KUALA LUMPUR, Wednesday 13 July 2005 - UCSI Edu-Van is still a hit in secondary schools whenever it is invited to help spice up school exhibitions.
At an exhibition held at Sekolah Menengah Damansara Utama in Petaling Jaya, UCSI Edu-Jay, Prakash Gopalakrishnan entertained the secondary school students with quizzes and a singing competition.
Souvenir items sponsored by companies such as Yeo Hiap Seng and Ponds were given away as prizes for students who participated in the quiz and song contest.
A Form Five student, Amanda Cheong was exhilarated to win some attractive prizes for answering the day’s toughest questions, which are a mix of questions relating to their school syllabus and entertainment.
Prakash, who is a third year Mass Communication student at UCSI, said he enjoys the interaction with the students. “It brings back memories of my own school days,” the 22-year old edu-jay said. “It’s also a good way to train myself for some bigger tasks ahead when I eventually graduate.”He said being an edu-jay also helps him to learn people skills and the ability to hold a crowd, while entertaining them. “Looking at the smiles on the faces of secondary students also motivate me to excel in this professional field for which I am preparing myself.
UCSI Edu-Van is an outreach programme and the first of its kind by an institution of higher learning in Malaysia which is designed to help stimulate interest in tertiary education amongst secondary school students. Edu-Jays are “education deejays” who are UCSI students with the talent to interact with secondary school students.
Its founder, Stephen Ng said the main objective of the school visits by the Edu-Jays is to let students realize that studying in a private institution can be fun. “Our quizzes are also designed to help them make their school lessons more fun,” he said.
Schools wishing to invite the UCSI Edu-Van for a visit can contact The UCSI Edu-Van Coordinator at 03-91018880 or email to [email protected]
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