College facilities enhance learning

Sunday August 12, 2012

http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2012/8/12/education/11813477&sec=education

LET’S HEAR IT

I STRONGLY agree with the writer of the letter 
Weed out colleges in lousy premises
 (StarEducate, Aug 5).

Private institutions should bear in mind that education is not just about making money. It’s about providing quality education and producing well qualified graduates.

As it is, we have colleges in commercial and entertainment districts that offer lots of distractions.

Environment is important and should be conducive to learning and the pursuit of academic excellence.

Equally important are the facilities, including libraries and well-equipped study areas. I have witnessed students having difficulty with assignments because of the lack of photo-copy machines.

Colleges with poor facilities certainly shortchange their students who deserve access to the best facilities and equipment in this age of digital learning.

Promoting education through roadshows is one thing, providing quality education is another.

UTHAYAKUMAR TECHINAMOORTHY