College’s new Penang campus to produce more IR 4.0-ready graduates

MCKL students performing a lab experiment. The 1.6ha Penang campus occupies the former Pykett Methodist Primary School building in Lebuhraya Pykett.

THE long-awaited Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), (Penang, Pykett Campus), was officially launched and had its first intake of 100 students.

Located in Lebuhraya Pykett, the 1.6ha Penang campus occupies the former Pykett Methodist Primary School building, which had nurtured many generations of students, dating back to the days of Reverend George Frederick Pykett.

The new campus preserves the character and structure of the 130-year-old building, with its classrooms and learning spaces upgraded to cater to different modes of teaching – face-to-face, online or hybrid.

Students can enjoy a fully refurbished library, featuring a wide range of academic resources and databases to support various education programmes, activity areas for workshops and events, a computer lab and co-study environments for both groups and individuals.

MCKL chief executive officer Angela Pok said: “Education is an important vehicle for nation building and human resource development.

“There is a crucial need for MCKL to remain competitive in producing graduates who are adaptive to the changing demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).

“MCKL courses are designed to be value-based within a caring and nurturing environment, utilising transformative learning and teaching practices to help deliver excellent and quality education.”

Their Graduate Competency Framework ensures that graduates are equipped with the right skills and attitude for today’s business and technology industries.

“Today’s launch of MCKL inaugural branch campus represents our hope to provide greater higher education opportunities and alternative pathways for secondary school leavers, as well as adult learners in the northern region in line with IR4.0,” she added.

MCKL was first established in Kuala Lumpur in 1983.

Celebrating its 39th anniversary this year, the Pykett Campus will be offering pre-uni, early childhood education and IR 4.0 oriented programmes.

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