Hearing impaired students from China in LUCT
is home to 15 hearing impaired students from the Zhengzhou Institute of Technology, China for the next four months where they will learn English and Malay sign languages at Limkokwing University Malaysia (LUCT).
The partnership between the two educational institutions signed in May this year is a part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative to strengthen the bilateral ties between Malaysia and China.
The 15 students will be learning together with non-hearing impaired students to ensure the students get optimum exposure of the learning environment at LUCT.
At the ceremony to welcome the students, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said that the collaboration brings relationship between Malaysia and China closer.
“This initiative is the first of its kind. I hope these students will eventually move on to degree courses here after completing their six-month training,” he said.
LUCT vice-president Datuk Tiffanee Marie Lim said: “The programme is fully immersive for these students to experience the full learning environment at LUCT. We do not separate the hearing impaired and non-hearing impaired students but we will provide translators.
“We have more than 150 impaired students so we are not new to educating hearing impaired students,” she added.
LUCT has been empowering education as a powerful tool to help hearing impaired students break down institutional barriers and build selfconfidence to be industry ready. The university is fully equipped with the basic aids needed by hearing impaired students in their learning process. Last month, three hearing-impaired students received their scrolls for finishing their bachelor degrees.
This initiative is the first of its kind. I hope these students will eventually move on to degree courses here after completing their six-month training. Chong Sin Woon
Deputy Education Minister
Tiffanee Marie Lim (left) exchanging documents with Zhengzhou Institute of Technology secretary-general Zhou Chunhui (right) as witnessed by Chong Sin Woon (centre) at LUCT.