KUALA TERENGGANU, 4 December 2006 Monday – University College Sedaya International (UCSI) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Terengganu Skills Development Center (TESDEC) to acquire a 16-acre tract of land, located in Bukit Kor, Marang, on which to build a new medical campus.

UCSI Terengganu’s campus is the first full-fledged private university set up in the educational hub of Terengganu. 

To consolidate its expansion programme into the East Coast, its President and Vice Chancellor, Peter T. S. Ng said UCSI will also be operating a full centre of the London English Academy (LEA) out of its Terengganu Campus. 

LEA will be a place to attain the best education in the English language, where the modules used are well structured in order to bring the best in a person who will be studying with LEA. 

“This is in line with the Higher Education Ministry’s initiative to promote a higher level of English competency among Malaysians,” he said.

In a report recently, Higher Education Minister, Datuk Mustapa Mohamed is quoted saying that the Government wants students to be fluent in the English language as part of being ready for a global workplace.

“The establishment of our state-of-the-art UCSI campus in Marang is indeed a benchmark project by a private university in the beautiful state of Terengganu”, added Ng. “It is also indeed very much in keeping with the Terengganu State Government’s slogan, “Heritage Land, Education and Innovation"

Together with UCSI’s current 40-acre piece of land, this purpose-built campus will be ready by May 2007. “We also plan to eventually introduce other health-related degree programmes such as Optometry and Dentistry to make our Terengganu campus an institution fully dedicated to healthcare,” Ng said. 

Chancellor of UCSI, YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Rahman Arshad witnessed the signing ceremony between the Chairman of Terengganu’s Education, Science and Technology and Human Resource Development Committee, Y.B. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latiff bin Awang and President & Vice Chancellor of UCSI, Peter T.S Ng.

Also present were the General Manager of TESDEC, Che Razali bin Adis, UCSI University Council Member & Dean of School of Medicine, Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Roslani bin Abdul Majid and UCSI’s Vice-President of Research & Corporate Affairs, Professor Dr. Norfadzillah Hitam.

"Without prejudice to the rights of UCSI the information herein is correct at the time of printing and UCSI reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice."

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