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FELCRA College Students May Continue Studies At BAU

Last update: 05/01/2018
By Mohd Shukri Ishak

JAKARTA, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- Kolej FELCRA will collaborate with the Bogor Agricultural University (BAU) in sending students from the college to further their studies at the degree level.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the matter would be signed by both parties to enable students of Kolej FELCRA, especially children of FELCRA settlers, in obtaining their first degree at the BAU.

Felcra Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Zulkarnain Md Eusope said discussions on the matter with BAU Rector Dr Arif Satria was now in the final stages before the MoU was expected to be signed in early February.

"Kolej FELCRA is now targeting to take in 500 students per semester, and if they obtain the qualifications stipulated by BAU, they could further their studies at the BAU to get their first degree after completing their diploma studies at Kolej FELCRA," he told Bernama here.

He said a sum of RM2 million was being allocated per year to sponsor the cost of such studies and Kolej FELCRA students could apply for aid from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).

Kolej FELCRA was set up on May 25 2012 under FELCRA Education Services Sdn Bhd, which offers study programmes at the certificate and diploma levels in the fields of accounting, entrepreneurship, halal management, business and so on.

Kolej FELCRA, which now has 400 students, is targeted to have its status upgraded to a University College by the year 2019, while BAU which was established in 1963, is a leading educational centre in Indonesia which focuses on agricultural development.