Promoting education and workforce upskilling in Sarawak

WOU has entered into an agreement with the Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA), enabling the University to contribute towards the advancement of education and human capital development amongst the Dayak community in Sarawak.

To mark the strategic partnership, WOU and SDGA have signed an official Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) at SDGA’s office in Kuching on 10 May 2023. Signing for WOU was Dean of WOU’s School of Technology and Engineering Science (STE) Assoc Prof Ts Dr Sean Tan Koon Tatt, while SDGA was represented by its President, Dr Jawing Chunggat.

Officially marking the partnership between WOU and SDGA.

During the meeting, the WOU delegation, which also included Director of Regional Operations and Marketing, Chong Kong Hoong and Director of Kuching Regional Centre, Jimmy Chai, discussed further areas of collaboration under the Valued Partnership Programme. They include offering WOU’s open distance learning (ODL) programmes to SDGA members, staff and their immediate family members; jointly organising activities and projects; and collaborating on research and development projects.

WOU delegation with SDGA members.

“We envisage this partnership to not only benefit SDGA members, but have a positive impact on the entire community in Sarawak, as a well-skilled workforce contributes to the overall progress and prosperity of the community,” Dr Tan said. 

He added that WOU’s flexible ODL mode of study offers the ideal solution for those aspiring to enhance their professional skills and competencies while balancing their job and other responsibilities.

Dr Jawing (right) presents a memento to Dr Tan.

Founded to promote the welfare and interests of Dayak graduates in Sarawak, SDGA serves as a platform for Dayak graduates to network, share knowledge and experiences, and collaborate on initiatives that benefit the Dayak community. It is committed to fostering unity and cooperation among Dayak graduates and advocate for the rights and interests of Dayak people in Sarawak.

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