By Norizahamalina Ramli
Photo Noor Azreen Awang
SERDANG, Feb 25 - Centre of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Sciences (Asper), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), organised the Asasi Education Fair 2015 to offer students the opportunity to obtain information about UPM learning programmes that captured their interests.
Asper director, Prof. Dr. Mahiran Basri, said the programme had also been used as one of the mechanisms to promote UPM to the community aiming at school leavers and matriculation graduates to further their studies here.
"This exhibition helps students in understanding in details the minimum qualifications required to study at each faculty and also provides knowledge in choosing their desired programmes," he said.
Some 5,000 visitors attended the one-day exhibition which also offered three types of admission; fast track admission, mainstream admission and September admission .
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Datuk Dr. Mad Nasir Shamsudin also made a visit to the exhibition, which ended with a lucky draw.
Prof. Dr. Mahiran also said apart from getting relevant information regarding the academic programmes at faculties, Student Counseling Section booth also provided the visitors with information on the programmes that they intended to choose.
"It can give an idea to students to identify their tendencies and softskill in making the right choice when selecting suitable programmes," he said.
Meanwhile, an attendee, Balqis Mad Noor, 19, said as an agricultural science student, the exhibition helped her in accessing the precise information to various bachelor programmes.
"I can understand about applications, programmes offered, minimum qualifications, entry requirements and fees. It has also taught me to be more considerate in making a decision, " she said.
For Ahmad Syawan Siswandi, 19, he decided to attend the exhibition due to his wish to pursue study at UPM.
"UPM is a leading research university with diverse expertise in the field of agriculture. Description given by experienced UPM students gave me a clearer picture about the university," he said. - UPM