Director of Politeknik Sandakan Sabah, Mr. Tajul Ariffin Mohamed Arif signed an agreement with Mr. Tom Kuiphuis, the Pre-Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia on 14 March 2020, which makes Politeknik Sandakan Sabah (PSS) became the first Educational Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia to sign the Scania Ecolution Partnership Agreement.
PSS was established in 2008 but fully facilitated in 2012 with its own campus. It now offers a Diploma in Agro-technology and Diploma in Aquaculture to SPM qualified students from all over Malaysia with 85 percent of them from Sabah, Malaysia.
Mr. Tajul said “We chose to offer these 2 Diplomas due to its close association with nature, especially with PSS Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 of transforming its building complex into a Green Campus by 2023.We believe being part of the Scania Ecolution programme will to a certain extend help us towards our Green objective; to reduce the impact onto the environment by emitting less carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere via our Scania K360IB4x2,”
“PSS was very happy to be presented with this opportunity to be part of Scania’s programme that is significantly lessening the impact to the environment. It is a programme that will not >only lower PSS’ coach operation cost but will also reduce its carbon footprint by lessening the emission of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) through the reduction of fuel consumption.”
PSS will be enlisting the drivers into the Scania Driver Training and Coaching services that will help the team to be able to utilise the full potential of the Scania coach, the drivers have to have the right attitude when handling this technologically-advanced machine.Along with acknowledging >that every individual driver matters and is part of a very big picture in the preservation of mother earth.
Meanwhile, the Scania coach truly helps with the smooth running of all the PSS’ programmes in Sandakan or throughout Sabah, right up to Brunei due to the excellent uptime that it gives.The coach operation program is virtually hassle-free. Purchasing the Scania K360IB4x2 coach was a worthwhileinvestment that PSS has made and ensured the smooth transportation of PSS’ student state-side.
“With a population of almost one thousand students we need more coaches to transport them to and from scheduled activities away from the campus. The Scania K360IB4x2 that we purchased in 2012 is still running well and still gives us safety, comfort, reliability and fuel economy.
“Overall, I am very pleased with Scania’s after-sales services as I believe the commitment level of Scania towards PSS is satisfactorily executed and with the Scania Ecolution Agreement in force,
“From our experience with the Scania Maintenance contract and Scania Fleet Mangement System Control 10 subscription and the Scania Ecolution agreement that PSS has signed for,we are set to realise our objective of achieving the Green Campus status by 2023. I sincerely hope that the little that we do at our campus towards conservation of the environment involving all our students will have a positive spillover effect onto the students’ circle of friends and family,” concluded Mr Tajul.