700 enrolled at Politeknik Kuching


KUCHING: Around 700 new students enrolled at Politeknik Kuching Sarawak (PKS) for the first semester of the 2022/2023 session.

PKS director Hikmatullah Hajid Ahmad Khan said 90 per cent of those enrolled were Sarawakians while the rest were from Malaya and Sabah.

PKS director Hikmatullah Hajid Ahmad Khan dilivering his speech. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

“We offered admission letters to potential students, but they were rejected perhaps due to other offers.

“Therefore, we will roll out another round of admission offer to meet the recruitment target of more than 1,000 students because the number so far has yet to meet the desired capacity,” he said at the closing ceremony of Minggu Suai Kenal for the new students at Dewan Jubli Perak, Politeknik Kuching, yesterday.

Hikmatullah said the students are very lucky to be part of PKS as the educators are very dedicated.

“Our lecturers are all dedicated and committed to producing quality graduates.

“In fact, we also received many offers from various industries to work together. Through this collaboration, graduates have the potential to enter the workforce,” he added.

He said that the level of marketability of PKS students to work is also encouraging.

“Based on a survey, 96 out of 100 students managed to get a job after graduation.

“In fact, the other four per cent of those who are not working can actually obtain a job but refuse due to certain factors,” he said.

In the meantime, Hikmatullah called on the students to take advantage of the opportunities available and work hard to succeed and make their parents proud.

He also revealed that PKS will introduce its Menu RM3.50 programme in the institution’s cafes and eateries as PKS stresses three K’s (Keselamatan (Safety); Keselesaan (Comfort) and Kebajikan (Welfare) which help ease the burden of underprivileged students.

New students taking oath at the closing ceremony of Minggu Suai Kenal for the new students at Dewan Jubli Perak, Politeknik Kuching, yesterday. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

998 UiTM graduands receive scrolls

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A total of 998 graduands received their degree and diploma scrolls at the 94th UiTM Sarawak convocation yesterday (September 26). UiTM Sarawak rector,...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Neighbours’ quick action saves house from fire

SARIKEI: Swift actions by neighbours succeeded in saving two...

Slight decline in reported cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a total of 658 COVID-19 cases...

Students urged to master multiple languages

SIBURAN: Students have been encouraged to master various languages...

Rep assures villagers of development projects

SARATOK: Every application for infrastructure projects will be taken...

Poor weather hampers search for missing fisherman

MUKAH: Inclement weather hampered the fifth day of the...

Sarawak records 45 deaths from rabies since 2017

KUCHING: All 32 immune belt enforcement teams (IBET) will...

Council cracks whip on used cooking oil 

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) will be taking stern...

Three week controlled release of water from Bakun

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy is commencing its seasonal controlled release...

Rabies epidemic manageable but vigilance must remain

KUCHING: The number of rabies cases in Sarawak is...

Driver injured as 4WD rams tree

MIRI: A 42 year-old man suffered injuries to his...

Snake caught in hospital

BETONG: A hospital employee was shocked to discover a...

Concert combines music, animation, short film

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A prominent local band, At Adau, has...