EFFORTS are being made to transform Teluk Intan into a student-friendly education hub by the year 2020.
Teluk Intan MP Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said with the number of institutions of higher learning that exist at the coastal town coupled with wireless high-speed internet services and accessibility via the West Coast Expressway, Teluk Intan could potentially become the main choice for students to continue their studies.
“Already, there is a Universiti Teknologi Malaysia medical campus, a Kolej Komuniti Teluk Intan and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia campus in Teluk Intan with a new 32.37ha Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) campus coming up soon.
“School leavers from the Hilir Perak district as well as other parts of Perak should take advantage of the education facilities here,” he said in a statement.
On the construction of the new UPSI campus, Mah said work was progressing ahead of schedule.
“Earthworks, which commenced in 2015, are already more than 97% completed, so construction of the campus will be completed before the initial target of September 2019,” he said.
The RM45mil campus at Batu 4, Changkat Jong, would be able to accommodate as many as 1,000 students when open, he added.