KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) received RM1,191,500 fund from the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) for the National Economic Regeneration Plan (PENJANA) KPT- Professional Certificate (PACE) Phase 3 in this year.
Its vice chancellor, professor Datuk Dr. Kasim Mansor said, of that amount, RM376,000 is used on Food Safety Assurance Program Course and Halal Executive Training Course under the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition (FSMP) UMS.
“A total of RM590,000 is for the organization of the 360 Real Estate Advance Professional Course
Program (360 Reap) and Safety and Health Coordinator Course (OSH-C) at Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting (FPEP).
“While another program under the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FKI) UMS, Android Certified Associate Developer (ACAD) has successfully received funds amounting to RM108,000,” he said in a statement here.
As for the remaining funds, it is for two courses held at Faculty of Engineering (FKJ) such as the Level 1 Lubrication Technician Machinery Competency Course received funds amounting to RM67,500 while the Construction Site Safety Supervisor Course received as much as RM50,000.
“We are very grateful to the KPT for continuing to give us trust and recognition to UMS for implementing empowering students’ soft skills further increase the marketability of graduates,” he said.
For the record, PENJANA KPT-PACE is a government initiative through KPT for improving skills, strengthening competence and marketability of final year students and 2022 graduates through professional certification.
Its implementation is managed by the Center for Career and Student Entrepreneurship Development
(PKPKP) UMS under the supervision of the director, Prof. Associate Dr. Soon Singh Bikar Singh.