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Monday, November 15, 2010

Phillip Lee of HTC Tawau to head the Sandakan Diocesan Education Commission

1st row (L-R) Alice, Theresa, Bishop Julius, Jaisi and Phillip Lee
2nd row(L-R) Henry Wong, Sebastian Francis and Francis Tan

Sandakan : The Sandakan Diocesan Education Commission was officially established Saturday 13th November 2010 with its inaugural meeting held at the Diocesan Retreat Centre in Ulu Dusun, some 50 km from the town centre.

Rt Rev Julius Dusin Gitom , Bishop of the Diocese of Sandakan presided over the meeting and in his opening address urged the commission members to seriously attend to and move in tandem with the ‘Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education’ in making school as a place of integral human formation. This could be achieved through a systematic and critical assimilation of knowledge, faith and moral values as well as cultures.

Phillip Lee of Holy Trinity Church Tawau was appointed as the first Chairman of the Commission and currently he is also a member of the Federation of Councils of Christian Mission Schools, Malaysia (FCCMSM) and Sabah Council of Christian Mission Schools (SCCMS).

Phillip took the opportunity to brief the members regarding the set-up and functions of both FCCMSM and SCCMS. He also touched on the progress of both the said bodies and their commitment to ensure that the quality of education contributes to a holistic education.

The meeting touched on the organizational structure, roles and functions, objectives and the vision and mission statement.

The line up of the commission is as follows with Phillip Lee as Chairman, Francis Tan as Secretary, Alice Kok, Henry Wong, Rosaline Pinso, Theresa Chong, Richard Woo, Sebastian and Jaisi Gunting as committee members. They will serve for a term of two years


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