NILAI: The first Queensland International School will be built in Nilai with programmes designed to attract both local and foreign students.
Located next to GD Group’s Residensi Lili development project, the school is expected to be fully-constructed and in operation in two to three years’ time.
“The school will be built on eight acres of land. The cost of construction and facilities will be between RM250mil to RM300mil, ” GD Group managing director Huan Woon Han told reporters after the statement of intent signing ceremony between GD QLD Education Group Sdn Bhd and the Department of Education and Training from Queensland, Australia.
Huan said the company has obtained the conditional approval from DET for the license to build the international school here in March 2018. It will be the company’s first venture into the education industry in Malaysia.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon, who was present at the ceremony, said the Government is going to build a lot more facilities in Nilai and Seremban after the municipal councils merge to become Seremban City Council.
“Nilai is an education hub. They have chosen the right place to start the school here. There are currently three major universities in Nilai. We are expecting more to come,” he said in his speech.
Chong also noted a trend for university campuses to be built out of Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.
“People want campus life and green environment to further their studies. Kuala Lumpur and Klang valley is too crowded. Nilai can offer that,” he added.