Students can apply online now to UMS for July 2009 intake

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Students can apply online now to UMS for July 2009 intake

9th January, 2009

KOTA KINABALU : Universiti Malaysia Sabah Registrar,Abdullah Hj Mohd Said has informed that applications for the various courses for its July intake is now open to qualified candidates.

“The application process begins this month but courses for SPM and STPM school leavers will only be opened next month.

“It can be done online and all the applicants need to do is buy a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at the nearest Bank Simpanan Nasional that costs RM11 each,” he said.

“We have 13 schools with 60 programmes which among others include medicine,psychology,engineering,arts and commerce.

“We also have two schools at our international campus in Labuan,” he told reporters after the launch of the registrar department’s web portal,which was held in conjunction with UMS Meet-the-Clients Day here yesterday.

He said UMS hoped the programmes would help to produce more highly qualified and skilled human resource of the highest level.

The university targets more Sabahans to enrol at UMS in pursuit of higher education.

In another development,Abdullah said UMS was also in the process of recruiting more qualified staff to hold various academic and non-academic posts.

UMS has some 100 job vacancies that have attracted more than 24,000 applicants.

All applications will be screened to ensure only the most qualified are selected to help the university in its quest for excellence,said Abdullah.

“At present,we have a total of 1,605 staff and over 600 of them are in the academic division while the rest are non-academic.

“The number of academic staff is quite sufficient but we plan to recruit more so as to be able to provide better service in that department,” Abdullah added. – JOSEPH JUPIOL.

Sources: New Sabah Times.

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