Published: Saturday October 20, 2012 MYT 2:10:00 PM
Updated: Saturday October 20, 2012 MYT 5:25:16 PM
Dr Chua: Utar graduates highly employable
By EDMUND NGO
"I strongly believe that these achievement stemmed from the fact that the university has been working diligently to provide not only education opportunities to a large number of students from diverse backgrounds but also education of the highest standards.
"In line with the New Economic Model, which is to transform the Malaysian economy into a high-income country by 2020, Utar and Ktar have produced close to 200,000 graduates," he said at Utar's convocation ceremony for 2,118 students.
"Most of them are now contributing productively to the economy to create a globally competitive Malaysia," he said.
Utar now has about 20,000 students compared to about 400 students when it first started in 2002.
Dr Chua, who is guest-of-honour at the convocation, stressed that the MCA had recognised the needs of the community for affordable and quality education over 40 years ago when it established Tunku Abdul Rahman College (Ktar) in 1969.
"Not everyone is born with a silver sppon in their mouth, and certainly not every family can afford quality education, especially tertiary education," he said.
"The establishment of Ktar is to provide such quality tertiary education at affordable fees," he added.