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Congratulations to all graduates of the UNITAR 5TH Convocation Ceremony 2017

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

UNITAR International University (UNITAR), one of Malaysia’s earliest private university, held its 5thConvocation in a one day auspicious ceremony on December 16th 2017, at Plenary Hall, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Federal Territory of Putrajaya.

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohamed Nizam bin Tun Abdul Razak, who was proclaimed as the first Chancellor of UNITAR International back in 2013 had graced the event and conferred the awards to the graduates of UNITAR 2017.

A total of 308 graduates from UNITAR InternationalUniversity Sabah Regional Centre (UNITAR Sabah) had been endorsed by the Senate of UNITAR and thus eligible to received their scrolls during the auspicious ceremony.

Out of the 308 graduates, 45 received their Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons); 118 received their Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons); 18 received their Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons); 86 received their Bachelor of Management (Hons); 4 received their Diploma in Early Childhood Education; 24 received their Diploma in management; 10 received their Masters of Business Administration; and another 3 received their Masters of Education (Education Leadership and Management).

Heading the list of UNITAR Sabah graduates was Madam Nancy Anthony Lidi (Manager of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Property Administration Department), who received her Masters of Business Administration. Two other SIDMA staff who also received their scroll during the occasion were Ms Constance Joy J. Moin (Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)), and Mr. Mohammad Yusof Bin Salleh (Bachelor of Management (Hons)). Congratulations and well done.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Corporate Marketing and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), SIDMA Board of Management, Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah extend their heartiest congratulations to the 5th batch of UNITAR Sabah graduates who have just received their scrolls.

“It has been our great pleasure having you with us at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, and we take great pride in your achievements. You have work so hard for it, and you’ve successfully conquered it. It’s certainly your success and your achievement, as it will give you the abundant opportunities ahead. May the career you will be entering 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.”

Dr Morni also congratulated and expressed his appreciations to all the graduates family, relatives, friends as well as to all those who shared pride and joy of our graduates success; for their patience, understanding, sacrifices and support during those challenging but rewarding years at the college. He too advised these graduates to be grateful to their parents, relatives, and friends, for their contributions, which have directly or indirectly assisted and brought these graduates to this present level.

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

SIDMA College, since its establishment in Kota Kinabalu in 2002 has been working very closely with UNITAR International University Main Campus, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, an university with its strong and significant network of academic collaborations with both the academic and corporate, as well as industrial partners around the region to offer affordable and demanded study programmes which are professionally aligned with the requirement of these major industrial players; both nationally and internationally. Unitar International University grows rapidly after its rebranding since the acquisition by Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (EKUINAS) back in May 2012. EKUINAS is a government-linked private firm which pursues its objective in manner that is market friendly, merit-based and transparent to ensure that the impact is sustainable over the long term.

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

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

List of Programmes the college offers:

  • Foundation Course
  • Foundation in Management
  • Diploma Courses:
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education Studies
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Diploma in Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree Courses
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Management (Hons)
  • Masters Courses.
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters of Education (Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)
  • 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 Website, or like our Facebook Account: SIDMA College. Potential candidates can visit us at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu; or call the hotline number: 088-732 000 or o88-732-020.

For Online Registration, please CLICK HERE.

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English Enhancement Programme for SIDMA Semester September 2017 students.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO SIDMA College) took time off to attend the September 2017 English Enhancement Programme (EEP) Certificate Presentation Ceremony held at East 8 Lecture Room, SIDMA College on 4 December 2017.

During the unique ceremony, a total of 63 SIDMA September 2017 participants received their Certificate of Graduation. From all these participants, 12 students were selected to receive their Certificate of Excellence, and another student was awarded certificate of Academic Excellence; for their marvellous performances, attendance and achievement during the various activities held in the class as well as during outdoor activities.

The seemingly poor in their command of English Language among colleges and universities students had triggered Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) to identify the needy students, and implement the special English Enhancement Programme (EEP) as an additional subject for these new students to enhance their English Language Proficiency.

The special programme which was launched on 14 February 2017 by Madam Azizah Khalid Merican is one of SIDMA Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to provide intensive training in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and presentation skills to its students. Through such initiatives SIDMA College hopes to enhance their students’ English Language Proficiency in order for them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

EEP, a 28 contact hour’s course, is a unique “express” English Programme of SIDMA College to provide scaffolding to students who lack confidence in using English as a language of communication. Madam Jenifah Adullah, the key module writer and facilitator of the programme aimed at providing equity to these students by using different teaching and learning models, methods and techniques including the use of newspaper in English; in order to guide and scaffold these students in their pursuit of being excellent in their English Language usage.

Cik Norjanah Binti Maganggong, Student Representative, in her welcoming address, thanked Madam Jenifah, a former Senior Officer specialising in English Language, with the Sabah Education Department; for her tireless effort and full commitment to assist herself and fellow course-mate to improve their English proficiency. She too congratulated the students for corporation and collaboration as well as their commitment to improve their English Language proficiency together as team members. She added that throughout the programme, they, the students demonstrated teamwork and adaptability while facing challenges in competing a given task within a stipulated time frame. According to her, the students adapted English Language during their interpersonal communication; there were improvement in their oral presentation and communication skills, as well in their creativity and writing skills.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), who was given the honour to present the Certificate to the selected students, during her official mandate, advised the students not to feel inferior about their English proficiency, but advised them to continue using the language in any situation possible. She congratulated them for their tremendous improvement in their speaking skill for the language. However she reminded them to make sense out of what they say. As George Orwell put it, “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”

During the event, the students also put up performances to showcase the competency in their usage of English in various activities such singing, creative movements, as well as during multiple presentation.

To show their appreciation to Dr Morni, Madam Azizah, and Managers from various departments for the unique support and collaboration, Madam Jenifah and the students collectively sponsored various door gifts, such as bouquet of flowers and freshly baked cakes to all the special visitors.  High-Tea refreshment was also provided for the special guests and students.

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SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah Annual Dinner 2017.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah 2017 Annual Dinner was joyously held on 29 November 2017, at Rafflesia Grand Ballroom, Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu with the purpose of showing appreciation and gratitude to the students from various faculties, clubs and societies as well as individuals for their various performances, achievements, success as well as contributions to the College, local community and the nation and most importantly gathering the staff and student to socialise with each other in a more informal setting.

This event was wholly organised by the Student Affairs Department (STAD) headed by Mr Terence B. Stephen (Acting Head), the Students Representative Council (SRC), with full collaboration and cooperation from the various departments of the College. Together they managed to immerse the guest with exhilarating lucky draws (with a grand prize worth RM1,100), astounding performances from both the staff and students as well as special dance performances by SIDMA Dance Club – Prima Dansa.

Everyone paved their way to the event, dressed in their preferred “Black and White”; the theme of the night. The event opened with welcoming remarks from the Project Director, Mr Willson Mailam (Bachelor of Education (Hons) student). He took the opportunity to convey his sincere thank you and gratitude to Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors, SIDMA College), managers, staff, members of SRC and colleagues for their collaboration and cooperation to ensure the successful implementation of the event.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie in his officiating address congratulated and thanked the STAD and SRC for ensuring that the event is a very much to-look-forward-to by all students every year. Due to the great effort in the promotion of the event, tickets for the evening were sold out days before the event.

He stressed out that students should show their full commitment and contribute whole-heartedly in their co-curricular activities in addition to their academic, such as in sports and games that they had chosen, for their good name and achievement, as well as of their college, university and family. He particularly praised Prima Dansa for their special dance performances during the evening, and added that the College will sponsor them to the upcoming Borneo Dance Festival 2018 expected to be held at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak if they fulfilled the priorities determined by the College. He reminded them that SIDMA College will also play as the host to the 2018 MASISWA games tournament, and he advised all parties to make the necessary preparation early and to make the College proud.

The glamorous event kicked off with a SIDMA Got Talent Competition whereby six finalists were shortlisted to showcase their aptitudes of singing and other talents during the evening. The participants were also awarded with sensational prizes and trophies. The contest ended with the following being awarded the winner of the show:

  1. Overall Winner        : Gretchene Quirina Salipa – “I Will Always Love You”- Whitney Houston
  2. Runner-up                : Michelle Kasianus – “Jagalah Diri”- Jaclyn Victor
  3. Second Runner-up   : Lesson Lawres  Jimun and Mikhael Bin Budi playing Doraemon & Gangnam Style Medley Acoustic on guitars

During the event, the following clubs and societies were awarded with “Outstanding Club and Society Award 2017”

No. Category Awards Name of Winning Team
1 Sports and Recreational Outstanding Club Unified Football & Futsal Club
2 Music, Art & Cultural Outstanding Club Unified Dance Club
3 Academic & Religious Outstanding Club Gabungan Mahasiswa
Mahasiswi Islam SIDMA
4 Best Club Organization Outstanding Club Unified Dance Club
5 Best Society
Organisation
Outstanding Society Unified Christian Fellowship Clu

To top it off, there were distinct performances from Dr Morni Hj Kambrie himself, Mr Arie Famree Sius (Chief Jury of SIDMA Got Talent Competition, Winner Sugandoi State Level 2010, Finalist of Bintang RTM 2012, KDM Idol 2013), as well as from SIDMA staff and students. SIDMA live band contributed to the relaxed and informal atmosphere where all the attendees were able to socialise and develop closer relationships among members of the different faculties.

Other captivating event of the night was the selection of prom king and queen for two categories i.e. staff and student; based on their attire and adherence to the theme of the night; Black and White. The panel of secret judges unanimously agreed the following to be crowned the prom king and queen of the 2017 SIDMA Annual Dinner.

  1. Staff Category
  1. Mr Khairul bin Anuar – Male
  2. Mdm Nor Ain binti Awang Damit@ Hassan – Female
  1. Student Category
  1. Mohd Ishmar Bin Mahmud – Male
  2. Nora Natasha Binti Bakari – Female

Overall, the crowd was very amused with the organisation of the dinner that have fulfilled both their appetites for food and entertainment. This celebration is intended as a way for the SIDMA to express their gratitude to both the staff and the students. It also meant to give time-out for the staff and students to set aside their task as well as assignment and enjoy together as a team with a “party”. It was really another perfect night to remember! Congratulations, to 2017-2018 SRC, STAD and overall organising committee.

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SIDMA College Conducted Hajj Simulation Programme for Kids

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

SIDMA College Kota Kinabalu through its Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi and around 13 staff of SIDMA College from various department have collaborated and conducted a Hajj Simulation programme for school children, particularly children of SIDMA College’s staff. The programme which was held on 26 November 2017 at SIDMA Atrium, was part of SIDMA’s Corporate Social Responsivities (CSR) to educate schooling children about the rite, performing Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.

The programme, which was also serve as an assignment for the kids during the 2017 Year-End school holidays, was to expose the children on the pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam Holiest City. The target group for the event are the children of Muslim staff of SIDMA College between the ages of 7-12 years old whereby around 30 of them have registered and successfully completed the simulation.

At SIDMA Atrium, simple replicas of building such as the Ka’ba, replica of Safa and Marwah hills, Hateem and Maqam Ibrahim that the kids will see in Mecca were constructed to enhance the ambience and fortify the simulation.

Uniquely, the children were also being taught on how to put Ihram Clothing for both boy and girl. For the boy’s garments, it is often consisted of two white un-hemmed sheets (usually towelling material) and are universal in appearance. The top (the riḍā) is draped over the torso and the bottom (the izār) is secured by a belt; plus a pair of sandals. Girl’s clothing is based on the women’s prayer outfit (telekung). The kids used the garment, as the white ihram clothing is intended to make everyone appear the same. In front of God there is no difference between a prince and a commoner when everyone is dressed equally. Ihram also contributes to a feeling of unity that pilgrims have when they are in the city of Mecca. They are all brothers and sisters joined to worship God.

The programme started as early as 8 am where the participants registered themselves before proceeding with the simple briefing and lecture on how to perform the Hajj that was delivered by Ustaz Hj Muchlis Ali Kassim, the Head of Persatuan Ulama’ Malaysia, Sabah Branch. At around 11.30 am, the practical session started. Most of the activities were conducted at the Atrium while the sa’ie, the running between Safa and Marwah as well as the stoning of the jamarāt [place of pebbles]“) were conducted at the basement of SIDMA College.

Around 1.30pm, after all the simulation of the ritual conducted during Hajj was completed, Ustaz Hj Muchlis give his review on the overall simulation and later on presented the certificate of completion to all the participants.

Dr. Morni, the Chairman of SIDMA College in giving his feedback on the programme praised the organiser that was headed by Mdm. Azizah Khalid Merican, CEO of SIDMA College and the Programme Director, Ustazah Noradilah binti Mohamaddia from the Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi. He said that the event which is a first for SIDMA College have shown positive and fruitful outcome to both the parents and children whereby Dr. Morni himself have registered his two young children to the programme and he conveyed his sincere thank you and appreciation notes especially to the organising committee. He said that he wish more similar religious activity will be conducted at SIDMA College.

For further details on the Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi classes or any future religious programme, you may contact Ustazah Noradilah at 088 – 732000 or email noradilah@sidma.edu.my.  As for information about various courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, you may browse SIDMA College Website, or like our Facebook Account. Potential students can also visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

Online registration for January 2018 intake is available. Please CLICK HERE

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Dr Morni Distributed Free School Uniforms to SIDMA Staff’s Children

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College) distributed school uniforms to all schooling (both primary and secondary schools) children of SIDMA staff. The event was held on 25 November 2017 at Student Lounge, SIDMA College.

72 excited SIDMA staff’s children, accompanied by their parents who were present during the event to receive the uniforms. For this year, each child was allocated two pairs of the school uniforms.

Dr Morni in his welcoming message, informed the parents and the children that the distribution of free uniforms to schooling children was part of what he has promised earlier during his 2017 Year End Mandate to all the staff during the recent Staff Day Out held at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Tuaran on 20-22 October 2017. During the event he promised to share part of his earning for the welfare of his staff, as part of his Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).

Meanwhile, Mdm. Azizah Khalid Merican, CEO of SIDMA College on behalf of all SIDMA staff humbly conveyed their sincere thank you and appreciation message to Dr Morni and his family for their generosity, caring and sharing attitude, as well as being concerned towards his staff wellbeing.

On behalf of all the staff, she too reassured Dr Morni that all the staff of SIDMA College will intensify their efforts in serving the college to the best of their abilities. “It gives us great pleasure to serve in this college, and to see our students reaching greater heights”, she said.

SIDMA College really appreciated the staffs’ efforts throughout the year in line with the College vision and mission; and together are looking forward for more successful years ahead.

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130 graduates receive scrolls at 4th SIDMA Convocation

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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KOTA KINABALU: Around 130 graduates from SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak received their Diploma in Early Childhood at the 4th SIDMA Convocation, last week.

Malaysian Early Childhood Education Programme advisor, Prof. Dr. Bustam Kambrie, praised the initiative taken by the SIDMA College to ensure that their students undergo ‘real work experience’ during their industrial training.

He also commended the college for ensuring that they have vast knowledge relevant to the industry in the 21st century.

SIDMA College has proven successful in improving its student’s excellence rates by combining conventional face-to-face lectures and implementing web-based support systems learning model practiced by lecturers and students, Dr Bustam added.

At the convocation, Melisa Goudi, a 28-year-old kindergarten teacher, was awarded The SIDMA 2017 Chairman’s Award.

She was cited for her diligence in getting through the course despite her being a full-time worker, wife and mother. Marlaleez Lisamary Marten, 23, who is pursuing her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at UNITAR International University Sabah, was awarded the 2017 Excellent Student Award.

Dr. Bustam said that the college was among prominent private higher education institutes which is equipped with up-to-date technical infrastructure and provided a conducive learning environment for its students.

“The Early Childhood Education field has the potential in contributing significantly to the human capital development in Malaysia,” he said.

The SIDMA Convocation was held at the Shangri-la Tanjong Aru Resort.

Also present were Chairman of SIDMA College, Dr. Morni Kambrie, Chief Executive Officer Azizah Khalid Merican, Marketing Development Director, Azalina Ngatimin, Finance Director, Hanizah Mohidin, lecturers and parents.

By JASON JACK EBIT.

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SIDMA College 4th Convocation Ceremony 2017

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

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A total of 130 graduates from SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak have received their Diploma of Early Childhood Education scrolls during the SIDMA 4th Convocation Ceremony in an atmosphere of pomp and grandeur. The grand ceremony which was held on Saturday, 18th November 2017 at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, was graced by Assoc. Prof Dr Bustam Kamri, a renowned Early Childhood Education Specialist in Malaysia.

The highlight of this year’s convocation was the presentation of the 2017 SIDMA Chairman’s Award to Madam Malisa Binti Goudi, a 28 years old kindergarten teacher. Despite being a working woman, she managed to perform exceptionally well by managing her time effectively and to remain focus on studies, as well as balancing her family life of being a wife and a mother with three (3) children; hence her sacrifice was well rewarded. During her studies she have demonstrated her exemplary effort in various co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Her ambition is to be an effective early childhood educator in a childcare centre of her own.

During the same ceremony, Ms. Marlaleez Lisamary Marten, a 23 years old students, currently continuing her Bachelor in Early Childhood Education at UNITAR International University Sabah Regional Centre was awarded the 2017 Top Student Award for demonstrating her outstanding academic performance throughout her studies. She got the highest CGPA from all other graduates as she have persistently stay focus and have strong determination to finish her diploma with the highest CGPA. Being the eldest among her siblings, she have to be the role model for her younger sibling. Apart from that, she believes that having good academic result will pave the way for a brighter future for herself and family.

Assoc. Prof Dr Bustam, in his officiating speech, praised SIDMA College for being one of the leading private higher learning institutions that is equipped with the latest technical infrastructure and thus providing conducive atmosphere for its students. He said that the adaptation and attention given on blended learning model practised at the college for its lecturer and student combining the conventional face-to-face lectures and the web-based support system proved to be successful in increasing the success rate of the students and their satisfaction with the delivery system. He applauded on the initiative taken by SIDMA College to immerse their students into the real working environment during their internship prior to their completion of studies which have produced marketable and relevant workforce much needed for the 21stcentury by the industries.

According to Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), SIDMA College which was first established in Sarawak since 1998, had broadened its wing to Sabah in 2002, which heralded the beginning of early childhood studies back in 2009, through its home-grown Diploma in Early in Early Childhood Education. Being in its 15th year of success, SIDMA College has produced marketable and promising graduates who are currently holding respectable position in various fields, both in the public and private sectors throughout the country. SIDMA College offers other programmes through its collaboration with UNITAR International University (UNITAR), and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)  in various field of studies tailored to complement and supplement the demand of the growing economic of Malaysia from diverse industries.

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah invites school leavers with SPM and STPM qualification or its equivalent to pursue their tertiary studies in any of the following programme below:

List of Programmes the college offers:

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

For more information about Early Childhood Education as well as other courses offered at SIDMA College, do browse SIDMA College Website or visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, Kota Kinabalu; or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020. Interested parties can also visit our SIDMA page at Facebook oSIDMA Website for enquiries and registration.

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SMK PITAS II Study Tour to SIDMA College

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

14th November 2017 was a memorable day for Form Four students of SMK Pitas II as they were given the opportunity to explore SIDMA COLLEGE, one of the leading private Institutions of Higher Learning in Sabah.

The trip which was headed by Mr Amran and assisted by 14 others teachers was planned to nurture, motivate and encourage the 112 participating Form Four students to strive harder for their 2018 SPM Examination, as well as to assist them to plan their future wisely, regarding the availability of tertiary education facilities available in Sabah.

Upon their arrival, the SMK Pitas II guests were welcomed by Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), Mr Terence Boyd Stephens (Acting Head, Student Affairs Department), representative from the Corporate Relations and Business Development, as well as members of the Student Representatives Council (SRC).

Prior to their campus tour, Dr Morni, a motivational speaker, in his welcoming speech highlighted to the students on the importance of achieving good grade during their upcoming SPM Examination. He reminded the students to put in extra effort during their Form Five session in order to score good grade in their SPM next year.

On what’s next after their SPM, Dr Morni advised them to pursue their aspiration and maximise their potentials to enable them to further their tertiary education in their field of interest that will lead them to the top of their dreamt career. He also shared the various opportunities and options available for them to choose from, and advised them to seek further explanation and consent from their parents and school counsellors. They can also consult SIDMA’s very own Counsellor, Ms Melissa Marcus Molijol (088-732 000) for more information.

Mr Rudy Barnabas and staff from the Corporate Relations and Business Development department as well as from the Student Affairs department later introduced to the guests on SIDMA’s background, conducive facilities available as well courses offered. Various motivational activities were also conducted during the session.

During the session, the guests were given the opportunity to enter the gymnasium, Resource Centre, IT Laboratory, lectures and tutorial rooms and all other facilities available at SIDMA College.

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah invites school leavers with SPM and STPM qualification or its equivalent to pursue their tertiary studies in any of the following programme below:

List of Programmes that SIDMA College offers:

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

For more information about courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, you may browse SIDMA College Website, or like our Facebook Account. Potential students can also visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

Online registration is available. Please CLICK HERE

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One-Off Yayasan Sabah Financial Aid for SIDMA October New Students

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Fifty Six new students from among those who have registered to further their tertiary education at SIDMA College and UNITAR International University Sabah Regional Centre for the Semester September/October 2017 had their application for the special One-Off Financial Assistance from Yayasan Sabah Group approved recently.

Personnel from SIDMA College Sabah Finance Department have assisted some of the students to collect their RM500 in cash from Yayasan Sabah on the 10th November 2017. Some of the students who did not join the group yesterday have voluntarily chosen a different time to collect their financial aid.

An initiative that was introduced by Datuk Sapawi Hj Ahmad the Director of Yayasan Sabah since last year whereby during the year 2016, similar amount of cash was disbursed to Ronald Piat, a June 2016 first semester student from SIDMA College Sabah.

According to Datuk Sapawi during the launching last year, the RM500 One-Off Financial Assistance form Yayasan Sabah Group is only reserved and will only be approved for first semester students in an Institution of Higher Learning who are from deprived families as the financial aids is meant to relief them of their financial burden especially upon them proceeding to further their tertiary education in an institution of higher learning.

For more information about the Yayasan Sabah One Off financial assistance or any other financial aid available for existing and new students, you may enquire from Madam Nadia Abdullah at SIDMA College Finance Department.  For the Yayasan Sabah one-off, completed application form need to be sent the following address for their approval

Aras 4, Menara Tun Mustapha,

Unit Tajaan (Biasiswa)

Yayasan Sabah

88813 Teluk Likas.

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Heartiest Congratulations to our 2017 SIDMA-CUCMS Graduates

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), Madam Azlina Ngatimin (Director, Public Relations and Business Development), Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO),  Head and Managers of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College extend their sincere and heartiest congratulations to the third batch of SIDMA – Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) graduates who have received their scrolls on 01 November 2017 at Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC), Shah Alam, Selangor.

Dr Morni and SIDMA Board of Management who were indeed very pleased with the ceremony, noted that the 120 graduates from Sabah who have just received their scrolls represent the third batch of students jointly recruited by SIDMA and CUCMS after the successful signing of the Academic Collaboration Agreement between Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences and SIDMA College, and endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, at Putrajaya on 27 June 2012.

Madam Azizah Khalid Merican, who represented SIDMA College during the 8th CUCMS Convocation Ceremony, was indeed happy and glad to announce that these students have shown their determination to work hard, willing to sacrifice, and able to complete their studies with good standings.

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

Interestingly, during this session of convocation, graduate from Sabah, Kevin Lo won the Industrial Award among all other graduates. Kevin is a graduates for the Diploma in Paramedic Science and is actively involved with Malaysian Red Crescent Society (PBSM) in Sabah and was an outstanding student both academically and extracurricularly. This is the second time that SIDMA CUCMS graduates have received such Award, the first one was Logiman J. Gamad also a graduates in Diploma in Paramedic Science. This is clearly evidence of the academic and extracurricular excellence that SIDMA College is aiming for its students.

Madam Azizah also took the opportunity to express her appreciations and thanks to all the graduates family, relatives, lecturers, friends as well as to all who shared their pride and joy of the graduates success; for their understanding, sacrifice and support them during their studies at the college. She too advised these graduates to show the gratefulness to their parents, relatives, teachers and friends; particularly to those who have contributed and brought these graduates to their present level.

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) established in 2005, and located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia’s first smart city; is a top-tier healthcare university in Malaysia as reflected in the latest Malaysia Qualification Agency’s SETARA ratings, which has accorded CUCMS a Tier 5 (Excellent) rating on par with leading public universities in Malaysia.

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

SIDMA College, through such collaborative agreement with CUCMS is currently offering only Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

For more information about DOSH at SIDMA College, please call Madam Florida Suzanie Subing at SIDMA College Kota Kinabalu, or call our hotline @ 088-732 000 or 088-732 020. Interested parties can also visit SIDMA Website or SIDMA page at Facebook for enquiries and registration.

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