2013 Annual Report
Messages from Key Management
Hew Moi Lan
Group Chief Executive Officer
SEG International Bhd
2013 was a year to remember for all of us at SEGi University Group. Much focus and determination was invested by us all to ensure we can top the success of our Group’s achievements in the past few years. However, it pains me deeply to report the dip in our profits.
Needless to say, as part of the Group for more than two decades, I am confident that we can pick up from where we have left off, combine our strengths and take the Group further. What we need to do now is to ensure there is maximum synergy towards a common goal.
In the past year we have achieved milestones as a Group. We are always investing into our facilities and infrastructure in all our campuses to ensure an enjoyable student experience. With the addition of SEGi Tower near our flagship campus, we are set to welcome more students and academicians to SEGi. Several Schools and Faculties have shifted to SEGi Tower from the flagship campus, thus providing a more conducive atmosphere for academic excellence.
In addition, the Group attracted experienced people to be part of its Management team. It has been a pleasure working with such talented people, and I look forward to the coming year to invoke positive changes together.
One obvious change at SEGi is our brand. Guided by the new brand promise, “The Best in You, Made Possible”, we strive to make education accessible with the support of quality programmes. Together, we can provide students with an excellent education by shaping young bright minds, building mutual trust and by doing things differently to make us unique.
The year 2014 may bring forth its own set of challenges, and I am confident we are prepared to face them and to emerge victoriously, together as a team.
Emeritus Professor Dr. Muhamad Awang
SEGi University Vice Chancellor
SEG International Bhd
The year 2013 was a momentous year for us all at SEGi. After achieving University status in 2012, we have not rested on our laurels, but instead we worked harder to reflect our excellence.
SEGi was ranked on par with the best Malaysian universities in the year 2012/2013 in the Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQUEST). We are the sole university group that has garnered the most number of accolades from this much sought-after recognition amongst private institutions.
As a leading education institution, SEGi continues to develop innovative programmes to cater to the needs of the industry and ultimately, the community at large. One notable programme is PACE or Professional and Continuing Education.
PACE enables students to learn at their own pace and complete their studies with assurance that they can still attend to other obligations and have a fulfilling work-life balance. Instead of attending scheduled classes at a physical venue that can take up additional time, cost and effort to commute, students can conveniently log in to their classes at any time of the day, at any location with access to the Internet. We started with our MBA (General Manangement) programme and more will follow suit in the months to come.
The other is HCC or the Health Care and Child Care programme. SEGi has a strong reputation as Champion of Entry Point Project (EPP) 2 of Education National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) to promote and train Early Childhood Care and Education (ECC E) practitioners in Malaysia. With the additional Health Care element in their studies, graduates of the HCC programme are qualified ECC E practitioners, and this HCC programme fulfills the government’s call for more ECC E graduates with at least a diploma qualification.
SEGi has also embarked on establishing Centres of Excellence (CoE) within the Group. This is to propel SEGi to the next level by building upon strong foundations and transform SEGi from a generalist institution into 8 specialist fields. By focusing on particular areas of strength, the CoE will be able to deliver a superior education experience.
We have continued to attract international university partners to offer broader programme options to students. We will be announcing these new international partners soon.
Few of our existing international university partners paid us a visit in the past year, and all had rave reviews about how their programmes are delivered at SEGi.
Spurred by our passion to provide the best to our students so that their natural talents and potential are maximised, SEGi will continue to lead the way in education excellence.