ABOUT OLYMPIA COLLEGE
Higher institutes of learning should be made accessible to all. That was the basis which formed Olympia College back in 1995. A member of the established Raffles Education Group, we have expanded from the main campus in Petaling Jaya to include campuses Ipoh, Penang, and Johor Bahru.
Students are given the opportunity to learn in and out of the lecture halls. With qualified lecturers to guide them, many have found career satisfaction as professionals in Business Management, Hospitality, and Finance, Public Relations, Human Resource Management and IT
Keeping with the principle that everyone should be able to enjoy education, all 6 Olympia College centers offer certificates, pre- university, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These programmes lead to external awards from United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland and Australian institutions that Olympia is affiliated with.
As education evolves, we constantly reinvent our curriculum to be relevant to industries within Malaysia and the international playing field. Testament to our efforts, Olympia College was awarded the "Education Excellence Awards for Best Large College Category" by National Association of Private Education Institution (NAPEI) in 2005,2010,2011,2012, 2014 and 2016.
It is our humble honor to nurture Olympians with these attributes that we hope will carry them far.
Achieve excellence by working smart, thinking thoroughly before making a decision that will be effective.
Intellectuals with high moral standards.
Uphold the College's way of seeking excellence in all endeavors.
Practical and innovative application of knowledge
Clear communication and engaging presentation skills
Stand and contribute to creating a just and socially responsible society
RAFFLES EDUCATION GROUP (REG) delivers a wide range of programmes through partnerships with well respected member institutions around the world. The Group is working to be one of the largest networked independent resource centres for education in South East Asia by carrying out formal classroom teaching and non-formal distant learning programmes. It’s well thought out teaching and learning system has given prospective employers confidence in graduates linked to Raffles Education Group.
Life beyond books is one of REG’s principles as it seeks to provide students with cultural enlightenment to foster better understanding of the world. On the list of REG’s education links are Switzerland, Austria, Cyprus, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and United States of America. REG provides upper secondary, pre-university, professional and tertiary level qualifications in conjunction with various examining bodies, colleges, universities and professional bodies that it is associated with.
Raffles Education Group Member Institutions
In view of its increasing number of campuses, Raffles Education Group has established a “member institution” relationship between itself and its campuses where roles and workflow are defined clearly.
The following are the member institutions:
Olympia College Malaysia [Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru, and Ipoh]
Knowledge Universe, Malaysia
Formed in 2004, it functions to establish regional and country study centres to market WEC programmes that are validated by University of Derby, UK. Knowledge Universe study centres are located in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Ipoh, Kuantan, Johor Bahru, Klang, Seremban, Alor Setar, Kemaman, Gurun, Taiping, Kota Kinabalu, Miri , Kuching.
Raffles Education Group was founded by the late Winston F. Pereira in 1995 because he believed that every individual deserves an opportunity to education. Calm and soft-spoken, Mr Pereira was not only an educationist by the book but imparts valuable insights to the students. One of his fondly remembered advice was;
“First, get ready for some fun. Second, get ready to work harder than ever. Do not be afraid to make mistakes or experience setbacks. Flexibility is an important key to survival. Be happy in what you do. Do not get too comfortable. If your job challenges you, be excited to meet them. Do not be afraid to take risks. Hardly anyone succeeds without them. If you wait until you are sure it is right before doing everything, you will probably never do much of anything. Never stop trying new things. Successful people are always challenging their own limits. You’ll be happier fulfilling your heart’s desire then following the crowd.”
Always trying to improve himself, Mr Pereira constantly encourages his staff to be knowledgeable and master more skills to add value to their life. For he said; “Obsolescence and complacency can bring one’s downfall faster than the depreciation of national currencies.”
With this in mind, Raffles Education Group strives to constantly reinvent and align itself to the opportunities and triggers of the ever changing social, cultural, economic and political environment.