The formalisation of the MoA signed between TAR UC and RCC paves the way for RCC to offer TAR UC’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme to their students.
Left picture: Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei holding the MoA on behalf of TAR UC.
Right picture: Mr Michael Tiong (centre) holding the MoA on behalf of RCC, flanked by Mr Nicholas Wong (leftmost) and Dr Lim Hong Chang (rightmost).
In its efforts to widen access to education particularly for Sarawakians, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) took the first step in offering its programme in the form of a franchise by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (‘MoA’) with Regal City College (‘RCC’), Kuching, Sarawak on 5 March 2021 via a virtual event. The MoA paves the way for RCC to offer TAR UC’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme to its students.
As part of the collaboration, TAR UC will be providing the pedagogical concepts and know-how to RCC. RCC will follow stringent guidelines and academic regulations provided by TAR UC in the provision of the TAR UC Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme to ensure that it is equivalent and comparable to the on-campus studies at TAR UC. The materials utilised in the programme at RCC will be in accordance with the guidelines given by TAR UC and a qualified team will handle and deliver the programme. RCC will also seek to obtain approval from the Ministry of Higher Education (‘MOHE’) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (‘MQA’) for the conduct of the programme at RCC. All of this will ensure the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme delivered at RCC achieves the highest quality assurance. This collaboration will not only provide an opportunity for Sarawakians to pursue TAR UC qualification, but they can also do so locally without having to travel out of state.
At the virtual event, RCC was represented by Mr Michael Tiong, Chief Executive of RCC, Mr Nicholas Wong, Director of Kuching IT Sdn Bhd and Dr Lim Hong Chang, Director of Kuching IT Sdn Bhd. TAR UC was represented by Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UC, Vice Presidents of TAR UC and members of the Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business.
In his welcome remark, Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei expressed his excitement in seeing the fruition of this collaboration. “With the hard work put in by RCC together with my team, this is something that we really look forward to. We would like to reach out to all students particularly in the state of Sarawak so that the programme can benefit more young people. We are off to a good start and we will give our full support to enable the programme to be delivered at RCC’s end successfully,” said Prof Ir Dr Lee.
Mr Michael Tiong was equally excited about the collaboration. “This signifies the beginning of a mutually beneficial cooperation between TAR UC and RCC. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to offer the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme to prospective students via the franchise model. Our students can take up TAR UC education without having to travel to west Malaysia. I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to all. With our hard work and commitment, we will forge an even stronger relationship between both institutions,” said Mr Michael Tiong.