LAST STOP FOR ROAD­SHOW

1,500 booths in Ni­lai var­sity to cater to school-leavers, teach­ers and coun­sel­lors

New Straits Times - - News -

NUR AQIDAH AZIZI NI­LAI news@nst.com.my

THE Na­tional Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Car­ni­val 2017 (NHEC2017), tar­geted at school-leavers, is back to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and guid­ance on ap­pli­ca­tions to study at public uni­ver­si­ties and in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing.

The car­ni­val had been held in seven states start­ing with Ke­lan­tan in Fe­bru­ary. It then went to Perlis, Jo­hor, Pe­nang, Sabah and Sarawak.

The clos­ing cer­e­mony will be held to­day at De­wan Tuanku Can-selor Univer­siti Sains Is­lam Ma-laysia (USIM) in Ni­lai, Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan.

Deputy Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching will of­fi­ci­ate the cer­e­mony.

USIM Vice-Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Datuk Dr Musa Ah­mad said the car­ni­val was a highly an­tic­i­pated event, espe­cially among stu­dents, par­ents, teach­ers and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

“The car­ni­val, which will be held in USIM to­mor­row (to­day), will be the fo­cus of stu­dents from not only Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan, but also Se­lan­gor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.

“A lot of stu­dents want to get in­for­ma­tion on aca­demic pro­grammes and ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties di­rectly from the in­sti­tu­tions.

“The car­ni­val serves as a on­estop cen­tre that pro­vides in­for­ma­tion on higher ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties and fi­nanc­ing.

“They (stu­dents) can also ob­tain in­for­ma­tion about en­try re­quire­ments and ca­reer paths, as well as avail­able pro­grammes and cour­ses na­tion­wide.

“SPM school-leavers have the op­por­tu­nity to com­mu­ni­cate di­rectly with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from public uni­ver­si­ties at the car­ni­val booths.

“Around 1,500 booths will be set up to­mor­row (to­day). Fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions that pro­vide fund­ing and schol­ar­ship in­for­ma­tion will also be present.”

Musa said sem­i­nars on en­rol­ment into uni­ver­si­ties would be held at the car­ni­val, which would be open to coun­sel­lors and teach­ers, too, to equip them with in­for­ma­tion to share with their stu­dents.

Among ac­tiv­i­ties lined up for USIM’s NHEC2017 are an ed­u­ca­tion ex­hi­bi­tion at the uni­ver­sity’s Tuanku Na­ji­hah Sports Com­plex, sem­i­nars on higher ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties, ca­reer brief­ing ses­sions, ed­u­ca­tion coun­selling coun­ters, re­search ex­hi­bi­tions, archery/petanque demon­stra­tions, USIM cul­tural per­for­mances and food trucks, among others.

Guests will also be en­ter­tained by artistes, in­clud­ing Siti Nor­diana and Caliph Buskers, other than a spe­cial ap­pear­ance by Didi & Friends.

FILE PIC

The Univer­siti Sains Is­lam Malaysia cam­pus in Ni­lai, Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan. USIM vice-chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Datuk Dr Musa Ah­mad said the car­ni­val was a highly-an­tic­i­pated event.

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