Sabah govt supports PTPL College to provide better qualification


KOTA KINABALU: Another 310 students from the PTPL College, Sabah branch received their certificates and diplomas from Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman at the college’s 11th graduation ceremony, here yesterday.

Of the number, 274 received their diplomas including in Medical Laboratory technology, Management, and Accountancy, while 36 received certificates in Health Science, and Business Management, and Electrical Engineering and Electronics, among others.

Musa said the state government would constantly support PTPL College in its endeavour to provide better qualification to Sabahans.

“We want more Sabahans to be able to continue their studies so that they can fulfil industry needs and therefore contribute to the labour force in Sabah,” he said.

Musa also encouraged the graduates to enhance their qualification to a higher level such as pursuing a degree at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) or at the Management and Science University (MSU) of which PTPL is a collegiate.

According to PTPL College president Prof Dato Wira Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, the college’s 10 branches throughout the country had produced a total of 13,000 graduates to date.

“Ninety-five per cent of our graduates managed to obtain employment within six months after graduating,” he said.

He said one of the main factors was that the courses offered by the college were relevant to industry needs.

Meanwhile, seven outstanding students received the President’s Special Award — Rabbiatul Adawiyah Amil Bangsa (Dip Management), Salasiah Mohd Ali and Norfazalina Abdurakman (Dip Medical Lab Technology), Myerulakiza Amat Yusop (Dip Information Technology), Ronald Yap (Dip Electrical Engineering and Electronic), Parwin Bibi Mohd Samad (Dip Accountancy) and Craig Abel Michael (Dip Hospitality Management and Tourism). — Bernama