Flood Relief Aid To Two Schools That Donated To UKM’s Formation

Flood Relief Aid To Two Schools That Donated To UKM’s Formation1By Abd Raai Osman
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TUMPAT, KELANTAN, 1 January 2015 – The National University of Malaysia (UKM) today presented food relief aids to two schools here in brief but emotional ceremonies.

The Tumpat National Secondary and the Tumpat National Primary Schools had endeared themselves to UKM when they contributed money to the campaign to set up the university in the late 1960s.

The relief aids were presented by a UKM Flood Relief Mission headed by Deputy Registrar Haji Abd Razak Hussin to the Principal of the secondary school Haji Wan Mamat, a graduate of UKM in Applied Physics in 1983 and the headmaster of the primary school Hj Samsudin bin Haji Mohd Yusoff.

UKM Red Crescent honorary secretary Haji Zainuddin Daud and 20 relief mission officers of UKM attended the functions together with the Tumpat District Education officer Khairuddin Mohamed.

Members of the UKM mission also visited homes of the teachers devastated by the catastrophic floods and offered donations from the university’s Zakat.

The secondary school had in the 1960s chipped in RM5.50 and the primary school RM 3.50 to the UKM fund.

Abd Razak said though the donations then may be small in today’s terms but the gesture gave hope to the management of UKM in providing excellent education.

He said the Tumpat community has always been close to the heart of UKM. The floods have prompted UKM staff and students to come to their aid.