Over 4,000 graduates feted at 24th UMS Convocation from today

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 4,298 graduates of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will receive their scrolls at the 24th UMS Convocation ceremony to be held for three days from today.
UMS vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Kasim Mansor said the graduates would include 3,798 receiving their bachelor’s degree, master’s degree( 271) and doctorate (92).
There will also be 73 diploma graduates and 64 post-diploma graduates, he said, adding that all the graduates completed their studies this year.
“The number of doctorate recipients, which is 92 this year, is the highest at a UMS convocation ceremony,” he told Bernama.
He said 126 international graduates, including from Japan, China, Korea, Brunei, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Chad, Gabon, India, Mozambique, the Philippines and Timor-Leste, would also be among the graduates.
We also have 14 people with disabilities (PwDs) receiving their scrolls at this convocation,  and the first batch of 24 graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree in Oil and Gas from the Faculty of Engineering. he added.
The UMS convocation ceremony will be held in six sessions, with the first session involving the presentation of the scrolls to the graduates by the Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, who is UMS chancellor, and the other sessions, by UMS pro-chancellor Tan Sri Azman Hashim and Kasim, himself.
 Attendees at the convocation ceremony, including graduates, their parents and guardians, as well as the UMS staff, are encouraged to always wear face mask, especially when there are in the hall.


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