Full-time cour­ses aplenty

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Star Education Fair -

WAWASAN Open Univer­sity (WOU) is gain­ing recog­ni­tion as a north­ern univer­sity of choice for on-cam­pus de­gree pro­grammes among STPM and diploma hold­ers.

More than 500 stu­dents have en­rolled at its main cam­pus in Pe­nang since it in­tro­duced full­time study in Septem­ber 2013. To date, the univer­sity has pro­duced 149 full-time de­gree grad­u­ates, in­clud­ing 64 from its 9th Con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony on Nov 24.

The af­ford­able fees, seafront view and sub­stan­tial fi­nan­cial in­cen­tives in the form of schol­ar­ships and grants have dis­tin­guished WOU as a ‘peo­ple’s univer­sity’ that seeks to up­lift society by pro­vid­ing in­dus­try-rel­e­vant knowl­edge and skills.

It has gone be­yond Pe­nang, Kedah and north­ern Perak, with the re­cent Septem­ber in­take draw­ing a stu­dent from Kuan­tan, Pa­hang.

Wong Jue Shan, 23, who aims to be an ac­coun­tant, en­rolled in the Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness (Hons) in Ac­count­ing (BBAC) pro­gramme.

In spite of fam­ily hard­ship, the dis­tance and in­con­ve­nience, she took pub­lic trans­port to check out WOU on her own and im­me­di­ately en­rolled af­ter find­ing out about cour­ses and the gen­er­ous 5th An­niver­sary Grant of­fer­ing a 50% tu­ition fee re­bate for the en­tire 3-year pro­gramme.

She wants the Ac­count­ing de­gree to im­prove her fam­ily’s so­cioe­co­nomic sta­tus, say­ing, “I want to get a bet­ter pay­ing job to earn more and give back to my fam­ily.”

Wong dis­cov­ered WOU through the in­ter­net. She even vis­ited a few in­sti­tu­tions in Kuan­tan and else­where be­fore de­cid­ing that WOU was her best op­tion.

“Study­ing in a univer­sity is very im­por­tant for me. I want to ex­pe­ri­ence univer­sity life at WOU and make lots of friends.

“I also hope to im­prove my com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, es­pe­cially in speak­ing English, and build up my self-con­fi­dence,” she added.

WOU of­fers nine full-time de­gree pro­grammes and a diploma pro­gramme in Busi­ness Man­age­ment.

Be­sides Ac­count­ing, the other fields are Man­age­ment, Bank­ing & Fi­nance, Sales & Mar­ket­ing, Lo­gis­tics & Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment, Com­puter Sys­tems & Net­works, Psy­chol­ogy, Man­age­ment with Psy­chol­ogy, and Soft­ware En­gi­neer­ing.

En­rol­ment for the Fe­bru­ary 2019 in­take is cur­rently on­go­ing.

The univer­sity is of­fer­ing a 50% re­bate on tu­ition fees for the en­tire du­ra­tion of stud­ies to the first 100 stu­dents who en­rol.

For de­tails, log on to wou.edu. my, call the toll-free care­line at 1-300-888-968 (WOU), or What­sApp to 019-4749323.

Oth­er­wise, visit the main cam­pus in Pe­nang or the Re­gional Cen­tres/Sup­port Cen­tres.

Wong Jue Shan en­rolled at WOU af­ter find­ing out about the pro­grammes and avail­able grants.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.