Open day done onlineVincent Tan
UNIVERSITIES are moving their open day events onto the Internet.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is one of the local varsities to hold its Open Day online.
Due to the movement control order (MCO), the university said it’s taking a cyber alternative.
“If students and parents cannot come to campus, we will virtually bring the campus to them.”
The Cyber Open Day is on until April 19, from 10am to 6pm daily. “Students and viewers can engage in live chats with our staff.
“All Open Day activities are held online where students and parents can connect with UTAR through a series of interactive activities, ” the varsity said in a statement on Thursday.
The Cyber Open Day, it said, allows potential students to register for degree pro-grammes, apply for scholar-ships or loans, and conduct education counselling over the phone, and has an intelligent online interface that allows interaction with students, parents and the public who want to know more about UTAR, its campuses and programmes.
“There are virtual booths by UTAR faculties and service units where students and the public can access anytime and anywhere via any devices, including mobile phones.
“There are also webinars for viewers to know more about faculty programmes and study pathways.”
Students can also do an online career guidance test, UTAR said, to know more about their aptitudes in relation to respective job skills and requirements.
Meanwhile, those who want to enquire about Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s (TAR UC) application requirements and intakes should do so by phone.
Today is the last day for prospective students to receive a waiver of RM60 processing fee if they send in their applications online at www.tarc.edu.my.
Multimedia University’s (MMU) Virtual Open Day also ends today. Students and parents who want to enquire about MMU’s academic programmes, accommodation arrangements, financial aid, and lifestyle, can do so with a click of a mouse.
A virtual tour of MMU’s campuses is available for visitors, who are encouraged to apply online.
Those who qualify could receive their offer letters on the same day.
Meanwhile, students who seek expert guidance can book a slot with MMU’s counsellors through the institution’s website www.mmu.edu.my.
MMU has also instructed all its employees to work from home until March 31, in a “temporary lockdown” of all its campuses.
MMU acting president Prof Dr Ho Chin Kuan said only those deemed as essential services, namely security, maintenance, cleaning, occupational safety and health and critical IT services are exempted from the arrangement.
Tentatively, MMU will resume its normal office operations on Apr 1.
Source: The Star