First GAC test centre

  • Education
  • Sunday, 28 Nov 2004

PROFESSIONAL Advancement Achievement Centre (PAAC) Business Institute has been appointed the first test centre for the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) programme in Malaysia.  

The GAC is a university preparation programme recognised by over 100 universities in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.  

In addition to the GAC, PAAC’s Foundation studies in Business (FSB) programme has also been accepted as equivalent to the GAC. This means students can obtain the internationally-accepted university entry qualification without leaving the country.  

PAAC’s principal Bien Mei Nien said: “Malaysian students can now save costs by studying locally. They can even choose to complete the FSB programme and the ACT (American College Test) Assessment at the same time. This will give students an edge if they decide to apply to universities accepting GAC as the benchmark for entry.” 

GAC’s chief executive officer Joff Allen said that this new relationship would give Malaysians more access to world class programmes and university pathways. 

PAAC Business School has also successfully prepared students for professional examinations such as the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) programmes.  

It is the first college outside Europe to train Malaysians for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) programme which it initiated in 1997. To date, about 120 Malaysians have graduated from this programme.  

All study programmes at PAAC aim to provide students with a strong foundation in mathematics, business and science, as well as a solid grounding in research and independent learning skills, proficiency in the English language and information technology know-how.  

PAAC will be holding its open day on Dec 8 from 10am. 

For enquiries, tel: 03-2710 6606 or e-mail: 

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