Photo above: The new UMS-KAL students are seen with UMS top management.
September 8, 2016
LABUAN – The new students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus (UMS-KAL) were urged to master the English language to enable them to understand better the lesson in class.
The chairman of UMS Board of Directors, Tun Zaki Tun Azmi (pic) in his recent visit to the campus here spoke in front of the over 600 new students that the English would be used mostly in the teaching and learning session by the lecturers in class.
Besides English, he also encouraged the students to learn and master other international languages such as Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic and others.
“When we know many languages, it will be an advantage for us to interact with the international community,” he said.
Speaking further he reminded the students to focus in their academic excellence.
“Three to four years in UMS-KAL, you must focus and be serious in dealing with the challenges either in academic or in your daily life.
“When we already achieved the good result, we should never feel satisfied instead of striving to make it better and better.
“The future job market is requiring the students to not only competing with the domestic students, but with the international ones,” he said, adding that the students must have high self-confidence in asking questions and expressing their views in class according to their position as high-educated students.
Meanwhile, Zaki pointed out that the students must study hard to get their scrolls to serve the nation, whilst reminding them to take care of the campus’ image and their family’s honour those were hoping for their academic success.
He did also share his experience as a judge and expressed his view about the current and future economic situation of this country.
Also present were the vice chancellor of UMS, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah, his deputy for student affairs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali, UMS registrar, No’man Datuk Hj. Ahmad and the director of UMS-KAL, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murnizam Hj. Halik,