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Learning more about US education


(Fifth and sixth right, third row) Lakhdhir, Lee and Prof Wilkinson (standing, last row) pose with students at the celebration of American Education Day.

(Fifth and sixth right, third row) Lakhdhir, Lee and Prof Wilkinson (standing, last row) pose with students at the celebration of American Education Day.

STUDENTS at Sunway University were treated to a day of all things American on campus in conjunction with their American Education Day.

They gained insights on American education, especially the American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP) at Sunway University.

Activities for the day included various dance and music performances by the ADTP students, a flashmob and game booths integrated with general knowledge on the United States.

Students from SMK Tropicana, SMK Bandar Puchong 1 and SMK Bandar Utama joined the celebration and took part in various workshops covering subjects which included Mathematics, Computing, Marketing, Chemistry and Communication, allowing them to gain a better understanding of American education. The workshops were conducted by Sunway University’s ADTP lecturers.

United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir graced the celebration.

In her speech, she said there are 5,000 universities, colleges and higher education institutions in the United States.

She advised students who are interested to pursue their studies in United States to get a better understanding before making their choice.

“Find people in Malaysia to help you understand what you want to do and how you can do it,” she said.

Sunway Group Education and Healthcare Division chief executive officer Dr Lee Weng Keng, Sunway Education Group and Sunway University senior executive director Elizabeth Lee, Sunway University vice-chancellor Prof Graeme Wilkinson and provost Prof Peter Heard accompanied Ambassador Lakhdhir on a tour around the booths where students had the opportunity to meet and speak with her.

Sunway University Centre for American Education head Dr Sim Tze Ying said the students had the opportunity to display their talents, leadership skills and work as a team at the celebration.

ADTP student majoring in Computer Sciences Samuel Ho Li Feng said it was an honour to perform in front of the ambassador.” He was one of the country dance performers.

Student helper Ashley Chong Wei who is majoring in Journalism, had volunteered at the workshops. She said the skills she learned included leadership and communication skills where she had to speak up and give the right instructions.

   

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