Saturday, December 7

Unimas supports Gen Y by providing modern facilities

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WELCOME: The February intake of students in a photo call after the oath taking ceremony.

WELCOME: The February intake of students in a photo call after the oath taking ceremony.

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) supports ‘Generation Y’ which is key to the pursuit of a developed nation by 2020 by providing modern facilities at its campus here.

Its vice-chancellor Professor Datuk D Khairuddin Abdul Hamid said they believed an environment conducive to learning could affect a graduate’s success.

“For 22 years, Unimas has worked hard to design the campus so that it looks contemporary and modern to suit students’ need and comfort.

“We cannot apply methods of 30 years ago because ‘Generation Y’ now has a different approach and needs,” he said at the ‘Students Oath Ceremony’ for the February intake students yesterday.

Unimas has recently achieved a ranking of 161 out of 170 universities in East Asia for its method application.

“There are more than 10,000 universities in Asia and we have achieved the 161st placing out of 170. For a young university like Unimas, this is really meaningful,” he added.

At the same time, he said Sarawak being part of Borneo Island with more than 30 ethnic groups provided students with the chance to go through many new experiences during their time in Unimas.

“A total of 137 students have registered with us and another 100 will register later,” he said.

The February intake also includes eight per cent international students from Germany, China, Fiji and Bangladesh, he added.

Unimas deputy vice-chancellor (student affairs) Professor Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman, library head Margaret Simeng and Yang Dipertua student representative for Unimas 2012/13 Mohd Zulshafiq Abdul Wahab were also present.

A student, Mohd Azizul Hafiz Mohd Zakuwan led the oath taking.