Renowned educationist Prof Dr Sidek Baba passes away

KUALA LUMPUR: Renowned educationist Prof Datuk Dr Sidek Baba has passed away at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.

His death was confirmed by his son, Izzudin through a Facebook post on Friday (Nov 25), where he shared that his father’s body was still at the medical centre pending the results of a Covid-19 test.

Sidek, 76, was born in Kampung Pulau, Masjid Tanah, Melaka.

He was a recipient of the National Maulidur Rasul Perdana Award 2009 and was appointed as a member of the National Education Advisors’ Council in 2010 and International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) Deputy Rector (Student Development Affairs) from 1994 and 2002. – Bernama