UUM ready to cooperate with Yayasan Sarawak to develop State’s education sector

Mersal (seated) signing a guestbook during his visit to UUM recently. Also seen is Dr Haim (left).

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KUCHING, Dec 1: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is ready to cooperate with Yayasan Sarawak to develop the State’s education sector.

UUM in a statement today said the cooperation involves programmes such as ‘Mentor’, ‘Duta’, ‘Pemikir’, ‘Bijak’, ‘Mekar’, ‘Ikhlas’, ‘Emas’, ‘Kecemerlangan Pelajar’, ‘Paksi’ and many others.

UUM vice-chancellor Prof Dr Haim Hilman Abdullah during a recent meeting with Yayasan Sarawak director Mersal Abang Rosli, who is also an UUM alumni, invited Yayasan Sarawak to cooperate with the university in various aspects.

According to Dr Haim, apart from sponsoring or donating scholarships, the university is also willing to make available accommodation blocks or rooms sponsored by the foundation for the convenience of children from the State.

“In addition, the university is also ready to open up opportunities in the Ikhlas (Institut Kajian Halatuju dan Agenda Strategik) programme to form strategic cooperation in aspects of research, consultation, publication, training and more.

“We are also ready to organise programmes involving the participation of school students from Sarawak [visiting] this campus, especially during the school holidays,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mersal said the cooperation will provide Yayasan Sarawak with the opportunity to develop the education sector as suggested by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“We are very pleased with the offers made by Dr Haim which is not only for students who are continuing their studies here, but also offer opportunities to Sarawakian students or those who are working to organise a programme together or even continue their studies at a great management university,” he added.

During the meeting, Yayasan Sarawak also donated RM10,000 for students in UUM to carry out their activities. — DayakDaily