Fresh out of secondary school, many of us are overwhelmed by the choices we have to make. Should we enrol in a public education institution or a private one? Should we sign up for this course or that? There are so many options to consider yet so little time before we have to decide.
Luckily for me, friends and family were eager to provide assistance and advice. That was how I came to find out about KDU College and its reputation for quality education. After consulting a student advisor, I was sure that this was the right path for me.
However, there is another obstacle in my way. A pre-university and degree programme would prove to be a too costly for my parents. Given the high cost of tertiary education and my parents having to financially support not only my sister and myself, but also my grandparents, I was naturally in a dilemma on whether I should enroll in such a prestigious course. Fortunately for me, KDU College recognises that money shouldn’t be a barrier for education and generously awarded me the Principal Scholarship upon my enrolment. As the Principal Scholarship covers the tuition fees for the entire program, this award has definitely lightened the financial burdens of my parents.
I personally believe that this scholarship award has also motivated and inspired me to become more confident and responsible. I always push myself harder and give 100% in everything I do because I know opportunities like these do not come by often and I intend to make the most of it. The least I could do is to play my part as an excellent student, given all the support and assistance KDU College has offered me.
The environment at KDU College is best described by the phrase “People Inspire People”. With such a diverse community within the campuses, it is no surprise that one never fails to find inspiration at KDU College. Lecturers are well-equipped and always ready to impart knowledge to students while peers from all walks of life are never shy to share experiences and lend a helping hand. Furthermore, the programs and courses at KDU College are designed to encourage student participation and self-motivation. I believe that the learning habits we pick up along the way would later translate into healthy work ethics. As the saying goes, ‘give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime’
Apart from that, the infrastructure provided at KDU College is conducive for learning. The library is comfortable, clean and bright, with a growing collection of reading and research material. The computer lab can be used to access online databases as well as assisted learning by technology. The cafeteria known as ‘KDU Square’ offers not only meals and power snacks in between study periods, but also a positive environment for discussions. The classrooms are well-equipped with whiteboards and overhead projectors, among other things. If we need any assistance along the way, the small but focused member of staff caters to a diverse range of both academic and extracurricular requirements.
At KDU College, students aren’t pushed or made to study. They are inspired._____________________________________________________________________
Soo Xinghan is KDU’s Principal Scholarship Recipient. Together with four other course mates from the Murdoch University B. Commerce programme, he received the Murdoch University Vice Chancellor’s Commendation Award.
This prestigious award is bestowed on the Top 2% of students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree programme who have achieved a minimum of 15 credit points of High Distinction within the review period.
Soo pursues his studies in peace thanks to KDU, by New Straits Times, from BNET website. (Sunday, May 23 , 2010):