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APU Hosts Mathematics & Accounting Competition (MAC) in Batu Pahat, Johor

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By Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

August 20th, 2014


APU Hosts Mathematics & Accounting Competition (MAC) in Batu Pahat, Johor


More than 100 students took part in the event at Batu Pahat, Johor


The Mathematics & Accounting Competition (MAC) took place on the 16th of August (Saturday) in Chinese High School, Batu Pahat. Organised by the School of Accounting, Finance & Quantitative Studies (SAFIQS), Student Services and EduQuest Education Services, this competition saw the participation of 30 teams (4 students per team) from 15 secondary schools in Batu Pahat, Johor.


Participants worked together as a team to solve the challenging Mathematics and Accounting questions in the Preliminary Round


The competition was divided into two sections: the Preliminary Round and the Final Stage. In the Preliminary Round, students were required to solve a set of Mathematics and Accounting questions within an hour. SMK Tinggi Batu Pahat, SMK Munshi Sulaiman, SMK Dato’ Bentara Luar, Chinese High School Batu Pahat and SMK Yong Peng eventually progressed to the Finals with their excellent skills. In the Final Stage, hosted by lecturer, Mr Saw Looi Beng, students had fun playing the challenging educational game, which required them to demonstrate outstanding teamwork and a well-planned strategy to beat their opponents.


Winning team from SMK Tinggi Batu Pahat, received certificates of achievement, cash prize and a trophy as a result of their outstanding performance


SMK Tinggi Batu Pahat, also winner of the competition for year 2012, stood out among the finalists as the Champion. All finalists were placed as below:





SMK Tinggi Batu Pahat

1st Runner Up

SMK Munshi Sulaiman

2nd Runner Up

SMK Dato’ Bentara Luar

4th Place

Chinese High School Batu Pahat

5th Place

SMK Yong Peng





About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology as a common core, including Information Technology, Engineering, Business & Management, Accounting, Quantitative Studies and Media. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students.  APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/.

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