By Sitti Nor Azizah Talata
PENAMPANG: Private colleges and universities in Sabah are invited to relocate to Penampang district.
Minister for International Trade and Industry, Datuk Darell Leiking said the district can be a new education hub for Sabah if more private colleges and universities can relocate to Penampang.
He said, if a given area has universities and colleges, then this will increase the number of people who are involved with the process of teaching and learning.
“By having more private colleges and universities in the Penampang, the parents can opt not to send their children to further their studies far away, thus generating potential cost savings in the process.
“I know for a fact that there are many successful managers and corporate leaders who studied at private institutions and they are equally good,” he said in his speech at the launch of the “SIDMA GOES LIVE” event which was organised by SIDMA College which is located at Jalan Bundusan, Penampang here.
His speech was read by his Political Secretary Pritchard Arthur Gumbaris.
In his speech, Darell commended and thanked the management of SIDMA College for relocating to Penampang from its original city campus which was at Jalan Lintas.
According to Darell, if any private education provider, be it college or university level are willing to relocate to Penampang, he is willing to meet them and invite the relevant authorities along, such as the District Officer or District Council so that they can lend whatever assistance necessary to make it easier for them to relocate.
The highlight of the event was the Mobile Legend Competition which was participated by 30 teams and won by the famous Borneo Dragon team, who walked away with the RM1,000 prize. – SabahNewsToday