On December 9, the first overseas graduate teaching site of SCNU in Penang, Malaysia, opened its master degree program.

The opening ceremony was held at the Chung Ling High School Pulau Pinang. Du Qianhuan, chairman of Persatuan Pendidikan Du Zhong Pulau Pinang, and Luo Baolin, the deputy chairman, Li Tianlin, chairman of the United Chinese School Committees' Association of Malaysia, including the five boards of directors and representatives from five independent schools. Zhang Wei, executive vice president of the Graduate School of SCNU, He Xianyou, dean of the College of Psychology, the director of Editorial Department and deputy chairman of the Degree Evaluation Sub- committee of the Faculty of Education, and others attended the ceremony.


(Photo of opening ceremony guests and graduate students)

The teaching center set by SCNU in Penang was built by the cooperation between SCNU and foreign education institutions, aiming to provide premium Chinese postgraduate education programs for Malaysian personnel engaged in the teaching and management of Chinese language education. Since it started discussions in March 2018, with the  support of Wang Enke, president of SCNU, Wu Jian and Chen Wenhai, vice presidents of SCNU, along with other departments, Persatuan Pendidikan Du Zhong Pulau Pinang has carried out many mutual visits and signed a cooperation agreement with SCNU. In October 2019, 32 graduate students majoring in Education Management and Mental Health Education were enrolled. They are mainly middle school teachers from Chinese language independent middle schools in Penang.

Hu Wanben, Director of General Affairs of Chung Ling High School Pulau Pinang, congratulated the opening of master’s degree program of SCNU, and introduced the enrollment targets and funding policies. He pointed that it is bound to promote Chinese language education and schools in Malaysia, especially in Penang.


(Chairman of Persatuan Pendidikan Du Zhong Pulau Pinang, Du Qianhan, delivered a speech)

Du Qianhuan showed his gratitude to SCNU, representing the foundation. He emphasized that the promotion of teachers’ academic qualifications is an important guarantee for the development of Chinese language education in Malaysia, and the master degree program set by SCNU will let teachers of independent schools in Penang receive the high-quality postgraduate education of China, while improving the educational background and professional ability of Chinese language teachers.


(Zhang Wei, executive vice president of the Graduate School of SCNU, addressed the ceremony)

On behalf of SCNU, Zhang Wei welcomed the 32 new Malaysian graduate students and appreciated the Malaysian fellows in Chinese language education who have made great efforts to build the teaching site. “It is a landmark that SCNU has established the first overseas postgraduate teaching center of SCNU and the degree program of Master of Education abroad,” said Zhang. He also encouraged the on-the-job graduates to adapt to the new roles and balance the time of work and study, thus contributing to Chinese language education and passing on Chinese traditional culture.


 (The scene of the ceremony)

He Xianyou presented the discipline quality and running level of the College of Psychology at SCNU, and then put forward some relevant requirements. “We will guarantee the design of optimal training programs and select the best teachers, fostering professional faculty and managers for Penang,” said Wang Jianping, representative of the Teacher Education Department of SCNU.

Liao Jingyi, Headmaster of Chung Ling (Private) High School, extended gratitude to SCNU for offering the teachers a precious chance to continue further study.

Translated by Qiu Lezi

Proofread by Edwin Baak 

Edited/ Reviewed by Li Jianru

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