TAR UC on track to attaining university status


Green effort: Dr Wee (centre) and Liow watering the rain tree that they planted outside TAR UC’s library. Looking on are Lee (left), TARC Education Foundation Board of Trustees member Datuk Seri Yew Teong Look (second left) and TAR UC Board of Governors deputy chairman Datuk Seri Hou Kok Chung (right).

KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) have expressed its active commitment to attain a full-fledged university status as it marks a new milestone of celebrating its 50th anniversary.

TAR UC president Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei said while pursuing such goals, it would continue to provide affor­dable and quality education.

“We will work even harder to ensure the vision and mission will continue to be served in the next 50 years,” he said in his speech during the TAR UC 50th anniversary celebrations.

To mark the occasion, a host of activities were held including workshops and forums.

The event also saw a tree-planting ceremony by MCA president and TARC Education board of trustee chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and TAR UC board of governors chairman Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Dr Wee and Liow each planted a tree sapling of Samanea Saman, also known as the rain tree, outside of TAR UC library.

The ceremony signified TAR UC’s deep-rooted foundation, built over 50 years, and that the institution will continue to flourish in the future.

Dr Lee said TAR UC would continue to evolve in its education and research to ensure that it would be able to strengthen its role and relevance according to the industries, society and nation.

“Over the past 50 years, TAR UC has undergone an amazing transformation, started as TARC with a mere 320 students studying in various borrowed premises in 1969 to the present 28,000 students in six campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah,” he said.

He said since the inception of

TAR College (TARC) in 1969, the body received strong support both from the community and the government.

“This has enabled TARC and TAR UC to provide affordable and quality higher education to all Malaysians.

“Due to the farsightedness and practical minds of our pioneers, TARC had been set on the right direction and path to achieve its mission.

“Up to now, we have produced more than 200,000 highly qualified and in demand professionals workers for Malaysia,” said Dr Lee.

Also at the event, TAR UC 2019 community sealed a time capsule, which contained many aspirations and messages on what they hope TAR UC will be in the next 50 years.

The time capsule will be sealed in a secured area and will only be unveiled in 2069.

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