KUCHING: Some 2,000 visitors are expected at a two-day Taiwan Higher Education Fair being here.
A large number of students, parents and teachers were seen during the first day of the fair held at Pullman Hotel yesterday.
The fair is held at Chung Hua Middle School No.1, Jalan Pending here from 9.30am to 12.30pm today (April 16).
A total of 25 universities from Taiwan are taking part in the fair to assist students and parents with the latest information on tertiary education opportunities.
The participating universities are TransWorld University, Taiwan Shoufu University, I-Shou University, China University of Technology, Chienkuo Technology University, National Chung Hsing University, Chang Jung Christian University, Chaoyang University of Technology, Lee-Ming Institute of Technology, National United University, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Huafan University and MingDao University.
The others are Ming Chuan University, Tzu Chi University, Tunghai University, Hsuan Chuang University, Da-Yeh University, Feng Chia University, Chung Yuan Christian University, National Taiwan Ocean University, Far East University, HungKuang University, St. John’s University and Chung Hua University.
Hosted by the Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association, a similar event will be held at Bintang Megamall in Miri from 4pm to 9pm tomorrow (April 17).
According to the association chairman James Bong, over 200 students from Sarawak enrolled in various Taiwanese universities during the spring intake.
He said the association had visited more than 50 universities in Taiwan in order to make this year’s higher education fair happen.
“We hope that the fair gives parents and students the opportunity to obtain information directly from the representatives of various universities,” he said.
Bong added that the advantages of pursuing tertiary education in Taiwan include the relatively lower tuition fees, quality teaching standard and conducive environment.
Earlier, organising chairman Jacky Ngo claimed that individuals who graduated from universities in Taiwan registered a higher rate of employability.
He said freshmen would not have a hard time adapting to the new learning environment given that universities in Taiwan practised the culture of seniors looking after their juniors.
He thus hoped that parents and students as well as school teachers would not miss the opportunity to get the latest information at the fair.