Greetings from Lembah Beringin,
I am delighted to welcome you to my first blog post as Headmaster of KYUEM. Its purpose will be to update you about recent happenings at our college and to give you the chance to comment on what you read about us. I intend to make frequent posts, aiming for one a week. However, at times when we are very busy, such as during public examinations, there may be less to inform you about. Rest assured that when there is something to share with you, I will be eager and willing to do so. Please also note that the blog will not replace letters to parents about specific issues related to KYUEM and about which they need to be informed.
During the week of March 10-14, we were visited by three major British Universities: Queen Mary (University of London) and the Universities of Warwick and Sheffield. The first two institutions visited us on Tuesday, March 11. Queen Mary was represented by Dr. Prakash Shah, who works in the School of Law, and Jake Duffin, the International Officer. They were here to talk about reading Law at Queen Mary, and the presentation was intended for potential lawyers studying at KYUEM.
Dr. Neil Storey, Director of International Recruitment, accompanied by Imran Hashim, Senior Liaison Manager (Southeast Asia) gave a presentation about the various Engineering degree programmes available at the University of Warwick. Both universities’ presentations took place in our lecture theatres and were attended by current junior KYUEM students as well as those from the recent January, 2014 intake.
On Thursday, March 13, we were visited by Dr Robert Edyvean (Head of Chemistry and Biology) and Professor John David (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department) who gave a general talk about Sheffield University.
There has been much speculation in the college this week about plans to abolish Saturday classes for a one semester trial starting in August, 2014. The plan is very popular overall, and we are now discussing ways of making up the time lost when Saturday lessons end. A deadline of April 30 has been set for a final decision on the new timetable to reflect the changes. It is important for teachers planning their lessons for next semester to know in plenty of time how their contact time with students will be affected.
On everyone’s mind this week has been the tragic fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. For the sake of all concerned and to help them have closure, we all hope that final answers are available very soon.
To conclude on a happier note, I would like to inform you that KYUEM will be present at the upcoming FACON exhibitions held in various locations around the country. May I also take the opportunity of reminding you that we have a KYUEM Open Day on April 5, 2014?
I now look forward to reading any comments or thoughts you wish to post, below.