“Taylor’s College acknowledges the exemplary achievements by the Canadian Pre-University (CPU) students in the 66th Graduation Ceremony held recently. A total of 175 students received their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, with students recording a total average score up to 98.7%.
Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor’s College applaud the students for their success, “CPU stands for Capabilities+Passion=U. It is one’s capabilities and passion who makes them who they are. Every graduate has the potential to be a leader, leaders who bring change instead of waiting for change to happen. While equipping yourself with excellent learning skills, it is equally important to sharpe your life skills and leadership skills, which will empower you to take your productive place as leaders in the global community and live a purpose-driven life.”
The event was graced by Her Excellency Judith St. George, the High Commissioner of Canada to Malaysia, “The Canadian Pre-University programme hasa unique approach to nurture students in their Pre-U years. With the knowledge, skills and characteristics imparted onto the students, they are carefully guided to become engaged citizens who are driven to explore new opportunities.”
Recognising the cohort’s hard work and dedication throughout the year, the graduation ceremony also rewards students on their individual achievements. Two outstanding students round up the top awards - Nicholas Chee Wei Jun and Jigar Dharmendra Ganatra. Nicholas received the Governor General’s Academic Medal, President’s Award and Special Awards in English, Science and Mathematics; while Jigar swept the President’s Award, Student Leadership Award and Special Award in Social Science.
Jigar expressed his excitement and shared his experiences in CPU with fellow students and parents, “CPU was not what I had expected. The programme manages to bring out the best in every one of us and I’m proud to have friends who are moving ahead to pursue their university & career in various industries. With the strong support from teachers, we are able to excel in both academics and extra-curricular activities.”
The Canadian Pre-University students also showcased their talents and creativity through a video capturing the ups and downs of CPU studentsin Taylor’s College as well as a live rendition of The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There for You”.
Closing remarks was delivered by James Leonard, the Principal of Canadian Pre-University programme, who is retiring this July. “CPU does not only focus on academic accomplishments but your personal growth. It is an excellent preparation for students to develop critical 21st century skills and gain entry into the university of their choice anywhere in the world. Never stop learning and learn to be a true global leader.”
Taylor’s College is the pioneer in Canadian Pre-University (CPU) in Malaysia with over 88% of the teachers are Canadian with Ontario Certification and international teaching experience. In the 2014 i-graduate Student Barometer which surveyed 211 colleges and universities worldwide, Taylor’s College CPU received exceptional ratings in Expert Lecturers, Quality Lectures and Language Support.
The Canadian Pre-University (CPU) programme has a holistic approach focusing on developing academic knowledge, in addition to the 21st century performance skills that students need to be successful both in university and the career of their choice. Courses are offered on a flexible semester basis with assessment being 70% coursework and 30% final exam.