Thursday January 17, 2013
Former students surprised by news of college closing down
KUCHING: Alumni of INTI College Sarawak were taken aback by the news that it was closing down.
With many good and bad memories during their years at INTI, they felt sorry for its fate.
Stivalen Lepon, who graduated in Computer Science last year, said he had no clue that the campus was in difficulty. “Honestly, while I was studying there I did not hear rumours of the possibility of it closing down. So it’s kind of sad to hear about it,” he told The Star.
The 23-year-old, who is currently doing his internship at Sarawak Energy Berhad, said he had fond memories of studying at INTI because it provided him with a good learning environment. Having spent close to five years there for his diploma and degree, Stivalen recalled the intensive learning sessions he went through which led to his graduation.
“I made many friends there and built a strong network through the college’s many activities. The most memorable experience was the time when the college sent me as a representative to the INTI Conference in Penang last year.
“The conference was attended by top representatives from the other INTI campuses. We learned to be creative and had to present research papers,” he said.
He said the college truly lived up to its commitment in providing top quality education to its students, adding that the conducive environment and articulate lecturers at the campus made it an ideal place to study.
Stephanie Lee was also quite shocked over the news as she had friends who graduated from INTI and who are now working there.
“The college was all right for me though I did not partake in much of the activities. It provided a good student experience while I was there,” she said.
Lee, who graduated in Computer Science eight years ago, said the best thing about INTI was that it provided flexibility in its learning programme.