Wuyi University wants to help Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: In view of the rapid development of road and rail transports in Malaysia, Wuyi University, China president Zhang Yunhua said the university intended to assist Sabah in boosting our capacity in this area.
Wuyi University and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in October 2017 to establish cooperative ties.
Zhang said the People's Government of Guangdong Province has injected more funds into Wuyi University to drive the institution's academic developments and goals, including to recruit more overseas master and doctoral students in the next few years.
Hence, he hoped that overseas Chinese students would consider pursuing their tertiary education at the university, which specialized in science and engineering courses.
Zhang said that during a luncheon with UMS officials hosted by The United Sabah Sze Yip Association president Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen here.
Susan hoped that there would be more student and academic exchanges between both universities in the future.
On the other hand, Susan, who is also the event chairperson for the Chinese New Year Dragon, Unicorn and Lion Dance Festival and Cultural Village Exhibition on January 19, invited UMS vice chancellor Professor Datuk Dr D Kamarudin D Mudin and Wuyi University delegates to the event.
Kamarudin has agreed to attend the cultural event on the spot.
Susan said the Chinese New Year Dragon, Unicorn and Lion Dance Festival would take place from noon to 7pm on the same day. The event will be officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal. Apart from thrilling dragon, unicorn and lion dances, there will be special appearance by the God of Fortune, luminous dragon dance and 24 drums performance.
Meanwhile, the Cultural Village Exhibition featuring Chinese tea cultures and pastries, will be held at the corridor of Likas Sports Complex starting from 8.30am onwards on January 19. The exhibition will be launched by the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, Liang Caide.
Also present at the courtesy call was Huang Association of Malaysia president Datuk Wong Ten An.
Zhang (fouth left) presenting a souvenir to Susan.