Info on courses and public talks needed for directory

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 04 Nov 2007

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA Lifelong Learning Campaign (LLL) is seeking information on any short courses and public talks that will be conducted from January to June 2008 from all learning institutions and non-governmental organisations. 

These events will be compiled into the fourth edition of the Learning Directory

Lifelong Learning Secretariat acting director Quek Ngee Meng said the third edition of the directory received a lot of positive response. 

“We received feedback from the public saying the directory was an information source on what courses were available and where.  

“It was also heartening to know that the directory not only provided information but also encouraged many adults to continue learning and take part in the short courses offered,” said Quek. 

He added that public response showed that skills- and leisure-based learning programmes were in demand.  

“Basic computer and language courses, financial planning and health talks are among the most popular courses.  

“The popularity of these courses is also reflected in the content of the Learning Directory, which carries more than half of the courses listed,” he said. 

Quek added that the organisers were hoping to get more listings than the 500 in the third issue. 

The Learning Directory, which acts as the “Yellow Pages” for short courses, is a handy resource for those looking to learn new skills or to improve on existing ones.  

For easy reference, the courses are categorised into seven main areas: Languages, Job Skills, Reading, Music and Art, Information Technology, Life and Health, and Humanities and Social Science.  

The directory provides essential information on the diverse range of lifelong learning opportunities which are available nationwide.  

Those interested to find out more about it or are keen to provide information are welcome to contact the Lifelong Learning Secretariat at 03-21618044 or e-mail to

To find out more about the LLL, visit  

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