Unimas has sent over 7,000 students home

The last batch of students sent home by Unimas to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Photo from Unimas

By John Isaac

UNIVERSITI Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) has sent home over 7,000 students, said vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi.

He said the last batch of 320 students from UiTM Samarahan, Polytechnic Kuching and private colleges were sent home on two flights to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Tuesday.

“We coordinated the movements of over 7,000 students. Thank you to all colleagues from Unimas who were committed in ensuring the students’ safe return to their loved ones.

“Privileged to be part of this honourable effort and national service. Honoured to have made many new friends in the course of this huge logistical challenge,” he said in a Facebook posting as reported by Sarawak Tribune.

Kadim thanked all partnering agencies, including frontliners and organisations in helping the students go home.

“This was to ensure the smooth and efficient movement of the students, be it by plane, buses, express boats and vans,” he said.

Unimas sent home its first batch of students to Sibu on April 30 by using eight buses.

Besides sending Sarawak students returning from Malaya, Sabah and Labuan home, the varsity also coordinated the return of students studying in Sarawak to their hometowns.