Students informed of benefits of furthering studies in Malaysia
| James Kon |
Three of the main benefits for Bruneian students to choose to further their studies in Malaysia are affordable cost of living, programmes and location whereby Malaysia is near to Brunei as well as quality degrees are offered with some twinning degree programmes with universities in Australia and the UK.
This was highlighted by Ahmad Rezal Chan, the Senior Partner of REXPO, the Biggest Education Malaysia Exposition 2013 which will be held in the Sultanate this weekend, February 23 to 24 at the Orchid Garden Hotel.
Ahmad Rezal Chan, the Senior Partner of REXPO, giving a talk
Ahmad made a presentation to students of St Andrew’s School yesterday about the benefits of studying in Malaysia as well as promoting the Biggest Education Malaysia Exposition 2013 as an avenue to meet with the representatives from top public and private Malaysian universities for consultation.
With Malaysia situated so near to Brunei, there are a growing number of professional academicians furthering their studies in the neighbouring country.
In an interview, Ahmad said, “Currently, there are around 300 Bruneians furthering their studies in Malaysia according to statistics at the end of 2012. And there are a growing number of professional teachers and lecturers pursuing their studies especially in thesis to have preferred Malaysia because Malaysia is very near to Brunei. They can drop in and out of Malaysia easily to complete their course.
Representatives from more than 20 top private and public universities will be at the education exposition for face-to-face consultation.
He added, “All universities present at the exposition have been screened and accredited by Brunei’s Ministry of Education, therefore students will not have to worry as the degrees offered by these universities are recognised in Brunei.”
Previously, Ahmad also delivered a series of talks at St George’s School and Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School.
When asked how the response has been so far, the senior partner of REXPO said, “The response has been brilliant. We managed to get feedback from students on furthering their studies in Malaysia and we also answered inquiries about studying in Malaysia.”