SEGi University and TEKU: Strengthening Academic Opportunities

Persatuan Masyarakat Sungai Teku Aup Pasai Sibu (TEKU) visited SEGi University on 29 March 2024 to explore potential collaboration opportunities. This visit aimed to introduce the community to the diverse programmes and financial support offered by SEGi University, one of Malaysia’s largest private institutions of higher learning, with a focus on harnessing the potential of talented young people from underprivileged backgrounds.

The delegation from TEKU included notable figures such as Dr Chan MieowKee (Deputy Dean, Research), Chong HockSiong (Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Dr Sia YawYong (Deputy Dean, Academic), Wong KeeSiong (Assistant Manager, Marketing), Ir Associate Prof Tan YongChai (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology), Prof. ChM Dr. Sharon Teh Geok Bee (Vice Chancellor, SEGi University), Hii LiongTeck (Chairman, Teku Association), Dr Peter Chong KuokSiong (Health Advisor, Teku Association), Soh KehYew (Deputy Chairman, Teku Association), and other members of the Teku Association.

TEKU has been serving the community for over 30 years, organising yearly festive gatherings, health awareness drives, and fundraising initiatives for needy schools and churches. The association also supports community concerns presented to the municipality to improve overall well-being. TEKU’s committee comprises directors of companies and professionals, boasting over 300 members. Honourable advisors include Temenggong Datuk Vincent Lau Lee Ming, Dato Lau Ngie Hua, and YB Oscar Ling Chai Yew.

The visit underscored SEGi University’s commitment to community engagement and educational accessibility. The university offers a range of programmes designed to meet the needs of diverse student populations and provides robust financial aid options to support students from underprivileged backgrounds. SEGi University’s emphasis on academic excellence and community support aligns with TEKU’s mission to uplift the community through education and development.

SEGi University’s impressive track record in higher education is reflected in its numerous accolades and partnerships. According to a report by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, SEGi is recognised for its quality education and industry-relevant programmes. The university’s collaboration with TEKU highlights its ongoing efforts to extend educational opportunities and resources to all segments of society, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder academic and personal growth.

By engaging with community organisations like TEKU, SEGi University continues to demonstrate its role as a leader in fostering educational development and social responsibility. This partnership is poised to create lasting positive impacts, providing young people from underprivileged backgrounds with the tools and opportunities needed to succeed.

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