SIBU: Methodist Pilley Institute (MPI) has been commended for charging one of the lowest, if not the lowest fees for its courses.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap in speaking at MPI 22nd Graduation Ceremony yesterday was impressed that the fee charged by them is “indeed affordable even in this present costly and difficult economic times.”
Her text of speech was read by her representative, Hii King Chiong who is also the chairman of MPI.
A total of 137 diploma and 19 degree students received their scroll at the ceremony.
“I am happy to note that Methodist Pilley Institute is actually the oldest IPTS (private institution of higher learning) in Sarawak.
“I commend the Methodist Church in Sarawak for her continuous active vision and mission in the field of education ethical and socially-responsible citizens and statement in providing quality education,” she said.
She said judging from the track records of students such as CAT National and achieving even world records in the external of MPI nowadays is almost that the synonymous with Accounting, especially in various towns in Sarawak that its enrolment is close to 1000 students.
Chairman of MPI Board of Management, Wilson Chang Jih Ren said though the institute placed highly on quality education for poor students who could not afford to study elsewhere, it also looking for top students to study there.
“We are giving those SPM and STPM holders with straight As, a 100% scholarship to study here. We want to have the best courses and we want to work with the best private university to offer you quality corses,” he added.
Chang said they are still working with HELP University in Kuala Lumpur to run degree programme in Early Childhood Education which currently is at diploma level only at MPI.
This programme is expected to start in January next year.
He also revealed that they were eyeing for a bigger piece of land to build a bigger campus in the near future. Chief executive officer cum principal, Judy Wong said MPI which is the oldest IPTS in the state would be celebrating its 25h anniversary next year.
“Our benchmark is in the field of accounting where we are running diploma, degree, CAT and ACCA programmes. Many of our students have achieved excellent results either at national or international level examinations,” she said.
Besides that the institute is also offering courses such a early childhood education, business management and various English courses.