Noraini (back row – second right) with her students after completing their community service project at Taman Selera, Tanjong Lobang.
MIRI: Students from the International College of Advance Technology iCATS here will continue to carry out community service projects that instill in them the need to safeguard the environment and society.
iCATS Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering lecturer Noraini Sahaini said such efforts were part of its strategy to produce graduates not only excelling in studies but ready to contribute their services to society.
She said this after leading eight final year students to collect rubbish at Taman Selera, Tanjong Lobang, a popular public park and beach, about five kilometres away from the Miri city centre here last Wednesday.
In all they collected about three bags full of rubbish from the beach.
“This is their final community project which is not merely collecting rubbish from the beach but also to enhance teamwork.
Although the amount of rubbish collected was small, but we hoped that it could send a message to the local community to always maintain cleanliness of the environment including beaches,” she said.
Noraini hoped that the students could be role models to the community in keeping Miri city clean, adding that Mirians or Malaysians in particular could emulate neighbouring Singapore who encouraged students to prioritise cleanliness apart from excelling in their studies.