SIDMA College Semester June 2017 New Students Completed their EEP. Print
Monday, 31 July 2017 14:20

The Semester June 2017 English Enhancement Programme (EEP) for SIDMA College student was recently completed. Although the programme was being conducted during SIDMA College 7 weeks short semester, the 67 new students who were selected to participate in the EEP managed to complete their 28 contact hours of “ACE English” programme; a specially tailor-made English Enhancement  Programme to improve student’s academic English skills. It focuses on improving the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing through engaging and interactive lessons both in and out of the classroom environment.

SIDMA College’s EEP is fully funded by SIDMA College through Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman SIDMA College) Corporate Social Responsibilities’ (CSR) and was conducted with the collaboration by various departments such as the Students Affair Department (STAD), Property Administration Department (PAD), Finance Department, Information Technology and Media Department, Academic Department and others.

Madam Jenifah Abdullah, a former Senior English Language Officer with the Sabah State Education Department, who has the privilege to attend and has conducted numerous intensive English Language Teaching and Learning courses at state, national and international level during her past 38 years of services; has been hand-picked by SIDMA Board of Management to develop various study modules for the programme. For this June 2017 semester students, she added outdoor learning environment whereby students were given opportunities to use English in informal setting outside the classroom, such as while in the college’s bus, in the Sabah State Museum, shopping malls, and more.

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman, SIDMA College) who was the guest of honour during the Closing and Certificate Presentation Ceremony, was amazed by the presentation put forth by the participants of the programme. A video recording of some of the activities conducted were recorded and shown during the ceremony and Dr Morni praised the students for their effort to use English, but advised them that they should be more careful in using words which they don’t really understand or has no related meaning. No proper learning will take place if they simply speak the English word just because they have to complete the programme and ignore it after completing it. Overall, he praised them for their effort to try to use English, but they need to maximise on their understanding on the meaning from their English usage.

He took the opportunity to thank the various departments who have collaborated and contributed to ensure the successful implementation of the programmes which indirectly assisted our students’ learning and thus elevate the good name of the college for producing graduates with high proficiency of English.

Dr Morni particularly praised Madam Jenifah for her willingness and readiness to share her experiences and knowledge with the college students and he hoped that the students will find the importance of mastering the fluency of English which indirectly will also encourage their future studies and learning to use English more frequently and in a correct manner.

Earlier, Madam Jenifah, in her welcoming address thanked the various managers, particularly Mr Terence B Stephen (STAD), Madam Nancy Pishori (PAD), Mr Iwan (IT), Madam Rukidah (Finance), and Mr Louis Jais (Academic) for the collaboration on ensuring the success of the programme despite it being held during short semester. She also congratulated the students for their commitment to improve their English and performance well in this college.

Christer Munlook, student representative, on behalf of all the students conveyed their sincere appreciation to Madam Puan Jenifah for her time, effort and her personal contributions to motivate their English mastery. On behalf of the students he too hope that there will be a continuation on advance English courses for them to further improve their English usage.

Also present during the closing ceremony were Puan Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) and Mr Louis Jais (Academic Manager).

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By Jenifah Abdullah and Teo Eng Seng,

SIDMA College City Campus,


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