Education is not only a huge investment; it is also the main driver in shaping one’s career. So making spot-on decisions from the very start is important.
The Facon Education Fair is the largest education road show in Malaysia, if not the region, and gives you the unique experience to meet with representatives of world renowned institutions.
Recognised among the best in the world, the exhibitors will be on hand to provide a wealth of information to help you make a better choice on what courses to pursue, particularly if you’ve been struggling with gathering the relevant information.
Taking into account today’s challenging economic environment, the exhibitors will be more than happy to offer financial aid and reduced fees to help students pursue their higher education unhindered by financial restraints.
It is heartening to know that more than a million visitors have attended the Fair since its first exhibition in 1990 that was endorsed by the Ministry of Education.
Timing is everything
One of the Fair’s many plus points is its superb timing. Held after the SPM and STPM examinations and around the release of the Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) results, this is when school leavers will be eagerly looking for vital information to decide on their tertiary education options.
Those interested to complete their education locally will not be disappointed as major award-winning institutions will be there.
These include Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Advance Tertiary College, Brickfields Asia College, Erican College, MAHSA University College, Nilai University, Quest International University Perak, UCSI University and more.
At its Kuala Lumpur event, there will be four international groups from Japan, the European Union, the United Kingdom and China, plus individual renowned institutions from Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia, the US and others, making it the most comprehensive showcase on education.
Choose from the best
The Japanese, the largest of the four pavilions will present 24 universities, three training colleges, eight Japanese language institutes and seven related organisations.
Providing a broad range of options on study and training in Japan, representatives will advise visitors on visa procedures, application of scholarships, lectures, tutorials, extra-curricular activities and even the general lifestyle of the Japanese.
Have you heard about free education in Europe? No? Visit the EU pavilion as studying for free is a possibility now.
Over 15 European countries will be represented at the Fair including Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden to disseminate information on education opportunities.
Representatives at the British pavilion will offer advice on the best British education available in the UK.
Thousands of programmes are being offered from design to IT, business to law, medicine to engineering, arts to sciences, accounting to finance, the list goes on.
Many of these programmes not only emphasise academic excellence but also work experience and communication skills, thus boosting a students’ potential employability.
There is also a wide range of programmes offered for working adults who wish to pursue postgraduate programmes.
When at the Fair, look out for the following:
Attractive rebates and fees: Exhibitors are offering reduced tuition fees and scholarships to make quality education more affordable. Offers are only valid during the Fair.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Guide: A Financial Aid booth at the Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru venues, will offer information on scholarships offered by the Fair’s exhibitors plus distribute a free Scholarship & Financial Aid Guide.
Study loans: PTPTN will be there to disseminate information on study loans.
Career talks: At the Kuala Lumpur venue, series of presentations will be conducted by professionals and industry leaders. Admission is free and seats are limited.
Career Personality Test: Free career personality tests are available at the Kuala Lumpur venue.
Mark these dates if you’re a student, school leaver, working adult, parent or counsellor:
|Malacca||Dec 9||Equatorial Hotel|
|Penang||Dec 10||Jen Hotel|
|Alor Setar||Dec 11||Star City Hotel|
|Ipoh||Dec 12||Weil Hotel|
|Kuala Lumpur||Dec 15 - Dec 16||KLCC Concention Centre|
|Johor Bahru||Dec 22||Grand Paragon Hotel|
Opening hours: 12pm–6pm
There is no better way to gather information than meeting representatives face to face. So bring along your result slips and other relevant documents for a more accurate assessment by the exhibitors.
The Facon Education Fair is recognised by the education industry as one of the most effective platforms to promote and disseminate information on courses offered by institutions of higher learning. Attracting an average of 80,000 visitors, the Fair is one of the largest most visited in Malaysia.
Source : Free Malaysia Today