Tegas delegation visits Kuching Polytechnic

PKS director Jamaliah Ahmad (right) presents a souvenir to Awangku Merali while PKS deputy director (Academic) Samsudin Mohd Saleh looks on.

KUCHING: Sarawak Kuching Polytechnic (PKS) received a courtesy call from a Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas) delegation, led by its chief operating officer Awangku Merali Pengiran Mohamed, today.

The purpose of the courtesy call was to discuss joint ventures in implementing i-Lab.  

In its press statement, the polytechnic also revealed that 81.09 percent or 3,563 students cast their votes in the recent PKS campus election (PRK).  

“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the election was conducted online through the Polytechnic Information Management System (SPMP). Awang Akbar Awang Mualana, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering student, won the most votes for the Student Representative Council (MPP) post for the December 2020 session.

“Awang Akbar defeated six other candidates by garnering 672 votes. Najla Amat Sah, a Diploma in Geomatics student, won with the second highest number of votes at 412 while Simon Peter, a Diploma in Building Services student, came in third with 369 votes,” said the polytechnic.

It added that Kashmira Pandy, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering student, won the MPP bureau chair (department chair) with 413 votes followed by Muhammad Qianu Aminullah (244 votes) and Izzabel Conrad (215 votes).

“The main purpose of the MPP election was to educate our students on the importance of elections for the stability of the country.

“The PKR polling day also saw the election for seven general seats with 15 candidates contesting for the super council member posts. The election for the 21 sector/department seats attracted 38 candidates,” said the polytechnic.