ALLIANZE University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) will soon offer free tuition lessons to Form Five students, who are weak in their studies, from 100 secondary schools in Seberang Prai.
Its president Datuk Dr Zainuddin Md Wazir said the programme, which was soft-launched in 10 schools in the Kepala Batas parliamentary constituency two months ago, had been quite successful.
“Our team of about 20 lecturers are available to provide free tuition for Science, Mathematics and English on a regular basis depending on the need of the respective schools.
“The lessons will be conducted after school, either in their respective schools or in our campus here in Kepala Batas for those living in the vicinity,” he said before breaking fast with 1,500 students, staff and Muslims in the neighbourhood at the Dewan Milenium here recently.
Dr Zainuddin said the programme was part of the university college’s community service to help coach students preparing for the SPM examinations this year.
He urged secondary school principals in Seberang Prai to identify their Form Five students, who were weak in those subjects, and contact AUCMS to discuss the best approach in conducting the tuition classes.
“Once this programme takes off well, we may extend it to those weak students sitting for their PMR examinations.
“We also plan to invite students who excell in co-curricular activities, sports and arts to participate in related activities initiated by our students on campus,” he said.
Dr Zainuddin said AUCMS would also work closely with the Malaysia Prihatin secretariat to conduct various social and community events, especially in rural areas.
He added that AUCMS’ first batch of 23 nurses from its Diploma in Nursing programme recently completed their studies and were now working in private and government hospitals.
At present, he said, AUCMS has 2,649 students pursuing seven diploma courses and Foundation in Medical Studies.
Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and his consort Toh Puan Majimor Shariff as well as The Regent of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail and his consort the Raja Puan Muda Perlis Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil, who is AUCMS chancellor, graced the event.