KDU Maths Science Quiz 2014

Captions

   
The top three winners: First prize went to Ng Tze from Catholic High School (second from right), second and third prize went Tan Bang Yi (second from left) from SMK Damansara Jaya and Chun Hao Zhe (right) from SMK Bandar Utama 3 respectively.   Proud teachers: The top 10 students with their teachers.   Deep in thoughts: Students busy answering questions.



KDU DISCOVERS MATHS AND SCIENCE WIZARD KID

Kuala Lumpur, 17 May 2014: KDU University College unfolds their latest edition to the long list of mastery wizards through the KDU Maths and Science Quiz 2014 organised by the School of Pre-University Studies, held at its Damansara Jaya campus.

This event saw over 250 students across 14 schools around Klang Valley competing against each other to claim the Maths and Science wizard title. Comprising of only Form Five students, the quiz was based on maths, science and general knowledge. The 50 questions given were in Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) format with a time limit of 40 minutes.

While gaining popularity over the years, this quiz is aimed to complement the Ministry of Education’s emphasis on the use of English in the teaching of Maths and Science. The questions given prompted students to think extensively as it involved general knowledge questions besides the maths and science syllabus.

Sathyavathy Rasanayagam, Head of School, Pre-University Studies said, “This event has provided students the platform to showcase their ability to solve questions under pressure. The questions given were challenging and needed a lot of practice as well as reading prior to the quiz in order to answer them.”

“This event helps prepare these students for their SPM examination while understanding their strength and weaknesses for them to enhance their knowledge cap,” she also added.

The KDU Maths and Science Quiz 2014 wizard title was presented to Ng Tze Donn from Catholic High School, PJ who walked home with RM 1000 and the challenge trophy. Coming in second and third was Tan Bang Yi from SMK Damansara Jaya and Chun Hao Zhe from SMK Bandar Utama 3 as they walked away with RM 700 and RM 500 with the challenge trophy respectively.

On cloud nine, Ng Tze Donn, the acclaimed winner said, “The questions were very challenging and I had to put on my thinking cap to answer these questions. It feels great to know exactly where you stand since it is an important year ahead. Prior to the quiz, I had to do lots of reading and practicing to equip myself sufficiently for the quiz.”

The students were also taken on a campus tour to give them a better understanding of how it feels to pursue tertiary education. This will provide students the determination and perseverance to do well in their studies to achieve their goals in life and that it can all start at KDU University College.

ABOUT KDU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE’S E3-BOOSTERS

With the E3 -Boosters, KDU University College’s students won’t have to settle for just any education. They’ll graduate with a special set of skills employers say they will need.

English Proficiency

Mastery of English is no longer an option in today's global environment. Students can build their English proficiency at KDU University College and land their dream job.

EQ Development

Being book smart is not enough. Emotional intelligence is essential. KDU University College will help its students raise their EQ to complement their IQ.

Entrepreneurship

KDU University College will bring out the spirit of entrepreneurship in its students. This will help them to stand out and be daring, innovative and adaptable.

ABOUT KDU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

KDU University College, a member of the KDU Education Group, is a pioneer and leading provider in the field of private tertiary education since 1983. The KDU Education Group is a fully integrated education services provider, from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels and executive and professional development programmes. The KDU Education Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this yearand is proud to have had had 45,000 strong alumni since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

The KDU Education Group is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad, a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad and whose diversified business interests include property development and construction.


Media enquiries : Ms. Belinda Chee
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
KDU University College
Telephone : +603-7953 6632
Email : sb.chee@kdu.edu.my