Faculty of Business staff donate school bags to children of Miri Methodist Children’s Home

Miri – 16 August 2021 – Staff of the Faculty of Business at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) brought smiles to orphaned children at the Miri Methodist Children’s Home when they donated school bags that will benefit them in their ongoing studies.

Dr. Joseph Sia, a senior lecturer and a project organiser of the donation, said, “We hope this small contribution will encourage the children to do well in their studies, especially during this pandemic. We hope to do more for the wellbeing of the children in the future.”

Meanwhile, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Professor Andreas Zins, said, “I fully support this initiative by our staff because it is important to help and support the community where possible. It is sometimes the small gestures that matter most, to both the donors and receivers.”

“Our staff have also supported the community in a big way, by volunteering hundreds of hours at the COVID-19 PPV or vaccination centre at our campus. They have done much to ensure the vaccinees have a relatively hassle-free vaccination process, which is greatly appreciated by the health authorities, the university and the local community,” he added.

Professor Zins also said Curtin Malaysia takes the future of the young in the community to heart and advised SPM, STPM, UEC, O-Level and A-Level leavers in the community not to delay their tertiary studies because of the pandemic. He said they can start business courses at Curtin Malaysia online right away and continue on campus as soon as it feasible to do so, hopefully before the end of the year.

He said those in need of financial aid can apply for university, industry and government sponsored scholarships and bursaries available, including the Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme for Sarawakian Bumiputera students which allows them to study at Curtin Malaysia at tuition fees equivalent to those at public universities.

Curtin’s Malaysia’s Faculty of Business offers a one-year Foundation in Commerce programme for SPM and O-Level leavers that feeds directly into its undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce programmes. The Bachelor of Commerce is unique in that students have a choice of undertaking a single major in accounting or finance, or double majors in a wide range of business disciplines, including human resource management, management, marketing and tourism and hospitality.

With the double majors, they will not only complete two majors in the same duration as a single major, but will also broaden their areas of expertise and career opportunities. Curtin Malaysia also offers a Master in International Business by coursework that is tailored for future international leaders seeking to enrich their knowledge, skills and qualifications in international business.

Dr. Sia (centre, back row) and Faculty Manager Ramina Tuah (2nd right) with staff and children of the Miri Methodist Children’s Home.

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