KUCHING: Over 500 fifth formers from 10 secondary schools in and around Kuching have benefitted from the pre-SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) workshop held at Sarawak Islamic Centre here yesterday.
It was organised by FAME International College.
In its eighth year, this year’s workshop was conducted by Commerce teacher Hanim Haseni from SMK St Teresa who has received recognition as an Excellent Teacher.
The main objective of this workshop is to help students prepare for the coming public examination by equipping them with knowledge and techniques to tackle the Commerce exam papers.
The participating schools were SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Green Road, SMK Pending, SMK Jalan Arang, SMK Kuching High, SMK Padungan, SMK Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Gapor, SMK Batu Kawa, SMK St Joseph and SMK St Thomas.
FAME marketing director Rachel Choo said the programme was part of the college’s long term commitment to promote business studies and its prospects among the local community.
“I am overwhelmed by the turnout today (yesterday). Our aim is simple and that’s to help you not only pass the exams, particularly in Commerce subject, but with flying colours,” she said in her address at the opening of the workshop yesterday.
FAME is an acronym for Financial, Accountancy, Management and Entrepreneurship – the four disciplines that represent the core of the college.
“We offer courses at certificate level, foundation, diplomas and degrees. FAME students can also complete their degrees at internationally recognised universities like University of Cumbria (UoC), UK or locally at lower fees,” she said.
All FAME courses, she added, were approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualification Agency.
“Various financial assistance are available such as PTPTN, easy payment scheme from banks, and scholarships.”
Choo revealed that FAME Kuching has produced more than 4,000 graduates in various fields to-date.
“We wish you (students) all the best in your examinations and you will pass your SPM.”
FAME offers Certificate in Business Studies, Foundation in Management, Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) programme and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programme.
The college also offers diplomas in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
It also conducts two 3+0 degree programmes in collaboration with UoC like Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Management, Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Management.
All diploma holders at FAME can get direct entry into Year 2, allowing them to attain the bachelor degrees locally.
The October 2017 intake will be open soon.
For more information, contact 082-285777 or visit its website at www.fame.edu.my or college at Brighton Square, Jalan Song which opens from 8.30am to 9pm Mondays to Fridays and from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays.