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ARKIB : 26/07/2012

KPT meterai dua MOU bangun kampus tambahan pelajar 2015 UiTM Raub, Nilai dibina

PUTRAJAYA 25 Julai - Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) menandatangani dua memorandum persefahaman (MoU) bagi pembangunan kampus Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) di Raub, Pahang dan Institut Latihan UiTM Nilai di Negeri Sembilan.
Majlis menandatangani MoU itu disaksikan Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin di sini hari ini.
Ketua Setiausaha KPT, Datuk Ab. Rahim Md. Noor berkata, kedua-dua projek pembangunan itu adalah kesinambungan agenda negara untuk menambah pengambilan pelajar daripada 100,000 kepada 200,000 menjelang 2015.
Katanya, projek tersebut adalah yang ketiga dan keempat daripada enam projek fasa dua pembangunan kampus UiTM di bawah inisiatif pembiayaan swasta (PFI) menerusi Rancangan Malaysia Ke-sepuluh (RMK-10).
''Kampus UiTM Raub membabitkan kos pembinaan bernilai RM300 juta dan mempunyai kapasiti akademik sebanyak 3,000 pelajar serta boleh menempatkan 1,500 pelajar di kolej kediamannya.
''Ia akan dibina di atas tapak seluas 31.6 hektar di Mukim Gali, Raub yang akan menempatkan Fakulti Sains Pentadbiran dan Pengajian Polisi, Fakulti Pengurusan Perniagaan dan Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Matematik," katanya ketika berucap pada majlis pemeteraian MoU itu.
Hadir sama Naib Canselor UiTM, Datuk Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar, Pengerusi Utusan Intelek Sdn. Bhd. Datuk Sahirudin Ab. Moin dan Pengerusi Eksekutif Protokol Elegan Sdn. Bhd. Datuk Abdul Mokhtar Ahmad.
Syarikat Utusan Intelek Sdn. Bhd. akan melaksanakan projek pembangunan kampus UiTM di Raub manakala syarikat Menang Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. bagi projek pembangunan Institut Latihan UiTM Nilai.
Institut Latihan UiTM Nilai merupakan sebuah institut latihan bertaraf tinggi yang akan dibina di atas tanah seluas 12.4 hektar di Bandar Baru Enstek.





Tuesday August 3, 2010

Epsom College in Nilai to open in 2012


NILAI: Epsom College, Malaysia’s first British-styled boarding school, will open its doors in September 2012 and provide its 1,000-odd students with a British curriculum taught in English.
The 157-year-old establishment’s first sister college outside England would be built on a 20ha site at Bandar Enstek near here as part of the Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC) project.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who performed the ground-breaking ceremony yesterday, said he was privileged to welcome Epsom College to Malaysia.
What’s to come: Muhyiddin (second from right) being briefed by Fernandes on the Epsom College model after performing the ground-breaking ceremony in Bandar Enstek Monday. Looking on are Borthwick and Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
“Thanks to our conducive socio-economic environment, progressive business climate and able political leadership, Malaysia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for many international students from Asia and from as far as the Middle East and Africa,” he said.
Muhyiddin said Malaysia was already the 11th largest education centre with about 90,000 international students from more than 100 countries.
Epsom College was set up in the south-east of England in 1857 and was then known as the Royal Medical Benevolent College. Its aim was to help orphans and widows of members of the medical profession pursue their education in medicine.
Epsom College board of governors chairman Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, who is an alumnus, said the college involved an investment of RM140mil.
He said the college hoped to attract students from the South-East Asian region, adding it had a proud legacy and had produced numerous personalities who have made immense contributions in various fields, particularly medicine.
Among its alumni, or better known as “Old Epsomians”, were Britain’s former Lord Justice of Appeal Sir Anthony McCowan, geographer Sir Halford John Mackinder, British Secret In­tel­ligence Service head Sir John Scarlett, professional golfer Ross MacGowan, actor Stewart Gran­ger, Razvan Orasanu from Romania, who went on to become Europe’s youngest minister, and TuneAir Hotel Group CEO Mark Lankester.
Fernandes added that 75% of the school’s academic staff will come from the United Kingdom.
He said those who enrolled at Epsom College Malaysia would pay about 40% less in fees compared to their peers in Britain.
“We do not know for certain yet but they should be paying between RM60,000 and RM70,000 annually,” he said.
Epsom College UK headmaster Stephen Borthwick said they were happy to set up operations here and give the college a bigger international profile.




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