Dika College is one of the early pioneers of early childhood education in Malaysia offering a range of Early Childhood Education and Special Education academic programmes. Founded in 2004, it has set a benchmark in the industry for its quality early childhood education programmes recognised both in Malaysia and abroad. The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Diploma in Special Education (Early Years) programmes are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Guided by our vision “Inspire to Aspire”, Dika is unyielding in our commitment to enrich students with the wisdom that cultivates and nurtures progressive academic aptitudes and character attitudes. Built on a foundation of industry-based-learning and research, and strengthened through dynamic and vibrant teacher-student relationships; our academic curriculums instill professional competency and social confidence. Complementing this is our energetic engagement in academic and industry discourse to make certain our programmes embody industry benchmarks.
In 2018, Dika saw an exciting academic programme expansion initiative; beginning with the launch of Diploma in Business Management and the Accelerated English Programmes, which curriculums are geared towards honing students with the skills and knowledge to launch, expand and lead successful careers. Next followed the SKM in Early Childhood Care and Development Education, which is a new programme that offers secondary school students an alternative pathway to tertiary education. Very soon, another SKM programme, named SKM in SME Administration Support Services, will be launched in year 2021.
In the same spirit, Dika’s international academic affiliations with our counterparts at the University of Gloucestershire, Teesside University, University College Birmingham and James Cook University Singapore, are kept abreast through a progressive and enlightened relationship focused on exploring industry and global trends.
Dika’s industry-relevant curriculum has augured well for our graduate employability, which registers an annual average of 90 percent or higher. Our alumnus are quick to scale the career spectrum, either by assuming higher roles and positions; or by proving themselves adept to a wide gamut of roles within the education industry. Dika’s early childhood education graduates are part of the top 20 percent qualified early childhood educators in the country; and our special education graduates are highly regarded as the nation’s special needs education professionals.
In going forward, Dika continues to join forces with our stakeholders to affect positive change in our communities. These initiatives are led by many of our alumnus who have been inspired by their education experience, and in turn, are aspiring to be the change they wish to see. We want to walk alongside these trailblazers of change and through synergistic initiatives, create empowering opportunities that will make the world a better place. These are exciting times and Dika is thrilled to be part of the shining opportunities that are waiting to be discovered.