"The reactivation is to improve and maintain public relation practice to a better standard in terms of proper event organising, advertising, public speaking, writing, publishing and corporate practice in organisations," said UMS School of Social Science, Dean Prof. Dato' Mohd Hamdan Haji Adnan.
He also said that the reactivation of the IPRM would be followed by the formation of a Sabah Chapter IPRM Pro-tem Committee.
The purpose of the committee's formation is to gather and recognise the contributions of public practitioners in Sabah.
Earlier, Hamdan was appointed as advisor of the IPRM Sabah Chapter, with State Information Department Director Director, Haji Almain Ajirul appointed President and UMS Communication lecturer, Nordiana Zainuddin, appointed Secretary.
Hamdan also announced that the accreditation workshop "Sabah Public Relations Practitioners Recognised Workshop" would be held from Feb. 26 to 27.
"The workshop acts as the first step for the Public Relations Accreditation to be given to the State's public relations practitioners," he said, adding that the fees for the workshop is RM500.
"More planning will be done in order to have an organisation directory and agencies with complete units of public relations to be published to convince involved parties to contribute to the success of public relations practice in the State," he explained.
The UMS School of Social Science will also hold an exposure workshop together with the IPRM for the practice of public relations known as the 'Public Relations Seminar: A Step Towards Professionalism' to all diploma and bachelor degree students in Sabah on Feb 28. Those who require further information regarding both the workshops may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 014-3789 250.