Furthering your studies after SPM

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Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chin See Keat (middle) with Charlene (right) and a colleague

After Form Five, whether they pass their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or not, students and parents will always think about what to do next. Should they continue studying or go to work. Most students however will opt to continue their studies. They want to have a rich and stimulating start in their life as they pursue a creative and scholarly pursuit in colleges of their choice.

Not everyone will have this option especially as its not cheap to enroll in universities and even institution of higher learning that merely offer diploma courses. Tuition costs can be exorbitant and if they are living away from home, there is the cost of housing, meals, transportation and books.

Students can opt for loans though but they usually don’t know how the repayment works and the years they may spend repaying the loan. Of course this lead to stress.

There is however a college that is worth considering especially for students who want to study and be assured of employment afterwards. This may be too good to be true but students and parents should seriously look this college up.

The college is named Optopreneur College sited in Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia just ten minutes walk away from the famous Petronas Twin Tower. This establishment was founded by  Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chin See Keat.

The first programme they offer is the Diploma in Retail Management, which provide an overview of the most common practices of operation management with emphasis on retail and franchise. Students on this programme will be placed with a sponsoring establishment and taught the ropes on hand. They will be accorded a hostel to live in and an allowance of RM1000 a month. This programme comes with a sponsorship fee of RM22,400.

This second programme is Certificate in Retailing. This will enable  students to get a good foundation on the principle of retailing and Franchising. This can assist them to strive in the highly competitive business world. This course focuses on according students professionalism and credibility in the demanding and competitive retailing industry. Again students on this course will get an allowance of RM1000, a good hostel to live in. The sponsorship fees for this programme is RM10,500.

For students who wish to take the English Proficiency Programme, their sponsorship fee is RM4,100. They too will be housed in a good hostel with an allowance of RM1000 monthly from the sponsoring establishment.

To qualify for these sponsorship students must obtain at least 3 credit to go to Diploma in Retailing; at least 1 credit to enter Certificate in Retailing while there is no credit required to enter English Proficiency Course.

A team from this college will be in Sabah on May 16, and will visit Kota Marudu to meet parents and students in that area.

More and detailed information can be acquired from Charlene Jean at 011 14161420 or Karmila Blair at 017 8929357.-ce/BNN