SIS Charter Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Lita Nasyitah Goh Abdullah said they decided on Penang as their first education hub in Malaysia as they believed Penang was one of the most developed states.
“We look forward to nurturing and guiding young Penangites towards greater success and a lifetime of achievement.
“We choose Bayan Lepas specifically as it is a free industrial zone and a destination for plenty of multinational companies.
“The locality also has great accessibility, infrastructure and logistics,” she said.
She was speaking before the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) between Oztek (M) Sdn Bhd and SIS Charter Sdn Bhd at the Eastin Hotel recently.
“We see that Penang is gearing up to be an education hub. Hence, the setting up of our campus here is a decision which will defi-nitely benefit all concerned,” she added.
The company is clearing a 0.809 ha plot of land in Jalan Tun Dr Awang.
“The build-up area of the school is about 200,000sq ft (about 18580sq m) and the building costs about RM20mil to RM25mil.
“Construction will start in January next year and is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2014.”
Ooi added that the building will be able to host about 1,500 students.
“We are looking to lease the building to SIS Charter Sdn Bhd for 20 years,” he said.
SIS will begin its academic programme from its temporary campus at 1-Square, Penang Cyber City, which is at Tingkat Mahsuri 1, Bayan Lepas,
The new term will start on Aug 27.
Witnessing the MoA followed by the launching of the temporary campus was Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Lim said that the new five-storey building of the school would be a state-of-the-art facility.
“The incorporation of the SIS underlines the growing importance of providing quality curriculum.
“This move will help place Penang as an educational hub of choice for not only the locals but the expatriate communities living in Thailand and Indonesia.”
The Star/Asia News Network