Come to fair and leave well informed

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 06 Jan 2018

Exhibition preparation: University representatives setting up their respective booths for the Star Education Fair 2018 this weekend.

KUALA LUMPUR: Can’t decide what to do after SPM? You should really visit the Star Education Fair 2018 today and tomorrow.

At the fair, school-leavers and their parents will get the answers to questions ranging from scholarships to study options, the newest courses and choosing the right career.

Happening at Halls 1 to 5 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the fair is open from 11am to 7pm and includes education and career talks by experienced speakers, including SEGi University Early Childhood Education department head Carolyn Choo, who will speak on “What’s Next After SPM” from 12.30pm today.

Choo, who has over 18 years of experience in the field, will shed light on study options available to students and help them choose a career that best suits them.

“Know your strengths and interests to help you sharpen your focus on what you want to pursue in the long run,” she said, stressing on communication and mutual understanding between students and parents.

“Do not choose courses based on an institution’s popularity or discounts available,” she said.

Also worth noting is that the Star Education Fund is offering 295 scholarships worth nearly RM16.1mil from 31 institutions at the fair.

The fund, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, disbursed RM117.9mil to 3,758 scholarship recipients since 1994.

To be eligible, students must be Malaysians no older than 25 years old as of Jan 1 for undergraduate courses.

Monash University Malaysia and University of Reading Malaysia are the fund’s new partners for 2018, while Penang Medical College returns as a partner.

Catch Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan’s talk on “Funding Higher Education” today at 2.15pm to know more about the scholarships.

Asia Pacific University (APU) of Techno-logy and Innovation marketing operations manager Chong Sau Chun said the fair was a “one-stop centre” for prospective students to find useful information.

“We’ve always received a warm response from students, even in previous fairs,” said Chong, adding that the fair gave institutions a platform to help school-leavers on their educational journey.

Lavaniah Kumaraysun from Penang Medical College’s marketing department said the “high-quality” students who attended previous Star Education Fairs prompted the institution to return.

She said PMC would be launching its Foundation in Science programme, which would lead students directly into its medical programme.

“The programme will be launched at the fair itself,” she said.

Those who visit the PMC booth will be the first to receive details of the programme.

Education in Ireland consultant Cormac Kavanagh said its presence at the fair created awareness among students and parents of what Ireland had to offer.

This is the seventh year in a row that Education in Ireland is participating in the Star Education Fair.

Admission to the fair is free. For more information, contact 03-23332741 / 03-23332742 / 03-2333 2743 / 03-2333 2744.

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