A Tertiary Education and Skills Festival (Edu Fest) 2018 was held for two days from February 24 to 25 at RTC Gopeng. This event drew a crowd of approximately 2000 people.

Organised in collaboration with the Federal Agricultural and Marketing Authority (FAMA) and the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, this event was officiated by the Executive Councillor for Rural Development, Agriculture, Plantation, Information and Human Capital Development, Dato’ Saraani Mohamad.

During his opening speech, Saraani said that it was good timing to hold such an event as students who had sat for their SPM examination last year are currently waiting for their results to be released. Through Edu Fest 2018, they could seek advice based on their academic achievements.

He stressed that participating institutions should not only provide information on the requirements to enter universities but inform visitors how to employ their skills and knowledge acquired for the future.

“Knowledge is given by the Almighty and can be used in more ways than one,” he said in his speech.

Agencies and educational institutions who took part in this year’s festival were Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), community colleges and Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP).

Edu Fest 2018 was simultaneously held in three other RTCs nationwide, namely RTC Napoh, RTC Melaka and RTC Pahang.

Luqman Hakim