PENANG, Sept 1, 2012 - New students for the academic session 2012/2013 are urged to choose their co-curricular programmes wisely according to their passion and enthusiasm for the duration of their studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
USM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato 'Omar Osman said this during a special briefing on co-curricular programmes here today.
“Besides being graduation requirement, the co-curricular programme is also a good strategy in transforming and empowering future talents as well as helping to build character and self-esteem among students to face the challenges of the future.
“Therefore, students are urged to actively participate in co-curricular programmes involving culture, sports, community service, entrepreneurship and uniformed units, each of which has its own complementary strengths and advantages,” said Omar.
He added that in conjunction with the recent celebration of the 55th National Day and later that of Malaysia Day on 16 September, students are reminded to appreciate the expectations of our Independence fighters and pioneers of modernization of the country and avoid elements that can threaten the peace and stability in the country.
Omar hoped that through the extra-curricular programmes, students are able to transform holistically to become useful citizens of the society. - Text: Tan Ewe Hoe / Photo: Mohd Fairus Md. Isa / Translation: Yong Check Yoon