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Kolej Yayasan Sabah Set To Become A University In 2013
May 05, 2011 15:52 PM

KOTA KINABALU, May 5 (Bernama) -- Kolej Yayasan Sabah (KYS), wholly owned by the state government agency -- Yayasan Sabah Group, is set to become a university, almost two decades after it was founded.

Towards this end, Chairman of KYS Sdn Bhd Datuk Kamal Quadra said KYS had embarked on its development plan to acquire a university college status by the year 2013.

He said the physical development on the plan had already started last year on its location, adjacent to the present KYS building, in Sembulan.

"We are confident that KYS will be accorded a university status soon," he said at a KYS press luncheon at Dewan PPS, here today.

Also present was the CEO of KYS Dr Dayang Aminah Ali.

Kamal also thanked the Sabah government, especially Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman for providing special allocation for the proposed University College Yayasan Sabah.

He said this showed the government's seriousness in uplifting the standard of education in the state.

Kamal said KYS, which was established since 1990, provides academic, technical and skill training programmes involving eight diploma and 11 certificate courses.

Currently, there are 2,155 students enrolled in KYS, pursuing various fields of study while the diploma, technical and skill courses and all KYS programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), he said.

He said KYS had also ventured into the creative content industry focusing on artist multimedia animation, artist multimedia visual and artist multimedia film and documentary courses.

Kolej Yayasan Sabah (KYS)

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City Campus, Sembulan,
Jln Ibu Pejabat JKR, Off Jln Mat Salleh,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
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RM47 million Kolej Yayasan Sabah city campus at Sembulan is expected to be completed in 2013.

The new campus will be able to accommodate 4,000 students. Kolej Yayasan Sabah to attain University College status by 2012


Kolej Yayasan Sabah is expected to attain University College status by the year 2012.

Director of Yayasan Sabah Tan Sri Khalil Datu Haji Jamalul.

Yayasan Sabah College has a total of 2,600 students enrolled in 2010.

A total of 19 types of programs are offered at the college including varied skills, technical, vocational, professional and academic programs at various stages.

In terms of loan and scholarship sponsorships, Khalil said

In 2010 Yayasan Sabah Group had sponsored 900 new students (370 offered scholarships and 530 received sponsored loans)

The six Yayasan Sabah zones are :

1) West Coast South Zone (Kota Kinabalu),

2) South Interior Zone (Beaufort),

3) Northern Interior Zone (Keningau),

4) North West Coastal Zone (Kudat),

5) North Zone East Coast (Sandakan) and

6) South East Coast Zone (Tawau)


The 3 development of Yayasan Sabah are :

1) Intellectual and Mind Development,

2) Socio-Economic Development,

3) Socio-Cultural Program.


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