KDU Penang’s former pre-university high achievers continue to excel | KDU Penang University College

KDU Penang’s former pre-university high achievers continue to excel



The KDU Education Group, one of the pioneers to offer pre-university studies, has the distinction of producing outstanding students over the past 30 years with many having gone onto achieve academic excellence, and done extremely well in their career.

KDU College Penang, which has always been renowned for its outstanding world class GCE A-Level results, is equally renowned for its Pre-University Centre's pastoral care. Recently, a few former GCE A-Level high scorers who had gained acceptance to some of the world's top universities dropped by the Centre to share their overseas experience with their lecturers, over a cup of coffee.

Among those who dropped by was Ho Shou Hou, who had scored 4A's in the 2012 GCE A-Level examinations, acing his subjects with a score percentile of 91, 92,93 and 95. He also obtained near perfect scores, securing 113 out of 120 in the TOEFL ibt and scores of 750, 750 and 780 out of 800 for mathematics 1,2 and physics, respectively at the SAT test. He was awarded a Chancellor Scholarship by the University of British-Columbia in Canada, where he is currently pursuing Computer Science. Shou Hou credits his current success to the study drill methods and guidance of his lecturers during his Pre-University days at KDU College Penang.

Another was Scott Ooi Chiu Phu, who had previously scored 4A's and 1A in the GCE A-Level November 2010 examination. Scotty attributed his success to his Pre-University lecturers as their pastoral care and support enabled him to achieve such excellent results. Said Scotty,"I am very thankful for the hard work that my lecturers had put in to prepare us well for the exams". He is currently living his dreams after attaining a full scholarship in Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia two years ago. Another of his peers, Ahmad Fikri bin Anwar Fadzil also managed to secure a full scholarship at the same university.

Lecturers at KDU College Penang's Pre-University Centre were pleased to learn that another two former students of theirs, Brandon Teh Yuen Lin and Vanessa Mae Ren Chong, who were top scorers at the GCE A-Level in 2008, had received full scholarships from their respective universities in the USA and UK. A former Cambridge "Top in the World" scorer for GCE AS Mathematics, Brandon's tertiary education tuition fees are fully paid by the University of Kansas, USA where he is pursuing a Degree in computer engineering. Vanessa, a JPA scholar, recently successfully graduated from the prestigious King's College with a Bachelor of Science. Both Brandon and Vanessa concurred that their success was due to the holistic education they received at KDU College Penang during their Pre-University studies, a few years ago.

Head of Department for KDU College Penang's Centre of Pre-University Studies, Mr. Yeoh Ewe Aun, attributes the Centre's growing success to its team of experienced and dedicated lecturers and a holistic education philosophy, which also focuses on the development of the student's character, as well as supportive parents and ultimately the students who have worked relentlessly towards achieving such fantastic results, year after year, for the past 22 years. "To see our students soaring high above the crowd in the academia world is a motivational spark for our lecturers to continue developing new effective teaching methodologies which cater to today's new examination formats. We hope the students will look at their limitations as new opportunities. We are proud of their achievements and wish them all the best in their future endeavors", said Mr. Yeoh.

For more information on the programmes and activities at:

- KDU University College PJ, call 03-77288123 / email best@kdu.edu.my, or log on to their website at www.kdu.edu.my. 

- KDU College Penang, call 04-2266368 / email best@kdupg.edu.my, or log on to www.kdupg.edu.my.

KDU College Penang is a member of the KDU Education Group, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. The KDU Education Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

The KDU Education Group is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad (Paramount), a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad and whose diversified business interests include property development and construction.