High School Enrichment Programme 2022
Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, UKM also known as Malaysia National Gifted Centre, is located within the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia campus in Bangi, Selangor. Every June and September, this centre through its Enrichment Unit organises the High School Enrichment Programme (HSEP) aiming to meet students’ learning needs and to further enrich their learning experience, particularly in Science, Technology,
Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
HSEP helps students develop their potential and become critical thinkers who are creative in innovative activities. It provides a holistic learning experience for students to explore academic programmes beyond the school curriculum. It also offers opportunities for students to build network with one another and participate in learning activities that challenge their cognitive capabilities and offers them the opportunities to build networks with each other. Throughout the two-week programme, students will be assisted with psychological supports from registered counsellors, instructors, teaching assistants, and residential assistants.
Malaysian students can join the camp during school holidays in June and September, and special arrangements can be made for international students who are interested to take part. There are four (4) STEM enrichment courses offered to students aged 13 to 16 years old. They are allowed to choose one (1) course according to their age group and they will be guided by instructors and teaching assistants throughout the two-week camp. In addition, residential assistants will be assigned to help them adjust to the camp routines.
HSEP has a low instructor-to-student ratio (1:5). This enables instructors and teaching assistants to give more attention to each student. The academic activities, scheduled from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm involve lectures, small group discussions, lab work, students’ presentations, visits to labs and research institutes as well as talks by experts.
In addition, students will also be exposed to non-academic events throughout the camp, such as sports and recreational activities, arts and crafts, motivational movies, public speaking, and leadership activities. These non-academic events are scheduled from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm and students will have breaks in between. Academic preparation will take place between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm. Students are encouraged to revise their work and prepare for their next class during these hours before lights out at 11.00 pm.
Two weeks accommodation will be provided at Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, UKM campus. Special meals (e.g., vegetarian food) can be prepared for students upon request. For security reason, students are not encouraged to bring their own laptop. However, they are allowed to bring their mobile phone but with limited usage.