TWIN sisters Ooi Khang Wen and Ooi Khang Wei, both 18, are excited to start their challenging college life at Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College Penang in Tanjung Bungah.
“This is an important moment in our life when we learn independence,” said elder twin Khang Wen.
Both of them have enrolled for the Accounting Diploma course. They were awarded scholarships by the college as they scored 8As and 7As in SPM last year.
“It’s a brand new start, we can’t wait to experience more here,” said Khang Wei on the first day of orientation week yesterday.
The freshies will go through a four-day orientation programme where they will be shown around the campus and will take part in various workshops, talks, a tele-match and sports competitions.
Another pair of twins, Jessica T’ng Caiwen and Jessie T’ng Caini, said they decided to take the Business Administration Diploma course after listening to their parents.
“Our cousin who is a second-year student here told us that this is a fun and energetic campus,” said elder twin Jessica.
Another freshie, Zubaida Nabila Jamil, 22, is keen to experience a new life in the campus that has Chinese students as the majority.
“I think college is well-recognised and it has a friendly environment to pursue studies,” said the Diploma in Public Relations student.
TAR College Penang campus head Amos Teoh said they welcomed 1,200 new students with registration still open until May 23.
He said the college was introducing a new course, Diploma in Mass Communication (Broadcasting).