IBS College Miri offers free two-month course to SPM school leavers from underprivileged communities

Ting (seated third right) and Hii (on Ting's right) with SPM 2023 school leavers and their parents during the launching of the free education project on April 1, 2024.

By Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, April 1: IBS College Miri has initiated a groundbreaking project aimed at providing free education to Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers from underprivileged communities.

This project is supported by Deputy Minister I for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew.

“Through a partnership with IBS College, students will attend a two-month course, starting from April 1 until May 30, while awaiting opportunities to pursue higher education or explore alternative paths,” Ting said, when met after the launching of the free education programme at IBS College Miri here today.

A total of 100 students from Miri, Limbang and Sibu, have successfully enrolled in the free course offered by IBS.

The programme aims to bridge the gap between completing secondary education and entering tertiary institutions or the workforce by providing a comprehensive syllabus tailored to students’ needs and interests which also allows participants to gain valuable skills and knowledge to enhance their academic and professional prospects.

“This initiative not only provides SPM school leavers with access to quality education but also empowers them to make informed decisions about their future. By investing in their development, we are investing in the future prosperity of our communities and nation as a whole,” Ting said.

Meanwhile, IBS College Miri principal and CEO Dr Anthony Hii said the two-month course covers a range of subjects, including computer skills, English language skills, and leadership and entrepreneurship development.

Additionally, the programme offers guidance and support to help students navigate their next steps after completing the course.

“Whether they choose to pursue further studies at universities, enroll in vocational training programmes, or enter the workforce directly, participants are equipped with the tools and confidence to succeed,” he said. — DayakDaily