Monday, January 20

MMS Education Fair to be held at three locations


Diana Taty Azman

KUCHING: Market Management Services Sdn Bhd’s (MMS) MMS Education Fair will be held at Sabah Hotel in Sandakan today (March 9) from 2pm to 6pm.

Tomorrow it will be at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu from noon to 5pm, and on Sunday (March 11) the fair will be at Pullman Kuching from noon to 5pm.

A press release said colleges and universities from various countries will be participating in the education fair, where parents and students can obtain information on future study plans.

Among the tertiary institutes is The Kilmore International School (TKIS) – an independent, non-denominational, co-educational boarding and day school for exclusive academically motivated students undertaking their education (Years 7 to 12).

The school is dedicated to delivering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, which is recognised by leading universities throughout the world and aims to develop the intellectual, personal and social skills that students need to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.

In Years 7 to 10, all students follow a broad, compulsory programme of study, which is designed to fully prepare them to undertake the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12.

All TKIS students are required to undertake the full Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12.

TKIS provides intensive after-school tutorials to support students in all subjects across all year levels, along with a variety of extra-curricular activities.

Students are able to choose from a wide range of activities that help them to develop soft skills such as leadership, communication, organisation and teamwork.

Prospective students interested to study in Australia can also opt to study at Trinity College through its Trinity College Foundation Studies Programme.

Alumnus Diana Taty Azman shared her experience of studying at the college, which gave her an opportunity to step out of her comfort zone.

Having grown up in Kuala Lumpur, Diana said her experience at Trinity college was far more “agile” compared to Malaysia, which is “textbook driven”.

Reflecting on her time at Trinity, she said, “Strangely enough, what I enjoyed a lot was drama class. You are often put on the spot, and driven to improve yourself immediately. Classes required a lot of interaction and collaboration, which is great for self-development.”

It was this passion to learn more about others that led Diana to major in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Melbourne – of which Trinity College is affiliated with – with a minor in Gender Studies.

She also wanted to solve real problems such as poverty and climate change that directly impact the quality of people’s lives.

“I wanted my life to be meaningful, and the only way I saw that was how much I could impact people,” she said.

School leavers, particularly those who had just completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia, and A-Levels, are encouraged to attend the free MMS Education Fair.

They should bring along their original examination result slips or forecast results.

For further information, call MMS on 082-246795, 012-8089112, 012-8085112, 012-8706112 or 012-823 9112 for Kuching; 084-324178 or 016-8577512 (Teo) for Sibu; 086-317617 or 013-8333230 (Annette Yip) for Bintulu; 085-428066 or 019-8546850 (Angela Kong) for Miri; 088-252 044, 088-222799 or 016-8105250 (Ivy Tan) for Kota Kinabalu; 087-424822 or 016-8338822 (Woo) for Labuan; 089-221901 or 013-8831901 (Margaret Liew) for Sandakan; 089-760377 or 012-8107378 (Annie Lee) for Tawau; or 012-6112515 (Valerene Chin) for MMS KL.