KUCHING: It was a smooth registration for new students of the December 2020 session of Politeknik Metro Betong Sarawak (PMBS).
The successful and safe registration process last Monday was done by its Student Affairs Department assisted by a special committee and the PMBS Student Council.
The entire process was conducted systematically and swiftly with very strict compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
An isolation centre was prepared and administered by the Koperasi PMBS committee members to house incoming students from red zones in Sarawak while they awaited their PCR test results before being allowed to move to their respective rented rooms.
Meanwhile, all briefings planned for the Student Transformation Week were held online via Microsoft Teams, summed up with a special message by PMBS director Suhaili Aleh on Thursday.
He said both hard and soft skills should be given emphasis in the teaching and learning process to ensure marketability and entrepreneurial ability among PMBS graduates.
In addition, he said polytechnics were not only a place for students to embark on their educational journey, but they should also develop their skills and personalities, which in turn might help them to grow into respectable individuals in the future.
PMBS invited a representative from the Betong District Heath Office, assistant medical officer Rahynold Rehengia Gagat, to provide some input on the current situation with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the vaccination programme which kicked off recently.
Apart from that, a safety briefing was also conducted by Vincent Baling Yabi, the officer in-charge of the Betong District Fire and Rescue Station.