n Kuala Lumpur, some 140 freshies showed up, out of the total 223 who had newly-registered at the Kuala Lumpur (KLRO) and Petaling Jaya Regional Offices (PJRO). The KL campus was a hive of activity as staff welcomed the new students and distributed goodie bags and course materials. A group of teachers from the Sri Garden International School who had signed up for the Bachelor of Education of Primary Education came as well.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy, Planning and Continuing Education) U K Menon welcomed the students and spoke on CeMBA, while School of Education, Languages and Communications dean Prof Malachi Edwin Vethamani briefed them on the ODL model, study skills and online TMA submission. Other briefings were done by C K Samy, Raja Isaiah, Janet Khaw, Kelvin Khoo and Shahryl Abdul Latiff from the two regional offices.
There was much excitement as the Kuching Regional Office recorded a total 91 new students – 58 for the School of Business and Administration (SBA), 18 for the School of Foundation and Liberal Studies (SFLS) and 15 for School of Science and Technology (SST).
During the orientation held at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, SBA deputy dean Dr Teoh Ai Ping from the main campus shared on CeMBA/CeMPA and study skills. Most of the other presentations were handled by KCRO director Jimmy Chai and marketing and admissions executive Mohamad Azharani Hj Seruji. Freshie Haji Daud Da’an, a retired government servant who enrolled for CeMBA , led in the oath-taking ceremony of the new students.