Press Release
02 July 2018

LEMBAH BERINGIN, 2 July – Over 99% of this year's graduating batch from Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM or College), one of Malaysia's finest pre-university colleges, have received conditional offers from top-notch universities in United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Australia and United States of America (USA), Canada and Hong Kong.

They received their completion of studies certificates in a graduation ceremony that was graced by DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Alhaj, the Sultan of Selangor and DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin.

Nine of the graduating students received conditional offers to Cambridge and Oxford University; 24 to Imperial College London and 21 to London School of Economics, to name a few.

The College recorded an overall high academic performance – last January's result showed 90% of all grades gained at the A-Level examinations were graded at A*, A or B and over 60% gained at least 3 A grades.

Based on their A-Level examination results, three of KYUEM graduating students gained Top in the World awards – Top in the World for Mathematics (AS Level) went to Nabil Thoo Min Ren who aspire to continue his studies in Mathematics with Economics at University College London. Two high achievers in Marine Science (AS Level) are Farah Diana Mohamed Faizal who will be pursuing Geography at University of Bristol, and Muhammad Aiman Ahmad Suhaimi who has accepted the conditional offer to pursue International Relations with Quantitative Methods at University of Edinburgh.

The ceremony saw seven outstanding graduates presented with Special Awards:

  • Ng Xuan Yi who was awarded Scholar of the Year;
  • Nabil Thoo Min Ren received the Academic Excellence Award (Arts);
  • Joseph Ooi Boon Han won the Academic Excellence Award (Science);
  • Gai Min-Qi won the Academic Excellence Award (Mathematics);
  • Muhammad Afiq Samsudin received the Best Progress Award; and
  • Mohd Azrai Zain Ariffin and Azreen Marissa Adif received the Male Sports and Co-Curricular Award and Female Sports and Co-Curricular Awards, respectively.

The new Principal of KYUEM, Peter Hodge congratulated all 240 graduating students and said, “We are extremely proud of our students and their individual success stories.  We are also very proud of what they go on to achieve as they leave our grounds as successful and well accomplished individuals fully prepared for university and able to meet future challenges with confidence.”

“Pre-university education is an important crossroad and attaining a KYUEM A-Level qualification not only brings KYUEM graduates a step closer to attaining their goals but also opens a world of possibilities for them. KYUEM’s consistent and proven track record and excellent results are testimony and is in recognition of our excellent delivery system, consistent academic performance and attainment of Cambridge Brilliance awards.

“Credit is also due to our teachers and academic mentors who provided guidance to our students in their academic work and our experienced counsellors further supported them in their university application journey,” he added.

Peter Hodge has more than 15 years of experience as a Principal, the last being Arab Unity School in United Arab Emirates (UAE). He also has over 24 years of management experience. One of the key roles he held was a Country Director at GEMS, UAE where he was responsible for academic, staffing, finances and buildings of all schools managed by GEMS in Egypt.

KYUEM provide ample opportunities for students to attain a holistic development via participation in many extracurricular activities while at the same time provide an intellectually stimulating academic environment.

Approximately half of KYUEM students are sponsored by organisations such as Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam or JPA, Majlis Amanah Rakyat or MARA, Securities Commission, Yayasan Khazanah, Yayasan Terengganu, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, PETRONAS and Yayasan Tabung Haji to name a few.

The college has been successful in preparing and placing students to read Accountancy, Economics, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Information Technology, Architecture, Bio-Technology and many other much sought-after courses at first- class universities abroad.

KYUEM is a premier residential college specialising in providing top quality Cambridge International Examinations A-Levels education and it was established back in 1998. It is a non-profit educational institution founded under Yayasan UEM, a charitable foundation established by UEM Group Berhad.

The aim of KYUEM is to provide a broad and liberal education that produces not only academically well-qualified students, but also individuals with a sense of responsibility towards their fellows, their families and their country: in essence, high calibre future citizens well prepared for the demands of a digital and increasingly globalized world.

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