LICT and MPP join forces to offer 15 scholarships for diploma courses

Petrus (fourth right) handing over the scholarships to Lo as others witness.

KUCHING, July 15: Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (LICT) and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) have teamed up to offer 15 scholarships to SPM school leavers to pursue a diploma course in various creative art and design fields.

The scholarships worth RM240,000 will be awarded to deserving SPM students with minimum three credits to pursue a diploma in fields such as Architecture, Interior Design, Mass Communication, Graphic Design, Animation and Multimedia, Fashion, Business and Tourism.

According to a media release today, the scholarships are only applicable for diploma programmes at LICT’s newly-relocated Kuching Campus at CityOne Megamall for this coming August 2020 intake.

The new campus will allow students to learn in an environment in which they are constantly applying what they know to real world problems and learn from a global model of creativity and innovation.

MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang believes many Sarawakian youth are creative but are unable to pursue a proper education in arts.

“We hope this effort will help those who wish to further their studies in creative arts but are lacking in financial means to do so to be able to fulfill their dreams.

“Simultaneously, we will be able to build a comprehensive database of creative human resources who will be instrumental in helping us realise our Chief Minister’s vision of a digital economy,” he added.

LICT senior management official Petrus Alfred Paul pointed out that of late, the demand for graduates highly skilled in creative design and artistry in the workforce is on the rise.

“As we are now living in a digital age where information is mostly presented visually, there is a growing awareness on the importance of creative arts in various fields, even in science-based industries such as pharmaceuticals and engineering,” he highlighted.

The scholarships are an initiative under Limkokwing’s Foundation for Creativity and Innovation which was started by the founder and president of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) Tan Sri Datuk Seri Paduka Lim Kok Wing more than 30 years ago.

It is part of the university’s philanthropic mission to help the less fortunate, marginalised and displaced young people and empower them with an opportunity to draw their own blueprint of their future through tertiary education.

For more information, those interested can contact Bernard Ho at 012-6786694 or call the LICT campus at 082-532688 or email to — DayakDaily