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Published: Saturday March 9, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:32:11 AM

Affordable quality education

STUDENTS at Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College enjoy quality and affordable education in various fields of study, and have a myriad of academic, recreational and logistical facilities at their behest.

The renowned institution of higher learning’s Penang branch campus, nestled amidst the lush and scenic greenery of Tanjung Bungah, is currently in its 19th year and has an enrolment of about 3,000 students.

Welcoming both local school lea-vers and international students, Penang branch campus head Amos Teoh said prospective students would be spoilt for choice with its many course offerings.

There are programmes in Information Systems Engineering, Business Information Systems, Internet Technology, Computer Science and Management Mathe-matics or Computer Mathematics, Building, Electronic Engineering and Quantity Surveying.

The list goes on with Broadcast Communication, Public Relations, Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, Banking and Finance, Human Resource Management, Finance and Investment, E-Commerce and Marketing, as well as International Business.

In line with the college’s mission of producing marketable graduates, Teoh said the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education offers professional courses like the ACCA and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

“The ACCA course is a focused route to an accounting qualification, and the college is offering preparatory classes for the examination for both internal and external candidates.

“We are proud to announce that students, who took the examination last year, scored impressive grades, above world’s average passing marks,” he pointed out.

In addition, the CFP is offered for students in the Diploma in Finance and Investment, and Diploma in Banking and Finance programmes, and is run concurrently, thus leading to double qualifications for these students upon successful completion.

Meanwhile, the campus’ Study Abroad Unit is also being set up to provide a placement service for those who wish to further their studies at foreign universities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, among others, giving students more choices.

The college also provides wi-fi connectivity at strategic locations around the campus and is equipped with MATLAB, a powerful technical computing software used by engineers, scientists and educators for both commercial and R & D purposes.

Going forward, he said the campus would be expanding its physical infrastructure, with new facilities due for completion by mid-2014. It includes building three additional blocks sited behind the College auditorium.

“The first block is a three-storey purpose-built library for students to actively learn in a comfortable and convivial environment. The second block is a four-storey faculty block and the last block consists of another twin lecture theatre with a seating capacity of 500.

“A modern state-of-the-art laboratory for Broadcast Communication is also due for completion,” Teoh pointed out.

TAR College will be one of 88 exhibitors in 258 booths taking part in The Star Education Fair 2013, which has been touted as the northern region’s biggest one-stop education extravaganza.

It will be held on March 23 and March 24 at the Penang International Sports Arena in Relau.

More than 25,000 people are expected to visit the event where undergraduate, postgraduate, twinning, diploma and distance learning programmes as well as certificate programmes, will be on offer.

Career talks will also be held during the fair for school leavers who wish to obtain a clearer direction in pursuing their tertiary education. For more information on the education fair, call 04-6473388. Admission is free.

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