KDU Quiz Masters 2019 At KDU College

Participants attempting the challenge of the quiz. Campus tour – participants visiting the Computer Centre.
Heartiest congratulations to the winners (Category A and Category B). KDU Quiz Masters 2019 organising committees.
About 200 students from selected secondary schools participated in the KDU Quiz Masters 2019 at KDU College, Damansara Jaya campus on 25th April 2019 (Thursday).

The event was jointly organised by KDU School of Pre-University Studies and Professional Accountancy Centre (PAC).  It was opened to students in Form 5 (Arts and Science streams), from selected Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan and Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (Category A), together with students from Senior Middle Form (Arts and Science streams) students in Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Cina (Category B).

The quiz questions were produced to recognise the importance of learning in Mathematics and General Knowledge in secondary schools.  Students are not only attaining knowledge when they learn up these subjects, but they are also equipping themselves with critical study skills which are essential to prepare them for further education and life-long learning.

The event also aimed at another goal. By organising and conducting various activities such as KDU Quiz Masters 2019, KDU students gain opportunities to enrich their learning experience and skills beyond the classroom.

A campus tour was organised for these young visitors after the quiz was held.  They were chaperoned by KDU students where this arrangement provided opportunities for KDU students to share thoughts and stories of their college life.

While the quiz was in progress, accompanying school teachers were invited to join a session in “EQ at Work Place” conducted by Dr. Jenny Wong Sook Khuan (Head of School, School of Pre-University Studies and School of Business and Social Sciences, KDU College) at the newly launched LightBulb Startup Hub.

The event was also attended by guest speakers and sponsor who presented valuable information to participants about the Pre-University Studies (by Mr. Vijaiyan Karthigesh, Academic Department Head, School of Pre-University Studies) and Professional Accounting programmes (by Mr. Chan Tze Kang, Academic Department Head, Professional Accountancy Centre), as well as offered an insight into the accounting profession (by Mr. Raymond Chang, Business Development Manager, ACCA Malaysia).
The most thrilling moment was during the announcement of the result in the Auditorium.  Cheers and applause filled the hall as the winners and accompanying school teachers received their prizes from Associate Professor Dr. Hon Wei Min (Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic, KDU University College) and Mr. Raymond Chang (Business Development Manager, ACCA Malaysia).
Every winner received a medal, laptop bag and certificate.  The top three schools in Category A were awarded challenge trophies, both participant and school also received Cash Prizes, RM400 (Champion), RM300 (1st Runner-Up) and RM200 (2nd Runner-Up).  For Category B, a challenge trophy was presented to the winning school, whereas the top three participants were given Cash Prizes, RM400 (Champion), RM300 (1st Runner-Up) and RM200 (2nd Runner-Up). 
Laptop bags and cash prizes were generously sponsored by ACCA Malaysia.

PlacingName of SchoolName of Participant
ChampionSMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3Samuel Ho Yuan Hui
1st Runner-UpSMJK KatholikDarrell Tan Qing Zhe
2nd Runner-UpSMJK KatholikOng Tze Jet
ForthSMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3Heu Rue Yie
FifthSMJK KatholikKoo Lih Shen
SixthSMK TropicanaLai Jun Wei
SeventhSMK Taman SEAAzlan Bin Alwi
EighthSMJK KatholikKhoo Weng Lum
NinthSMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3Lee Chang Ming
TenthSMK Kepong BaruYap Yun Onn

PlacingName of SchoolName of Participant
ChampionKuen Cheng High SchoolEng Ying Jie
1st Runner-UpKuen Cheng High SchoolEwe Kai Yu
2nd Runner-UpKuen Cheng High SchoolBenjamin Loh Ze Min

The event could not have been possible without the hard work of the dedicated KDU students working side by side with our staff, and the continuous support from the participating schools and teachers.