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SIDMA College 4th Convocation Ceremony 2017

A total of 130 graduates from SIDMA College Sabah and Sarawak have received their Diploma of Early Childhood Education scrolls during the SIDMA 4th Convocation Ceremony in an atmosphere of pomp and grandeur. The grand ceremony which was held on Saturday, 18th November 2017 at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, was graced by Assoc. Prof Dr Bustam Kamri, a renowned Early Childhood Education Specialist in Malaysia.

The highlight of this year’s convocation was the presentation of the 2017 SIDMA Chairman’s Award to Madam Malisa Binti Goudi, a 28 years old kindergarten teacher. Despite being a working woman, she managed to perform exceptionally well by managing her time effectively and to remain focus on studies, as well as balancing her family life of being a wife and a mother with three (3) children; hence her sacrifice was well rewarded. During her studies she have demonstrated her exemplary effort in various co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Her ambition is to be an effective early childhood educator in a childcare centre of her own.

During the same ceremony, Ms. Marlaleez Lisamary Marten, a 23 years old students, currently continuing her Bachelor in Early Childhood Education at UNITAR International University Sabah Regional Centre was awarded the 2017 Top Student Award for demonstrating her outstanding academic performance throughout her studies. She got the highest CGPA from all other graduates as she have persistently stay focus and have strong determination to finish her diploma with the highest CGPA. Being the eldest among her siblings, she have to be the role model for her younger sibling. Apart from that, she believes that having good academic result will pave the way for a brighter future for herself and family.

Assoc. Prof Dr Bustam, in his officiating speech, praised SIDMA College for being one of the leading private higher learning institutions that is equipped with the latest technical infrastructure and thus providing conducive atmosphere for its students. He said that the adaptation and attention given on blended learning model practised at the college for its lecturer and student combining the conventional face-to-face lectures and the web-based support system proved to be successful in increasing the success rate of the students and their satisfaction with the delivery system. He applauded on the initiative taken by SIDMA College to immerse their students into the real working environment during their internship prior to their completion of studies which have produced marketable and relevant workforce much needed for the 21st century by the industries.

According to Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman of SIDMA College), SIDMA College which was first established in Sarawak since 1998, had broadened its wing to Sabah in 2002, which heralded the beginning of early childhood studies back in 2009, through its home-grown Diploma in Early in Early Childhood Education. Being in its 15th year of success, SIDMA College has produced marketable and promising graduates who are currently holding respectable position in various fields, both in the public and private sectors throughout the country. SIDMA College offers other programmes through its collaboration with UNITAR International University (UNITAR), and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)  in various field of studies tailored to complement and supplement the demand of the growing economic of Malaysia from diverse industries.

SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah invites school leavers with SPM and STPM qualification or its equivalent to pursue their tertiary studies in any of the following programme below:

List of Programmes the college offers:

  • Foundation Course
  • Foundation in Management
  • Diploma Courses:
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education Studies
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Diploma in Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree Courses
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Management (Hons)
  • Masters Courses.
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters of Education (Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)
  • Masters of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Masters of Education (TESL)

For more information about Early Childhood Education as well as other courses offered at SIDMA College, do browse SIDMA College Website or visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, Kota Kinabalu; or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020. Interested parties can also visit our SIDMA page at Facebook or SIDMA Website for enquiries and registration.

By Teo Eng Seng and Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor,

SIDMA College,


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