SIBU, April 25: In the future, students of University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) will be able to continue their studies at other prominent universities such as Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak and Curtin University Malaysia, as well as foreign universities.
According to UTS board of directors chairman Datuk Dr Annuar Rapaee today, this is possible due to the establishment of a collaboration between UTS and other universities.
Dr Annuar, who is also the Deputy Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development pointed out that a proposal has been presented to hold a quality basic studies programme at UTS where students can be accepted to continue their studies at other universities.
“I will contact the universities in a little while to discuss collaboration in creating the foundation programme (so UTS students can be accepted by other universities) ,” he told reporters at his Hari Raya open house today.
Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and his entourage also made a Raya visit to Dr Annuar at his residence.
Earlier at a Raya open house with Sibu community at Dewan Lakis, Abang Johari said Dr Annuar has worked with him in coming out with a new model to help poor Bumiputera children continue their tertiary education.
“Finally last year, we had a special Sarawak Foundation programme to help our Bumiputera children and finally the number of our children who continue their studies at UTS has increased,” he said.
Abang Johari stressed the government under his leadership will continue to try to get more income for Sarawak so that it can be channeled to the Sarawak Foundation to help more of these children.
Abang Johari was accompanied by his wife Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang during his visit to Dr Annuar’s open house.
In the entourage were Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Office (Law, MA63 and State-Federal Relations) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali. — DayakDaily