SIDMA College, UNITAR International University Sabah Regional Centre, Kota Kinabalu organised an Oath-taking ceremony on 28 April 2016 to welcome new students joining its 2016 intake. The event was held at the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association Hongkod Koisaan (Unity) Hall, Penampang.
The ceremonial occasion was organised by Centre for Student Development and the Student Representative Council (SRC) to enable the new (SIDMA, UNITAR and CUCMS Sabah) students formally promised and pledged the oath script to commit to the ethical practices, be active and responsible students of SIDMA College, UNITAR International University Sabah Regional Centre, Kota Kinabalu; and abide by all the rules and regulations of the college and the respective Universities.
Other than instilling a culture of excellence among these students, the ceremony was important and meaningful as it acknowledged these new students as responsible citizens of SIDMA College.
The Oath-taking was led by student Riszman Shah and Esther Augustine, and followed by all the 2016 new students. Their pledge was read before Honourable Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman, SIDMA Board of Director), Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director), Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO), Mr. Lim Chin Tong (Registrar), Mr David Tiongin Lumbok (BOG), Managers, Heads of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah.
Dr Morni in his keynote speech welcomed and congratulated these students for selecting SIDMA College, UNITAR and CUCMS Sabah as the platform for their tertiary education. SIDMA College has been very focused on its purpose to address the local human capital needs in the 21st century; providing opportunities for students to apply 21st century skills across content areas, as well as the integration of community resources beyond college compound; as it views its responsibility of shaping the minds of the young, the intellectual leaders of tomorrow very seriously.
SIDMA College has been appointed as UNITAR International University Regional Centre for Sabah since 2002, and has since been working very closely with UNITAR Main Campus, Kelana Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan; an university with its strong and significant network of academic collaborations with both the academic and corporate as well as industrial partners throughout the world to offer challenging study programmes which are professionally aligned with these major industry players both nationally and internationally; and (SIDMA College) has been producing marketable and successful graduates.
He too, reminded the students that to study is never easy; but at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah is equipped with some of the world class facilities and is one of the first private institutions of higher learning in Sabah to introduce e-learning; a hybrid model that combines the conventional face-to-face meetings with lecturers and tutors, and the internet-based support systems that provide continuous interaction among students, tutors and lecturers. Facilities such as UNIEC (UNITAR Education Core) for UNITAR Sabah students and SLMS (Student Learning Management System) for the SIDMA and CUCMS students is yet to be offered by many institutions of higher learning in Sabah.
Dr Morni urged the students to make full use of the opportunity given to them and gain as much knowledge as possible. They need to fulfil their roles and duties with commitment and sincerity. He also encouraged them to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their ability; and to uphold their principle and philosophy that they too can learn and be successful via SIDMA College, UNITAR and CUCMS Sabah to enable them to excel in their chosen field in the future.
During the oath-taking ceremony, graduate Vivian Ginieve Jusking (Bachelor of Hospitality Management) who excelled during their studies with CGPA of 3.84, received their Academic Excellence Award in the form of certificate and cash from the college. The awards were presented to the recipient by SIDMA Chairman, Dr Morni.
Dr. Mormi, Puan Azlina, Puan Azizah, Managers and Heads of Departments and the new students, on their arrival at Hongkod Koisaan Hall were warmly greeted by Centre for Student Development officials and the Student Representative Council. Later they were entertained by a special dance performance from SIDMA Dance Club, Prima Dansa. The ceremony concluded with a note of thanks by the SRC representative and the singing of the “Keranamu Malaysia” as a whole group, followed by high-tea provided for all.
SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah which prides itself as an outstanding provider of various affordable and accredited academic programmes at Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate levels; with diverse discipline of studies including Business Administration, Management, Early Childhood Studies, Education, Communication, Tourism & Hospitality and more. Such programmes are approved by the Malaysian Education Ministry and meeting the high standards required by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
SIDMA College own home-grown academic programme, Diploma in Early Childhood Development, is designed to suit Form Five and Form Six school leavers, as well as Early Childhood Teachers to improve their pedagogical and teaching skills as well as to attain higher academic qualifications in their profession.
SIDMA College also collaborate with Cyberjaya College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) to offer Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health; and Diploma in Paramedic Science.
School leavers with results in the SPM, STPM or its equivalent are invited to pursue tertiary studies at SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah. SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah June 2016 intake is now in progress (till 13 June 2016), and eligible students are encouraged to take opportunity to enrol with the college.
For more information about courses offered, please clicked on SIDMA College Website. Online registration is available by clicking HERE.
Potential students can also call the college @ 088-732 000 or 732 020 or fax us at 088-732 015 or 732 019.
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