Ling: TARC grads guaranteed places at Utar

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 30 Aug 2003

KAMPAR: Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) graduates are guaranteed of places at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) to pursue their tertiary education.  

Utar chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik said holders of the two-year TARC diploma could transfer their credits to Utar and continue their studies there. 

After meeting lecturers from TARC here on Wednesday, Dr Ling said the college would stop offering advance diploma courses in areas of studies where Utar was already offering the higher degree courses. 

To date, he said Utar was offering eight degree courses at its temporary campus in Petaling Jaya. 

They are computer science, business information system, information system engineering, accounting, business administration, Chinese studies, journalism and public relations. 

Dr Ling said TARC students would not need to pursue their degrees overseas as Utar could offer degrees which are recognised by the Government. 

“Utar is offering a new opportunity for the graduates to pursue their tertiary education locally where our fees are much more lower and this will also help the Government to save on foreign exchange,” he said. 

He said many companies were willing to donate money to help TARC and Utar as the TARC graduates had performed well in the job market. 

Later, at the Perak Yee Chin Social Club’s 20th anniversary dinner, Dr Ling thanked the public for their generous support towards TARC and Utar. 

He also encouraged Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders to pursue their tertiary education at Utar. 

“About 470 UEC holders are currently studying at Utar,” he added.  

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