Four KBU students ace AUSMAT
tHE achievement of KBU International College’s Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) students in their final examination did not come as a surprise to Matriculation Studies Centre head Jenny Wong Sook Khuan.
“We have always known that our students will pass with flying colours as we have seen their potential from the start. Having lecturers who are passionate about teaching and with vast teaching experience is another reason why our students excelled in the examination,” said Wong.
Students Tan WeiJie, Illaggo Periannan, Lim Wei Ren and Nurul Hafizah Mat Kamil emerged with the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores of 99.90, 98.9, 97.85 and 97.55, respectively.
They and the other high AUSMAT achievers sang praises of their lecturers who journeyed with them on the road to success.
Tan, who is now doing a bridging programme in Germany, said: “Our lecturers are always there when we need them. They are approachable and well-versed in their field of expertise.”
The 20-year-old who is planning to embark on his engineering career upon graduation also talked highly of KBU’s teaching and learning facilities and ISOcertified library.
Nurul Hafizah concurred: “Certain AUSMAT subjects such as Mathematics and Physics are definitely difficult compared with the A-Levels programme. But through the proper guidance and personal attention from our lecturers, we made it through the examination.
“I am now preparing for my bridging programme in Germany but until this moment it all feels like a dream to me,” said the elated 20-year-old.
Speaking about her experience of being part of the KBU AUSMAT programme, Nurul Hafizah said it was an unforgettable experience and she had gained much from the programme.
“This proves that KBU’s AUSMAT programme provides students with a wealth of options. They can choose from a wide range of degree courses offered by universities such as the University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide and many more,” added Wong.
She said students are equipped with reasoning and thinking skills throughout their studies at KBU.
For those who have just completed their SPM examinations and are looking for the shortest and smartest route to an Australian education, the college is the ideal option.
The AUSMAT programme offered at KBU takes 10 months to complete after which students can transfer to Australia.
The modular pre-university programme is also recognised by most universities around the world and closely monitored by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, Government of Western Australia.
The 10-month programme comprises 50% coursework and 50% external examination.
Those interested to apply should possess at least five relevant credits in SPM or GCE O-Levels, inclusive of English language or equivalent qualifications.
For details, contact KBU International College, Bandar Utama at 03-7727 3200 or e-mail email@example.com. Alternatively, log on to www. kbu.edu.my or join
Nurul Hafizah (left) and Tan are among the AUSMAT high achievers.