PETALING JAYA: Last year, the Star Education Fair 2010 attracted visitors from as far away as Kuching. This year is going to be no different.
Many parents and students from other states had called in weeks earlier to enquire about the upcoming fair – a one-stop centre for all tertiary education needs – that will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre this weekend.
Marketing services (promotions and Star Education Fund) manager Susanna Kuan said she had received calls from parents in Kuching, Johor and Penang who had expressed their interest to fly in with their children for the fair.
“We are expecting to see visitors from outside of the Klang Valley as it is one of the biggest education fairs in the country, with more than 160 exhibitors taking up over 550 booths here,” she said.
The 23rd Star Education Fair will have a new line-up of experts speaking about career trends and study options in medicine, engineering, accounting, mass communications, architecture and law.Other highlights include talks on selecting the right pre-university programmes and funding for tertiary education.
The fair will also feature many educational institutions, professional bodies, higher education agencies and education centres, which will provide students and their parents with information on a wide range of courses and options, both locally and abroad. In Penang, the fair will be held on Feb 19 and Feb 20 at the Penang International Sports Arena. The fair is open from 11am to 7pm, and admission is free.