Yayasan Sarawak, UTS forge maritime education collaboration with MMASB and ALAM

(From left) Dr Hamdan, Eddie, Mersal and Jolly photographed during the MOU signing ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 23, 2024.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23: Yayasan Sarawak and University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) have inked two memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd (MMASB) and Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) today, marking the initiation of maritime education in East Malaysia and aiming to nurture a skilled maritime workforce.

According to a press release issued by ALAM, the academy which is operated and managed by MMASB will contribute its expertise in curriculum development, training methodologies and industry connections to ensure the highest standards of maritime education are delivered.

Meanwhile, Yayasan Sarawak and UTS bring valuable local knowledge and academic resources to the partnership. Through their involvement, the collaboration aims to address the specific needs and challenges of the maritime industry in Sarawak, fostering economic growth and sustainability in the region.


The key provisions of the strategic partnership include joint organisational activities, exchange of information and expertise, collaborative research, student and staff exchange programmes, alternative academic pathways and alignment with the Sarawak Government’s initiatives.

The MoU between MMASB and Yayasan Sarawak was signed by MMASB chief executive officer Eddie Ahmad Khodzali and Yayasan Sarawak director Mersal Abang Rosli. The witnesses of the signing were ALAM chief executive Dr Hamdan Suhaimi and Yayasan Sarawak’s assistant director (Corporate) Jolly Marikan.

Meanwhile, the MOU between ALAM and UTS was signed by Dr Hamdan and UTS deputy vice chancellor (Academic) Prof Ir Dr Mohammad Shahril Osman. The witnesses of the signing were ALAM deputy chief executive Dr Capt Manivannan and UTS Corporate Administration officer Mohd Ian Daim Mahmud.

The MOU will be effective from the date of its execution for a period of three years. — DayakDaily