Ready to welcome students back

Community College and Polytechnic Education Department Deputy Director General (Planning) Dr. Zubaidah Aman. Photo: Ramidi Subari

BAU: Polytechnic Kuching, Community College Kuching, and Mas Gading Community College are ready to open their doors to students for the 2021/2022 session, said Dr Zubaidah Aman.

The Deputy Director-General of the Community College and Polytechnic Education Department made the announcement after inspecting the implementation of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) at the three educational institutions.

“I was informed all the staff and students of Mas Gading Community College have been fully vaccinated while at the other two institutions, 96 percent of the staff and students have been fully inoculated.

“This shows that these institutions are ready and serious in welcoming the students back on campus,” she said on Tuesday (Oct 26) during her inspection of the implementation of Covid-19 SOPs at Mas Gading Community College in Bau.

Commenting further,  Zubaidah added that Mas Gading Community College was expecting  87 students who would be pursuing the Certificate in Landscape and Certificate in Information Technology.

“The admission of these students will be done in stages starting from November 1. They will be given Covid-19 test kits which were provided by the Ministry of Higher Education upon entering.

“I hope that there will be no more Covid-19 cases among the students here and that they will be excited about coming back to campus,” she said.

She disclosed that the students would  undergo hybrid learning, namely, have  virtual as well as physical classes.

Zubaidah shared that Polytechnic Kuching, Community College Kuching  and Mas Gading Community College  had produced over 90 percent marketable graduates since 2019.

“The institutions have a high marketable rate due to their focus  on hands-on skills.

“The students learn and master the practical skills accordingly. With this rate, I hope  they are able to utilise the skills  they have learnt and work or open their own businesses after   graduating,” she said.

Zubaidah (right) speaking at a press conference. On the left is Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading Bau Director Shirley Philip. Photo: Ramidi Subari