Kuching’s St. Joseph International School (SJIS) today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German Educare (Eduroam Sdn Bhd) which will see the international school offering its A-Level students a German Education Pathway Program.
The MoU was signed by SJIS Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Christopher Chua and founder of Eduroam, Ms. Gyvinne Koh.
The German Education Pathway Program
The German Education Pathway is a program that prepares A-Level students the option to do their tertiary education with universities in Germany.
According to information I obtained, the Pathway Program requires students to take three Cambridge A-Level subjects and at the same time attend German Language lessons.
Students are expected to have a B1 level proficiency in the German Language by the end of the 15 or 18-month A-Level program before they continue their lessons for another nine months in the German Language program with German Educare in Kuala Lumpur.
This nine month program will prepare students for their C2 level German Language proficiency which will make them eligible to apply for entry to German universities.
SJIS said that the program will start with their 2022 A-Level intake with German Educare working exclusively with SJIS in providing their German Language program in Sarawak.
German Educare is an approved leading German Language provider here in Malaysia with their proven methodology also being adopted in several local universities in West
Why is SJIS pushing German education?
SJIS sees Germany as a viable education destination due to it’s excellent higher education system which comes at low cost.
Currently, tuition fees are not charged for all local and international students at Germany’s public universities hence making it a good option for SJIS students to pursue their higher education.
That said, the MoU between SJIS and German Educare will open SJIS A-Level students to this opportunity via the German Education Pathway program.
The pathway will broaden students education and career options as they will be able to learn a foreign language, enrol themselves with renowned German universities, and be allowed to work for experience in Germany.