December 2007 was a special day for the staff
and students of Sunway College Johor Bahru as it was the grand
Official Opening ceremony of the campus. Months of preparation
was rewarded with lovely weather on that day. Sunway College
Johor Bahru was honoured to have the Deputy Minister of Higher
Education, Y. B. Datuk Ong Tee Keat, to officiate the ceremony.
The guest-of-honour was warmly received with a unique percussion
performance; starting with a spectacular piece by The Qian Qiu
Drums Troop , followed by the Urumi Melam Indian Drums. In true
Malaysian “muhibbah” spirit, the welcoming ceremony was rounded
up by the vibrant sounds of the Malay “kompang” and our
honourable guest was accompanied with 4 Sirih Jujung ushers.
Guests were also entertained by a group of professional dancers,
who presented a contemporary silhouette dance.
In his speech, YB Datuk Ong Tee Keat lauded the efforts of the
Sunway Education Group in its quest to provide quality education
for all, backed by a trust fund set up by its founder, YB Tan
Sri Datuk Seri Dr Jeffery Cheah.
As noted in his speech, Mr Lee Weng Keng, CEO of Education &
Healthcare Division of Sunway Group highlighted that the Sunway
Trust Fund has thus far offered more than RM37 million in
scholarships in a span of 20 years. In a short period of 2
years, RM200 000 worth of scholarships have been disbursed to
worthy students here in Sunway College Johor Bahru itself.
Following Sunway University College’s history of producing top
achievers, Sunway College Johor Bahru has also produced world
prize winning students, among them, Ang Ju Li, who emerged at
the top of the Cambridge International Exams in Mathematics for
The opening ceremony was followed by a tour of the RM 30 million
purpose built campus, which boasts a two-storey library, student
lounge areas and state of the art computer and science
The event was concluded with the presentation of a souvenir to
YB Datuk Ong, who later took time to chat with students of the
Sunway College Johor Bahru currently offers a wide range of
courses, ranging from Pre-University right up to 3 + 0 degree
programmes. Members of the public are welcome to visit the
campus to find out more about courses available as well as view
the facilities. Sunway College Johor Bahru will be holding its
Open Day on Sunday, 16 December 2007, during which a series of
educational and career talks will be scheduled. Please call 07 –
359 6880 for further enquiries.