Smart Education Partnership, Work While Digitally Studying

The ‘Smart Education Partnership’ is set to provide support for all individuals, whether civil servants or private employees, in pursuing higher studies at non-burdening costs, besides to ensure perpetuity of higher education industries.

Tina Tajuddin

According to the chief executive officer of Taj International College (TIC), Tina Tajuddin, the partnership involves seven agencies, namely the Ipoh City Council (MBI), National Registration Department (JPN), Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM), State Education Department, National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN) and Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA).

“Also, the seven-party partnership is in line with MBI’s ‘Ipoh Smart City’ initiative, serving as a special education channel with joint effort from public agencies of Perak.

“Thus, it’s TIC’s continued effort to improve access to quality education at all levels, including to those under the ‘work while studying’ category.

“Programmes under the partnership include expertise sharing, training consultation, lifelong learning and digital education based on technology and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) platforms, among many more.”

She said in her speech during the launching at TIC today (April 14).

Also present were the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin; City Secretary, Zuraina Kamarul Ariff and founder of TIC, Dato’ Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who’s also parliamentary member of the Pasir Salak federal constituency.

Rumaizi expressed his approval towards the partnership, stating that it goes well with MBI’s aspiration to make Ipoh a world-class city.

“Working individuals are now able to obtain education in digital formats, providing them the opportunity and space to keep up with a multitude of diploma, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes, while still getting to spend more time with their families and go to work as usual.

“Thus, I appreciate TIC’s efforts to follow in the step towards digitalisation. This also corresponds with the struggles of civil servants who are working during these tough times.

“Meanwhile, I urge civil servants to continuously gain knowledge to jointly develop Ipoh into a world-class city. 

“Hopefully, programmes like this ‘Smart Education Partnership’ bring a positive impact towards the community, especially in bringing forth quality role models,” he expressed.

For more information, head to TIC’s official website.


Chris Teh


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