Dare to be dif­fer­ent

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rOBERT Fitz, au­thor of Path of Least Re­sis­tance, once said, “If you limit your choice only to what seems pos­si­ble or rea­son­able, you dis­con­nect yourself from what you truly want and all that is left is a com­pro­mise.”

KBU In­ter­na­tional Col­lege’s GCE A-Level stu­dent Chan Kar Ying is an ex­am­ple of how mak­ing dif­fi­cult choices can turn your life around.

“Pre­vi­ously, I was a sci­ence stream stu­dent. I had no ex­pe­ri­ence at all in the sub­ject of ac­count­ing. I was scared to opt for it in the A-Lev­els, but ev­ery­thing turned out well,” said Chan, who re­ceived the high achiever award for the ac­count­ing sub­ject in the GCE A-Level ex­am­i­na­tion re­cently.

Chan com­mended the lec­tur­ers who were there through­out her one and half years in the pro­gramme.

“I had to pay ex­tra at­ten­tion in col­lege as I was not that fa­mil­iar with the sub­jects. Our ded­i­cated lec­tur­ers were al­ways there when I needed the additional help in my stud­ies,” she said.

She talked highly of the study en­vi­ron­ment and small class size, which gives lee­way for per­sonal at­ten­tion dur­ing teach­ing and learn­ing process.

“I be­lieve that the GCE A-Level pro­gramme will be a strong foun­da­tion in my pur­suit for a de­gree in Ac­count­ing and Fi­nance,” said the merit schol­ar­ship holder.

An­other stu­dent, Chan Yi Hui, con­curred with Kar Ying. “KBU’s A-Lev­els pro­gramme is com­pre­hen­sive and will be a strong base when you fur­ther your stud­ies. For those who are look­ing for a foun­da­tion pro­gramme, go ahead and choose KBU.”

He added that stu­dents are equipped with rea­son­ing and think­ing abil­ity through­out their course in KBU. The straight-A stu­dent is now con­tin­u­ing his stud­ies in Ac­tu­ar­ial Sci­ence in a lo­cal pri­vate in­sti­tu­tion.

The Ma­tric­u­la­tion Cen­tre head, Jenny Wong Sook Khuan, said KBU has a good track record of pro­duc­ing qual­ity A-Level stu­dents.

“Those who are in­ter­ested should take this golden op­por­tu­nity and enrol with us,” she added.

Awarded by the Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions, the GCE A-Level pro­gramme al­lows stu­dents to take the en­tire A-Level pa­pers in one sit­ting or fol­low a staged as­sess­ment route. Stu­dents are per­mit­ted to re­peat the level to en­sure that the best grades are used as the fi­nal re­sults.

Stu­dents can also pick and choose from a wide range of de­gree cour­ses of­fered by KBU In­ter­na­tional Col­lege or other in­sti­tu­tions.

Stu­dents who are in­ter­ested to ap­ply should pos­sess at least five rel­e­vant cred­its in the SPM or GCE O-Level in­clu­sive of English lan­guage or equiv­a­lent qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact KBU In­ter­na­tional Col­lege, Ban­dar Utama at 03-7727 3200, e-mail en­quiry@kbu.edu.my or log on to www.kbu.edu.my. Join KBU at http://face­book.com/ kbuin­ter­na­tional

Chan Kar Ying is an ex­am­ple on how mak­ing dif­fi­cult choices can turn your life around.

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