The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) organised its first ever “QR Sch Invasion” Competition – A treasure hunt that was based on QR Codes. The competition took place on the 16th of August (Saturday), within the APU campus located in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil. It was jointly organised by staffs from APU’s Student Services Department and lecturers from APU’s School of Computing & Technology.
The competition that commenced at 9.30am saw participation of around 100 secondary school students from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. All participating students and teachers were given a uniquely-designed button badge, which contained a QR code that leads to APU’s official website. As the countdown timer started ticking, participants who were teams of 3 students, raced among each other to every corner of the building, from classrooms to the auditorium, to search for the hidden QR Codes, which contained generic questions on the Computing & IT field.
Chong Hwa Independent High School, KL, shocked the audience and participants as all 3 teams of students were announced as top 3 winners of the competition. The teams walked away with Canon printers, Touro external hard disks and Yoobao powerbanks respectively. Trophies were given to them as well, as tokens of achievement. On the other hand, Asia Pacific Smart School (APSS), a member of the APIIT Education Group, bagged the Fourth Place and Fifth Place.
“It is not all about winning or losing, it is all about teamwork and excitement”, said Mr Peter Hooenart, Dean of School of Computing, Engineering & Technology (SCET), APU, at the prize giving ceremony. By looking at the tired yet happy faces of the upper secondary students, it can be concluded that this competition was a wonderful and unforgettable experience for all of them.
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/.