UNIMAS Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi delivering his talk on the Borneo Leadership Talk Series "Unimas Strategic Leadership Towards Excellence".

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) is ready to welcome its students back.

Its vice-chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said priority would be given to final-year medical students and foundation students.

“Early next month, less than 1000 students will return to the campus. 

“They include medical students who are required to take part in clinical tasks and practical training at hospitals in Kuching and Sibu,” he told reporters after delivering his talk during the Borneo Leadership Talk Series 2020 programme held at the Unimas campus on Thursday morning (July 9).

 Highlighting that the university was complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government, Mohamad Kadim said international students would only be allowed to enter the campus after getting the approval of the Immigration Department.

“Students, who need to head back to Unimas from abroad, must contact our Unimas Global, the entity managing international student affairs.

“We need to be careful because our International students come from 52 countries.

“These include countries where the pandemic is on the rise now. Thus, it is important for us to monitor our international students,” he stressed.