Sunway churns out 940 IT buffs


  • Education
  • Sunday, 16 Feb 2003

A TOTAL of 941 students graduated from 12 IT programmes at Sunway College's School of IT, Telecommunications and Multimedia (SITM) in a recent ceremony. 

Their qualifications ranged from Masters and Bachelor degrees to International Advanced Diplomas, Diplomas, Pre-Diplomas and Certificates in Computer Studies. 

Among those who obtained First Class honours were Goh Win Nee, Karn Hing Soon, Su Lee Na, Tseng Chee Weng and Wong Thean Chee, who graduated with London Guildhall University's Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems; while Lee Wei Kee graduated with distinction from a Master of Science in Information Technology from Britain's Keele University. 

Two groups of students obtained 100% passes – the first batch of 36 online degree programme students from Portsmouth University's Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing, and 212 students from London Guildhall University's Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems. 

To date, more than 3,000 students have graduated from the SITM's IT programmes.  

SITM director Kanendran T. Arulrajah said the school has added value to its programmes by collaborating with various industry partners such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Microsoft. 

''Our students have even created and marketed their own software, called Inventory Biz, aimed at helping small and medium industries deal with inventory needs. They are currently working on a robotics and handwriting recognition software,'' he said. 

o ABOUT 70 Sunway College students from various academic programmes pitted their share-trading skills in a Share Market Simulation (SMS) competition organised by the college's Victoria University 3+0 degree programme recently. 

The Head Trader programme provided by Nasdaq was used to facilitate the competition. 

“Sunway College is the first higher education institution in Malaysia to organise such an event where students can participate in trading activities through remote access 24 hours a day with one of the most advanced systems in the world,” said banking and finance lecturer Nicholas Lum. 

 

o SOME 200 children from eight charity homes were guests of honour at a party organised for them recently by Sunway College's PRISM and Sunway Lagoon Club. 

Held at the Sunway Lagoon Club, Gifts of Love was a charity event for children from House of Joy, Rumah Shalom, Trinity Home, Compassion Home, Rumah Charis, Rumah Juara Glad Tidings, Rumah Impian Kanak-kanak and Rumah Hope.  

“As we exchange gifts among family and friends, let us also share our blessings with those who are less fortunate but equally deserving,” said Puan Sri Susan Cheah, a member of the Sunway College board of directors and chairman of Sunway Lagoon Club. 

“We hope through this event to foster a spirit of caring and sharing for the benefit of less fortunate children,” she added. 

Among the highlights was a gymnastics performance, a Bollywood dance number, a taekwondo demonstration and a magic show by Iggy the Clown. 

Taking the cue from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad's call to form inter-racial clubs in education institutions, Sunway College launched PRISM (the acronym for Projecting Racial Integration in Sunway Malaysia) last August. 

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