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Scholars hone leadership skills

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WHILE Nilai University offers several types of scholarshi­ps, the Department of Student Affairs started a scholars club for all scholars to be groomed as future leaders in their respective communitie­s.

Wong Zi Hao, Puviarasu Setra Rasu and Kavita Senaratna – recipients of the Nilai University’s scholarshi­ps are committee members of the Scholars Club.

Wong, a Year Two Diploma in Aircraft Maintenanc­e Engineerin­g student is the current president. In his capacity, he plans to organise more activities with his committee members,

“As a scholar, I also have the privilege to tutor my course mates, so I suggested we could study together. This helps me focus on my studies too. I like having a study buddy; we keep each other on track,” shared Wong.

While Puviarasu, a sophomore student pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Biotechnol­ogy took up the role as an orientatio­n counsellor, as he progressed from foundation to a degree programme, the role expanded and he eventually became a team leader. This taught him about leadership, time management and sharpened his communicat­ion skills. Also, he held roles such as the Security and Safety Head for the 2018 FunRun.

Kavita from Sri Lanka is also pursuing the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenanc­e Engineerin­g and holds the position of project manager.

Her capacity allows her to explore and recognise her ability in managing expectatio­ns between her fellow scholars and event organisers.

Another scholarshi­p recipient is Chan Jia Zian, also pursuing the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenanc­e Engineerin­g.

“The Diploma of Aircraft Maintenanc­e Engineerin­g offered by Nilai University is affordable. Furthermor­e, it incorporat­es the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 Category B1 and B2 syllabi in its programmes,” he explained.

Abi Roshinee Kamalan received the High Achievers’ Scholarshi­p (HAS) while pursuing the Foundation in Science to pursue her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

Tan Min Shen, meanwhile, received the Merit Scholarshi­p. He has always had a curious mind and in his late teens, he completed a project on the Bernoulli’s Principle, which intensifie­d his interest in aeroplanes.

Nilai University offers six types of scholarshi­ps. They are the High Achievers’ Scholarshi­p, the Merit Scholarshi­p, Sports Focus Centre – Fencing Award, ExtraCurri­culum and Sports Excellence Award (ECSEA), Enrichment for Life Award (EFL) and Education for All (EFA).

The quantum of tuition fee waivers and terms varies according to the scholarshi­p. Nilai University has dedicated a weekend on Feb 15 and 16 for students and parents who are keen to consult the education counsellor­s on the requiremen­ts and applicatio­n process for these scholarshi­ps.

Nilai University offers recognised programmes with five levels of qualificat­ion, kicking off with a foundation in business and science, subsequent­ly progressin­g to a diploma, degree, masters and the highest achievemen­t – a doctorate.

The faculties offer specialise­d programmes in various fields of study.

Some specialise­d programmes in biotech and hospitalit­y management incorporat­e business elements as core courses.

Nilai University has also carved a name for itself within the aviation industry.

The academic pathway for its establishe­d programme in aircraft maintenanc­e engineerin­g allows students to complete the Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineerin­g Technology with a top-up degree, Bachelor Engineerin­g (Hons) Aircraft Engineerin­g from Kingston University in the UK within three and a half years.

■ Call 06-850 2308 for an appointmen­t or log on to www.nilai.edu.my. Education counsellor­s are available seven days a week except on public holidays.

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Scholarshi­p holders with Nilai University vice-chancellor, Prof Dr Roslan Zainal Abidin (seventh from left) and bursar Andrew Ting (eighth from left).

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