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Two Sarawak Politeknik Students Lost and Found in Forest Park
16th March 2018 Friday
The two Politeknik Sarawak students missing at Taman Bukit Tawau on 16th March 2018 Friday were found safe the next day. Found tired with injured feet and fever, they were sent to the hospital for treatment.
1- Muhd Khairul Siwwes, 21, was found by villagers at Mini Hydro Kg Gudang Empat at 11.30am, four kilometres from the park office.
2- Hafizam Abdawah, 21, was found in the Mt Maria area by rescue team at 3.19pm, 12.2km away from park office.
This was their 5th times to the park.
For the previous four times they inform their intented location of going to park guide before entering the forest.
But this 5th time they went into the forest by themself.
The search operation started at 8.30am on Saturday with 12 firelighters, 11 police and 30 Park rangers.
This is what happened :
The two were conducting research on healthy trees in Tawau Hills Park for a tree house project, as part of their practical training. On 16th March 2018, they went to the park for the 5th time.
Khairul and Hafizam took off at 9am on that
Friday to the hot spring area in search of a suitable tree for their tree house
project. They followed red and white rope indicators but some of ropes
indicators were cut off so they continued their journey up till a hilly area.
On the hill, Hafizam's feet was cramped but they continue walking as it was getting dark. Khairul continued walking ahead for 100 metres to check out the road ahead but when he returned to look for Hafizam, he was missing.
Khairul searched for the missing Hafizam
for half an hour, repeatedly calling out his name but he did not respond.
Without Hafizam, Khairul alone continue to search the way out of the forest
until night time, in which he found a river and slept on a rock there.
Woke up at about six in the morning the next day (Saturday), Khairul walked for five hours before coming across a wooden house near Mini Hydro Kg Gudang Empat. The villagers provided food for him and contacted the authorities. Search team arrive soon to fetch him.
Park manager of Tawau Hills Park is Jufri
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A) 1 Private University
B) 2 Foreign University branch campus
C) 27 Private colleges and institutes
D) 1 Public University
E) 1 Public University College
E) 4 Public Community colleges
F) 4 Teacher training institutes
G) 1 Public Polytechnics
No Private university colleges in Sarawak
|Sarawak government has high
expectations for Polytechnic Kuching to be one of the main technical
institutions that can produce and supply semi-professional workforce
to meet the needs of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewal Energy (SCORE)
mega project by the year 2030.
Over the years, Polytechnic Kuching had shown an excellent good track record in the context of producing graduates to meet all the employers’ needs and requirements.
Programmes currently offered at Polytechnic Kuching, filled the need of semi-professional and technical manpower needed for Sarawak.
Department of Civil Engineering,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Department of Petrochemical Engineering,
Department of Commerce,
Technology & Communications Department.
By 2012, Polytechnic Kuching has produced 18,805 graduates with certificates and diplomas in various fields.
As more highly skilled human workforce is needed to fill the various vacancies in SCORE.
1.5 million job opportunities that will be created and offered in Sarawak with 52 per cent of the portion to be centralised in SCORE alone. Out of which 70,000 of the jobs offered are for those with the technical and engineering fields.
|Polytechnic Kuching Sarawak (PKS)
is producing skilled workers for Sarawak’s technical industry. This
institution has braced itself to provide the workforce needed in the
Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
By 2020, Malaysia would require 1.3
million skill workers from the technical and vocational fields.
The general perception of technical
and vocational studies as “the second choice of education” was fast
|Classrooms Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
Politeknik Kuching offer only diplomas and certificates at the present. No degree courses available yet.
Polytechnic Education Department had an understanding with local universities to reserve 20% of their seats for the polytechnic’s graduates.
The UNiversities are :
Politeknik Kuching Sarawak (Blok A Hostel Lelaki Politeknik Kuching
Sarawak Kuching Polytechnic hostel located in the foot of Mount Serapi
There are 6 blocks boys hostels and 2 blocks girls hostels
Semester students are offered to the hostel, while the second semester of the student, they must apply each semester.
Polytechnic Kuching Sarawak has six blocks of boys hostel. Each block has:
Services provided are free electricity, free water.
Student pay only RM60 fee for one semester.
Campus polytechnic situated in the outskirts of the city of Kuching, Sarawak, has several blocks of buildings housing
1) Main administration,
3) Main hall,
4) Classrooms and Lecture Theatres,
7) Student hostels
8) Sporting facilities
9) A Mosque
10) School canteens (Cafeterias)
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