 2019 intake of new students is now open for you to register. All Form V and VI schooler are welcomed to enrol at the college which is located at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 KOTA KINABALU. Potential students can also visit SIDMA Website @  https://sbah.sidma.edu.my/sidmalearning/landingpage_form to register. For more information about studying at SIDMA College Sabah, please call SIDMA. Hotline: 088-32 000 or 088-732 020.

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25 SIDMA College students complete English language immersion programme

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

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KOTA KINABALU: A new batch of 25 English Enhancement Programme (EEP) students from the January/February 2019 new students recently completed their 28 hours’ immersion into the programme.

During the programme, the students were provided with intensive training in reading, writing, listening as well as presentation skills.

This special English programme, which was launched on February 14 2017 by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO of SIDMA College), is another example of SIDMA’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to complement and supplement students’ mastery in English Language Proficiency level in order for them to achieve their personal and professional goals, by providing the necessary guidance and scaffolding.

The key module writer and facilitator of the programme, Jenifah Abdullah, immersed this batch of students to enhance their existing English proficiency using unique teaching and learning models, methods, and techniques such as the use of newspaper in English, cartoons and more to motivate these students to excel in their English Language usage.

For this January/February 2019 students, they were taken by SIDMACollege bus on an educational tour to Borneo Ant Gallery, a mini educational park, located at Tuaran.

During the tour, the students were divided into groups and each group is required to select a section of the ant house and to make a study through their observation, questioning the personnel on duty, or through discussion with their members.

Among the different sections in house are: the ant replicas section, the traditional and culture section, the sword section, the fishing and paddy farming section, the canopy walk, the souvenir shop, the modern tree house and more.

The student representative from the group, Deedee Cassandra Dallius in her welcoming address thanked Prof Dr Mornie (Chairman of SIDMACollege), Azizah Khalid Merican and Louis Jais (Academic Manager of SIDMA College) for giving her and her fellow students the opportunities to participate in the programme without any fee charged.

They really treasured the opportunities given to them to improve their English proficiency level. She too, thanked Jenifah for her willingness to improve her English mastery, despite the fact that she has to start from basic. She also thanked and congratulated her colleagues for their team spirit, sharing attitude and willingness to work together, facing challenges and taking the opportunity to learn.

She added that on behalf of her team, “we realised that there is improvement in their oral presentation and communication skills and we have been more alert and creative in our writing”.

She thanked Jenifah for her sincere effort to provide them with the necessary scaffolding during the 12-week programme.

During the Certificate Presentation Ceremony on 30 April 2019 at SIDMA College MUET Study Centre, students from each of the groups took turns to present their report of the findings during the tour to Tuaran with the aid of manila cards, newspapers, magazine and pictures.

Prof Dr Mornie Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder of the College, who was given the honour to present the Certificate of Attendance to these students, congratulated them for the effort to use and speak reasonably good English throughout their five to ten minute presentation.

Their voices were clear, and can be easily understood by all present. Dr Mornie agreed that these students, that initially hardly spoke a word of English, have transformed after 12 weeks of EEP with Madam Jenifah, whereby they now speak reasonably good English.

Dr Mornie shared his success stories of how he learned and spoke English, especially when he was in England, as he was from a village that seldom spoke English. He too, advised these students to continue using the language whenever they have the opportunities.

Dr Mornie also added that SIDMA College, since its establishment back in 2002 in Kota Kinabalu, has produced graduates with good command of English. Its infrastructure, technology and other resources can support the aspirations and goals of students who want to create a successful and brighter tomorrow.

Teaching strategies applied are students-centred and engaging towards bringing out the best from each and every student.

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Ihya Ramadan Al-Mubarak 2019 SIDMA College Sabah

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The month of Ramadan 1440 Hijri, the Muslim Holy Month of the year is expected to begin on 06 May 2019 (upon the sighting of the new crescent moon), and Muslims community of SIDMA College joining the Muslims all over the world, will embarked upon a month-long spiritual journey of fasting, offering prayers, self-reflection and charity work beginning 06 May 2019. This is in-line with the Prophet’s teaching that ‘when the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell-fire are closed and that the devils are chained (Bukhari & Muslims).

Fasting during the holy month is one of the five pillars of Islam, which also includes prayer and charity offerings. To fast, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and more from dawn to sunset.

In conjunction with this auspicious month, Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder of SIDMA College Sabah) launched the Ihya Ramadan Al-Mubarak 2019 for SIDMA College by distributing dates (kurma) to all SIDMA staff on 2 May 2019 at SIDMA Atrium. The dates are sponsored by Mus Kitchen restaurant located at Jalan Bundusan, Kota Kinabalu.

Dr Morni announced that throughout the month of Ramadan 2019,Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi, Al-Mughni Orphanage Management Association, and SIDMA Islamic Students Club (GAMSIS) has been given the mandate to line-up a host of religious and SIDMA Corporate Social Responsibilities obligations and commitment to be implemented involving both staff and students of the college. Apart from these, more activities will be announced from time to time to enable all SIDMA community and its surrounding stakeholder to come together, mingle and pray to enliven the spirit of a joyous month of Ramadan in the college. He encouraged all SIDMA College staff and students to participate in all these activities.

According to Puan Noradilah Binti Mohamadia and Ustazah Rohaya Binti Ruslan, Secretariat of SIDMA Ihya Ramadan Committee, among SIDMA’ s annual religious activities for staff and students is the Tadarus Al-Quran which will commence on 6 May 2019 at Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi, beginning 9.00 am throughout the month of Ramadan. SIDMA staff, students and the general public are welcome to participate in the daily event. Ustazah Rohaya and Puan Noradilah will be available during each session of the event.

Another customary annual event at SIDMA College during Ramadan is the distribution of packed spiced porridge, popularly known as “Bubur Lambuk” at various strategic locations such as mosques, schools, police stations, fire & rescue stations, hospitals, and more in and around Kota Kinabalu and Penampang.

According to Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, the distribution of Bubur Lambuk or Ramadan porridge can be traced back since the beginning of SIDMA Sarawak in 1999. The tradition continued when SIDMA College Sabah was established in Kota Kinabalu in 2002.

Bubur Lambuk is a unique delicacy of Malaysian, particularly during Ramadan. It is a well-balanced dish for breaking the fast. Generally rows of people from all walks of life will queue up in line at mosques, after their Asr prayer, for their share of the Bubur Lambuk that is handed to them for free.

For the 2019 Ramadan SIDMA College Sabah will prepare Bubur Lambuk for distribution everyday throughout Ramadan 2019. Apart from SIDMA College own contribution, SIDMA College managed to solicit donation from various parties including prominent politician, business owners, corporate figures as well as the general public for the college to prepare the porridge and distributes it to their selected location. The college with collaboration of Mus Kitchen will prepare, packed and distribute the porridge to respective places as requested by the donors.

SIDMA College, through GAMSIS have also lined up daily Tazkirah and Communal Prayers for staff, students and general public at SIDMA Atrium. Majlis Berbuka Puasa (Iftar Jamaie) and Maghrib prayer will also be held. SIDMA staff, students and general public staying around SIDMA College Sabah are welcomed to participate in the event.

For more information on Ihya Ramadan Al-Mubarak SIDMA College Sabah, please contact Puan Noradilah or Ustazah Rohaya at 088- 732 000 or 088 732 020.For those who are interested to contribute Bubur Lambuk through SIDMA College Sabah, please called Dr Morni at 088-731376 for more details and information.

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated:

“The Prophet was the most generous of all people, and he used to become more generous in Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night during Ramadan to revise the Qur’an with him. So, Allah’s Messenger then used to be more generous than the fast wind.”

(Al-Bukhari)

May this Ramadan will be better than previous years, Happy Fasting and have a blessed Ramadan.

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Another Batch of SIDMA EEP Students “Graduated”

Monday, May 6th, 2019

A new batch of 25 English Enhancement Programme (EEP) students from the January/February 2019 new students recently completed their 28 hours immersion into the programme. During the programme, the students were provided with intensive training in reading, writing, listening as well as presentation skills.

This special English programme, which was launched on 14 February 2017 by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), is another example of SIDMA’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to complement and supplement students’ mastery in English Language Proficiency level in order for them to achieve their personal and professional goals, by providing the necessary guidance and scaffolding.

Madam Jenifah Abdullah, the key module writer and facilitator of the programme, immersed this batch of students to enhance their existing English proficiency using unique teaching and learning models, methods, and techniques such as the use of newspaper in English, cartoons and more to motivate these students to excel in their English Language usage.

For this January/February 2019 students, they were taken by SIDMA College bus on an educational tour to Borneo Ant Gallery, a mini educational park, located at Tuaran. During the tour, the students were divided into groups and each group is required to select a section of the ant house and to make a study through their observation, questioning the personnel on duty, or through discussion with their members. Among the different sections in house are: the ant replicas section, the traditional & culture section, the sword section, the fishing and paddy farming section, the canopy walk, the souvenir shop, the modern tree house and more.

Ms. Deedee Cassandra Dallius, student representative from the group in her welcoming address thanked Prof Dr Morni, Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) and Mr Louis Jais (Academic Manager) for giving her and her colleagues the opportunities to participate in the programme without any fee charged. They really treasured the opportunities given for them to improve their English proficiency level. She too thanked Madam Jenifah for her willingness to improve her English mastery, despite the fact that she has to start from basic. She too thanked and congratulated her colleagues for their team spirit, sharing attitude and willingness to work together, face challenges and took the opportunity to learn. She added that on behalf of her team “we realised that there is improvement in their oral presentation and communication skills and we have been more alert and creative in our writing”, she said. She thanked Madam Jenifah for her sincere effort to provide them with the necessary scaffolding during the 12 weeks programme.

During the Certificate Presentation Ceremony on 30 April 2019 at SIDMA College MUET Study Centre, students from each of the groups took their turns to present their report of the findings during the tour to Tuaran with the aid of manila cards, newspapers, magazine and pictures.

Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder of the College, who was given the honour to present the Certificate of Attendance to these students, congratulated them for the effort to use and speak reasonable good English throughout their five to ten minutes presentation. Their voices were clear, and can be easily understood by all present. Dr Morni agreed that these students, that hardly speak a word of English have transformed after 12 weeks of EEP with Madam Jenifah whereby they now speak reasonably good English. Dr Morni shared his success stories of how he learned and speaks English, especially when he was in England, as he was from a village who seldom speak English. He too advised these students to continue using the language whenever they have the opportunities.

Dr Morni also added that SIDMA College, since its establishment back in 2002 in Kota Kinabalu, has produced graduates with good command of English. Its infrastructure, technology and other resources can support the aspirations and goals of students who want to create a successful and brighter tomorrow. Teaching strategies applied are students-centred and engaging towards bringing out the best from each and every student.

SIDMA College Sabah June 2019 Intake of new students is now open. All Form V and VI school leavers are welcomed to enroll at SIDMA College located at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu. Financial assistance such as Education Loan from the National Higher Education Fund (Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional – PTPTN) is available. Potential students can also visit SIDMA Website @  https://sbah.sidma.edu.my/sidmalearning/landingpage_form to register. For more information about studying at SIDMA College Sabah, please call SIDMA Hotline: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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SIDMA College Sabah Awarded Best Zone Sports Organizer

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

SIDMA College Sabah received the Best Zone Sports Organizer award (Zon Terbaik Masiswa 2018) during the Award Presentation Ceremony held at Hotel Tenera, Bandar Baru Bangi on 28 April 2019, organised by Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia (MASISWA), for hosting the 2018 Sukan Masiswa Sabah Zone at Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex from 20-22 July 2018.

MASISWA 2018 Sabah which was officiated by Y. A. B Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal, Sabah Chief Minister, and participated by all 22 private colleges and universities all over Sabah and involving more than 1,600 contingents, students, and marshals.

Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing & Business Development) was given the honour to receive the award from Honourable Dato’ Prof TS Dr Mohd Zamri Bin Yusoff, Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia (MASISWA) President who is also the Timbalan Naib Canselor (Hal Ehwal Pelajar, Alumni & Pengurusan), Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

SIDMA College Chairman and Founder, Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie shared he felt very humble and proud to receive the award, as there are many other colleges that are equally capable to organize the event. “I felt honoured, humble and am extremely happy that SIDMA College Sabah received this award. He thanked all SIDMA College officials and staff particularly Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Mr L Ronny Lampok, Mr Terence B Stephen, Madam Rukidah Binti Ruddin, Madam Suzie Jainil, Miss Melissa M Molijol, Madam Halizawati Kangut, Madam Gui Yic Sen, Madam Nur Ain Hassan,  Mr Nur Misuary, Mdm Salumah Nain and many more who have contributed so much to the successful organization of the event, “All of you have made SIDMA proud by getting this recognition. It is a proof from all of your teamwork, collaborative effort, leadership skills, discipline and determination to ensure the success and good name of the college.”

Dr Morni also took the opportunity to convey his “Thank you” appreciation message to all institutions, particularly the Ministry of Education, IPTS Sports Council Malaysia (MASISWA), Minister of Education and Innovation Sabah, Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports as well other institutions and individuals who have contributed in one way or another to ensure the success of the event.

Full list of the awards presented and its recipient during the evening were:

  1. Olahragawan MASISWA 2018 – Yong Jin Kun (Taekwondo)
  2. Olahragawati MASISWA 2018 – Ng Xi Quan (Badminton)
  3. Olahragawan Harapan MASISWA 2018 – Tia’a Faang Der (Renang)
  4. Olahragawati Harapan MASISWA 2018.- Loke Shin Hui (Memanah)
  5. Pasukan Terbaik Lelaki MASISWA – Pasukan Ragbi Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.
  6. Pasukan Terbaik Wanita MASISWA – Pasukan Hoki Universiti Tenaga Naional
  7. Zon Terbaik MASISWA – SIDMA College Sabah (Zon Sabah

Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia (MASISWA) President during the award presentation night congratulated all parties involved in the running of MASISWA 2018, and thanked them sincerely for the job well done. He hope that such award presentation ceremony will continue to recognize, acknowledge and motivate sports achievers who have contribute so much for their respective college as well as for the nation.

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SIDMA College Diploma Early Childhood Education Students Geared Up to Get Kids in Kindergartens Excited About Learning

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

“The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”   Alvin Toffler.

SIDMA College Sabah realizing the fact that times and schools have changed; and that gone are the days whereby students in schools are sitting in rows, repeating and memorizing facts, poring over textbooks, and having pages and work to be done as homework. Advancement in teaching pedagogy as a result of the latest academic research and the technological developments such as 21st Century Skills all have helped shift in the understanding of what great teaching and learning looks like.

SIDMA College continuously increases its effort to alert lecturers and all its academic staff on the need to acknowledge new development in the field of education via various methods such as Brainstorming, well equipped and utilized IT facilities, continuous staff professional development, adopting of different teaching strategies such as blended learning and flipped classroom technologies; as well as the up grading classroom facilities with a key focus to enhance professional development for the educators to enable them to transform their knowledge into practice for the benefit of learners (students) and the related industries; thus to ensure these future graduates are inspired by college vision and mission, and equipped themselves with the necessary knowledge and skills to inculcate the 21st Century skills to their school students.

Currently, being equipped with all these tactile tools, SIDMA College lecturers despite the fact that some of them are UNITAR Sabah very own graduates, managed to empower their students (SIDMA College Diploma Early Childhood (DECE) students) to take control of their learning. Through the adaptation of blended teaching and learning and flipped technology, these lecturers are able to nurture the DECE trainees to become resilient, curious, analytical, critical and creative thinkers. These future graduates who are also future DECE teachers, were made to understand that to be a good teacher, they should be qualified, experienced as well as passionate about what they do. They also were made to realize that it is the quality of teaching that makes the greatest impact on children, and able to bring out the best in every child.

Recently, semester two and three of the SIDMA DECE students taking Music and Creative (DEC2183), Children Growth and Development (DEC2043) and Early Learning and Early Development (DEC2073), were given the opportunities to conduct a project under the theme “Music Unites Us”. The event was held outside the normal classroom setting at SIDMA College Main Atrium.

The lecturers concerned Miss Valeria Padris, and colleagues were glad to note that the students collaborated with the nearby group of Taska and Tadika Sri Kandi, Penampang and welcomed kids from these kindergartens to participate in their project. The kids, despite being new to the college environment and SIDMA DECE teachers, eagerly and willingly participated in roles assigned to them, such creative movement, fashion show, and more. They followed instructions and enjoyed themselves throughout the occasion.

SIDMA DECE students also set up various galleries such as Doll House, Puppet Show, Train Station, Music Room, Puzzle Station and Coloring. The kindergarten kids were given opportunities to visit each of these gallery. While at each of these galleries, they were being facilitated to new knowledge such as short stories, new moral values, new skills development, and more.

Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, SIDMA College Chairman and Founder, and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) who were very satisfied with SIDMA lecturers’ commitment, congratulated them for their full abilities to transform SIDMA DECE students into future quality teachers ready to meet the need of the Early Childhood Education industries. They too advised these DECE students to continuously upgrade themselves professionally, as education is a very dynamic industry, and as future teachers, they must be knowledgeable and skillful, as well as ever ready to transform their knowledge into practice for the benefit of their learners in any learning situations.

SIDMA College Sabah June 2019 intake of new students is now open. All Form V and VI school leavers are welcomed to enroll at SIDMA College located at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu. Potential students can also visit SIDMA Website @  https://sbah.sidma.edu.my/sidmalearning/landingpage_form to register. For more information about studying at SIDMA College Sabah, please call SIDMA Hotline: 088-732 000 or 088-732 02.

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Seminar on Parenting Skills & Child Development Psychology

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Freda Radin School, an elementary school in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam celebrated its golden jubilee by organising various activities such as Sunnat Hajat prayer, mass Prayer and more to enliven the celebration.

In conjunction with this auspicious occasion, Honourable Pengiran May Fazura, Principal of Freda Radin School; collaborated with Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie, Chairman and Founder SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak; and Prof Dr Zaida Mustafa, Dean, School of Education, Humanities & General Studies, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK); and collectively organised the first ever held Seminar on Parenting Skills & Child Development Psychology in Brunei Darussalam. Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie and Prof Dr Zaida Mustafa were also given the honour to present papers for the occasion.

Based on his experience gained and researches done throughout his years as Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College Sabah, a college that focuses on its Diploma in Early Childhood Education; a niche area as its core business, Dr Morni developed and presented his paper on “Child Development Psychology – when do you start making mistakes with your children”

Dr Zaida Mustafa has served for the last 33 years in the education industry, her previous post was as Dean of UNITAR International University (for six years) and prior to that she was servicing with the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE). Her vast experience and knowledge gained has enable her to produce the paper entitled “Understanding Children’s Attitude Issues: Behavioural Problems you shouldn’t ignore”.

The seminar was held at three different localities. On 25 April 2019, the first series was held at Institut Perkhidmatan Awam, Kampong Rimba located at Gadong district. The second one was held at Dewan Serbaguna, Temburong on 26 April 2019; whereas the final one was held Dewan Pusat Insani, Seria in the Kuala Belait district.

Both Dr Morni and Dr Zaida are unique motivational speakers, well known for their entertaining, captivating, highly interactive and energizing delivery techniques when they are on stage presenting their talk. When Dr Zaida was with the MOE, she was appointed as an International Trainer, and has been giving talks to educational officers at international level. Through their vast experiences and findings, both the speakers delivered a very meaningful, thought provoking, motivational as well entertaining speech during the occasion.

The participants, mainly parents, took the opportunity to convey their sincere thanks to the two speakers for providing them with simple, but meaningful and practical tips on parenting skills and child psychology. New parents felt that they are now more confidents to handle their children and allow their children to grow in a more conducive and democratic environment.

Hon. Pengiran May Fazura, on behalf of Freda Radin School and the organising committee, thanked Prof Dr Morni and Prof Dr Zaida for their time to prepare and deliver the seminar papers. She too thanked all related personnel, particularly from Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam for their corporation and participation to ensure the success of the seminar.

Dr. Morni and Dr Zaida also took the liberty to convey their heartfelt congratulations to Freda Radin School, Brunei Darussalam on its Golden Jubilee celebration; and prayed that Allah will continue to shower His love and blessings to the school for many more years to come.

They too thanked Hon Pengiran May Fazura for offering them the golden opportunity to present papers to the general public of Brunei Darussalam in conjunction with Freda Radin School Golden Jubilee celebration.

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SIDMA College Sabah Revitalize its Collaboration with UNIRAZAK

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak revitalize bilateral collaboration with UNIRAZAK (University Tun Abdul Razak) through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) recently .This new collaborative initiative between UNIRAZAK and SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak have paved new openings for the SIDMA to venture and placed special emphasis on niche programmes such as Education, Early Childhood Education, Information Technologies and many more.

Prof Dr Zulkifflee Mohamed, Deputy Vice Chancellor (UNIRAZAK) during his welcoming address, stressed that UNIRAZAK is the first private University in Malaysia which was established on 18 December 1997, and has since been awarded the prestigious Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status – which by itself is a testimony to UNIRAZAK commitment to blend technology and innovations in its methods of teaching and learning; which is very relevant in the current 21st Century skills development.

He added that UNIRAZAK will continue to aim high to implement only quality academic programmes, approved by Malaysian Higher Education Ministry (MOHE); to meet the current 21st Century skills requirement of the industries; as well as to continuously meet the high standards required by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA). In addition, all of its programmes offered were developed through close consultation, and thus were very in-line with business and industrial partners, he added.

Dr Zulkifflee also pledged that UNIRAZAK will continue to spearhead its cooperation and collaborative networking  with leading global institutions which are renowned in their respective fields; and to continue to aspire all UNIRAZAK students (including those in its regional campus) to be a potential and successful graduates and great thinkers who will become the upcoming proficient leaders.

Adjunct Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College for Sabah and Sarawak) during the MoU signing ceremony stressed that the focus for the renewed collaboration with UNIRAZAK is to provide SIDMA College students with a centre of reference for students to look-up and to explore the humanities, social sciences, arts as well as other related technical and practical skills needed; thus through UNIRAZAK, relevant opportunities will be available for them to develop and fathom knowledge, through constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing it into new and meaningful expressions, applications, skills and data into formation of new knowledge, hypothesis and their real life applications.

According to Dr Morni, UNIRAZAK apart from being well known for its human resources –possessing renowned professors, experienced lecturers and teaching staff; it also possessed relevant E-Library with a massive collection of five (5) online databases consisted of journals, magazines, proceedings, dissertations, and electrical dictionary, as well as more than 50,000 e-books on different subjects, state-of-the-art computer terminals, cosy student lounge and well equipped library.

Furthermore UNIRAZAK have over 30 students clubs and societies, including Badminton Club, Toastmasters’ Club, Debate Club, International Students Club, Muslim Students Club, India Students Society, as well as numerous sports and recreation activities. UNIRAZAK also provides financial aid through its’ UNIRAZAK Scholarship and Tun Rahah Scholarships to eligible students. All these UNIRAZAK facilities and resources will complement and supplement SIDMA College existing facilities and resources, thus will in one way or another benefitting SIDMA College student both in Sabah and Sarawak.

According to Dr Morni, SIDMA College is currently focusing on fulfilling its niche demand to meet the new 21st century skills in fields related to Education, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Management and more, to continuously live up to its vision: “To be a leading private education institution, producing knowledgeable, skilful and competitive individuals.” This vision coincidently is parallel with UNIRAZAK’s Vision, which is “To become the leading institution in providing Quality Education and Human Capital’s in niche areas among emerging economies”.

Thus, through such collaboration with UNIRAZAK, SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak pledge to achieve UNIRAZAK mission of becoming the Centre of Excellence in fostering Managerial Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Development of Human Capital relevant to the 21st Century Industry needs through Qualities Research, Teaching and Learning, as well as Professional Services.

The signing of the MOU and the exchanging of the documents were also attended by Tuan Haji Marzuki Umi (Director, SIDMA College), Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO, SIDMA Sabah), Puan Hajah Sofia (CEO, SIDMA Sarawak), and Encik Amil Hamzah (CEO, UNIRAZAK).

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