May 29, 2012, Kuala Lumpur -- EcoKnights, together with UM Cares of University Malaya, conducted a 3 hour talk and film screening for about 2000 students who have just registered in the Pusat Asasi Sains (The Centre for Foundation Studies in Science) for the 2012 annual intake.
A brief introduction was conducted by UM Cares Head Coordinator, Hariz Zain, followed by an interactive session with the students about volunteerism. The second half of the talk was handled by Yasmin Rasyid, president of EcoKnights, who is also a guest lecturer at the University of Malaya. Yasmin touched on the importance of relating their experience to other activities on campus, to help compliment and balance academic studies. A short film screening of the 2011 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival's Best Malaysian Film, "On Borrowed Time" was screened to the audience.
|Pic (L): The Foundation Studies students making their way in to the Tunku Canselor Hall||Pic (R): Students sitted right before the session.|
The Centre for Foundation Studies in Science which was established in 1977 offers Science Matriculation Programme which was to prepare students with basic knowledge in Science for entrance to courses in science-based courses in universities.
At present, the Centre for Foundation Studies in Science is preparing students to further their studies in Bachelor Degree Programs at all Institution of Higher Studies in Malaysia. Our main objective is to prepare students with comprehensive basic knowledge in Science and Mathematics in order to be competitive to enter critical science courses offered by the universities. At the centre, the students will experience learning in a university learning environment and develop their self-esteem through the activities conducted by the Centre, residential college and the university as a whole.