MIC to organise education fair to offer options for school leavers

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  • Thursday, 05 Mar 2015

Many to choose from: Deva with its education bureau chief M Balasubramaniam speaking at the press conference on the upcoming education fair.

JOHOR BARU: Students who did not perform well in their STPM and SPM examinations should not let poor results deter them from pursuing higher education.

Johor MIC Youth chairman S. Deva said that the wing would be organising an education fair as an effort to guide SPM and STPM leavers on the vast possibilities to pursue their tertiary education.

“Regardless of their SPM results, those who wish to pursue an education can come and seek advise from lecturers of both public and private universities and colleges,” he told reporters during a press conference here on Tuesday.

Deva said that the fair would not only help excellent students but also those who did not perform well in their SPM examinations to search for appropriate courses and universities.

“Over 17 universities and skills centres would be providing assistance on the courses available as well as in terms of application and tuition fee payment methods.

“The exhibitors will also guide potential students with financial woes to apply for scholarships and PTPTN and PTPTK loans,” he said.

Deva added that although the fair was focused to help the Indian community, students of other races were also welcomed to throng the fair.

He said that the event, which received support from Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin, would be held at the complex between 9am and 6pm this Saturday.

Among the higher education institution expected to participate in the fair included Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Wawasan Open University, National Youth Skills Institute and Institute Latihan Perindustrian.

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