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46 Students from China in Intensive English Programme

By Salbinous Saribun

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER – A total of 46 students from China will attend an Intensive English Preparatory Programme (IEPP) for four months at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

The programme, which started this month is part of the entry requirements for undergraduate and graduate courses at the university.

“This annual programme was launched in 2006 for Professional Development (UCPD),” said the Chairman of UMS Investment Holdings Sdn Bhd, Datuk Ag. Buhtamam Ag. Mahmun in his speech to Batch 27 of IEPP students, yesterday.

Datuk Ag. Buhtamam who is a member of the Board of Directors UMS said, to date a total of 1,284 international students successfully completed this intensive English language preparatory programme.

“Most of them are from China but we also have students from other countries such as Turkey, Indonesia, Korea, Japan and Cambodia,” he said.

He also reminded the new students undertaking the programme to study hard and pass the required course to be eligible for the bachelor programme or master’s degree at the university.

Also present was the Dean of the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Professor Dr. Vincent Pang who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah. – (fl)


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