Sunway College Ipoh plans on going into a partnership with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) for the betterment of its students. As an initial step in realising this noble aim, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ENU recently. The momentous event took place at the Lost World Hotel, Sunway City Ipoh.
The MoU will allow the exchange of information between the two institutions of higher learning which will lead to the provision of opportunities for the college’s students to complete their courses without having to leave Ipoh.
According to the Chief Executive of Sunway College Ipoh, Cheng Mien Wee, Sunway College is a relatively young institution. The partnership, she said, would enable it to learn from well-established education institutions such as ENU.
“This’s the beginning of an enduring relationship between the two institutions. I am certain it’ll have a positive impact on our students and provide them the opportunities they so desire,” she told reporters.
The general consensus is that the collaboration with ENU will help improve the standard and quality of courses offered by Sunway College, Ipoh.
Assistant Dean of The Business School of ENU, Professor Sandra Watson, said that ENU would offer two programmes, namely Business Management and Accounting, to Sunway College Ipoh as starters.
“We’ve already signed memorandums with a few universities in Kuala Lumpur. The benefits of such partnerships are obvious, students can acquire more knowledge and adapt better in various situations,” she said.
On that particular day, Sunway College Ipoh celebrated its 10th anniversary and conducted its 5th graduation ceremony. Students completing diploma-level courses such as accountancy, marketing, business, graphics, interior designing and arts received their parchments from Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, the Executive Member of Sunway Group.
Incidentally, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, through the Principal’s Scholarship programme, has disbursed a total of RM165,830 in the form of scholarships to 13 schools in the state.