Published on: Friday, May 06, 2011
Kota Kinabalu: 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, Thursday.
Also present was the CEO of KYS Dr Dayang Aminah Ali. Kamal also thanked the Sabah Gvernment, 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.