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16 June 2015

[Borneo Post Online] SEGi offers courses for working adults

KUCHING: Continuing education to higher levels is now possible even for working adults, thanks to SEGi College Sarawak’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).

PACE is targeted at working adults who wish to take up a Diploma, Degree, Masters or even PhD in business, accounting, financial management, early childhood education, mass communication and even hospitality management.

According to SEGi University Group chief operating officer (Campuses) Robert Antonides, the main point of PACE is the flexibility for working adults.

“We understand that as working adults, it is extremely hard to balance both study and work. PACE allows working adults to come to classes when it is convenient for them, such as on the weekends or evenings, and we make sure that PACE is adaptable to the schedule of all the students.

“Not only do we try to adapt to the schedule of students, but we also combine online classes and the actual classroom, which increases flexibility and adaptability. Some students can also opt for a mix of online classes and actual classroom,” Antonides told members of the press during a press conference after the launch of PACE at SEGi College Sarawak, Jalan Tun Jugah here.

Earlier, guest of honour for the launching ceremony Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said career women should act smart and further their studies if the opportunity arose.

“Although priority should always go to family, educated women are definitely more capable in raising smart children. Educated women can also help contribute more to the family because they can get a higher income,” said the Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development.

She also urged teachers and assistants in childcare centres and kindergartens to take the opportunity to further their education with the Early Childhood Development courses offered by PACE which come in Diploma, Degree, Masters and PhD levels.

“It is true that practical experience is important and you definitely have the experience when working with children, but now the benefits of owning the proper qualifications are becoming more apparent.

“We are all aware of the quality of education in a shaky economy, so it is extremely important for people to equip themselves with the proper qualifications and skills to face drastic changes. Education has the capability to open up doors to change social status as well as life perspective,” Fatimah stressed.

During the ceremony, SEGi announced a RM500,000 scholarship for the Association of Registered Childcare Providers Sarawak and RM100,000 to Tadika Rhema.

SEGi University vice chancellor Emeritus Professor Dr Muhamad Awang and SEGi College Sarawak principal Ivy Lau were present.

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