SEGi College Sarawak’s Law School recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the SEGi Law Society held a dinner in a posh hotel in Kuching.
The event is a significant milestone to me. Before it became SEGi College Sarawak, it was known as IBMS College, where I, at the age of 32, went back to read law. After I graduated, I bought over the college and became known as “Hii who bought his college”.
In other words, my foray into the tertiary education sector started in what is now SEGi College Sarawak’s Law School. Operating from two rented floors in a shoplot back then, I managed to turn the institution around. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, SEGi University and Colleges has about 26,000 students across five campuses throughout the country, with a market capitalisation of around RM1 billion.
SEGi College Sarawak Law School was the first private institution to ever offer legal education in East Malaysia. To this day, it is still the only one. Looking back, it has been a humbling experience.