KDU Penang continues successful partnership with British Council |

KDU Penang continues successful partnership with British Council

From left: Dr Chong Beng Keok, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of KDU College Penang and Katie Butler, Director of English Language Services for Malaysia. 
(George Town, April)– KDU College Penang (KDU College) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with British Council Penang, formalising what promises to be another successful collaboration to improve the command of English Language amongst KDU College Penang’s students.

With this one-year collaboration, students of KDU College will attend English and English- related classes twice a week, organised by the British Council and conducted by teachers who are native English-speakers. Representing KDU College at the signing ceremony was its Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Chong Beng Keok while British Council Penang was represented by its Director of English Language Services for Malaysia, Katie Butler.

Commenting on this partnership, Dr Chong said, “At KDU College, one of our key focus areas is improving the employability of our students. This collaboration provides KDU students the opportunity to improve their command of the English language, which remains the main global language of business. With this additional focus on areas beyond just knowledge development, we ensure that KDU graduates are ready to hit the ground running upon graduation, wherever they may be employed around the world.”

Echoing Dr Chong’s emphasis on the importance of a good command of the English language, Ms. Butler said, “KDU College understands the importance of education and places great importance on good quality, high value education.”

This is the second time KDU College has collaborated with British Council Penang. In December 2014, the College formally inked a service agreement with the British Council Penang to become an Associate of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as well as a partner of the British Council Teaching Centre. This collaboration has enabled KDU College to conduct the IELTS examinations at its campus and made KDU College a one-stop tertiary education centre. It also opens up access to worldwide networks, expertise in international learning and cultural programmes which will benefit KDU students.

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About KDU College Penang

KDU College Penang is a member of Paramount Education, 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. Paramount Education celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2013, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

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

Issued by: KDU College Penang
For further information, please contact: Khor Whuan Lynn (Lynn)
Marketing Communication Executive KDU College Penang
Telephone: 04-238 6215
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Email: whuanlynn.khor@kdupg.edu.my