Byline: Looi Sue-Chern
CELEBRATING its 10th anniversary next year, Allianze College of Medical Sciences (ACMS) in Kepala Batas, Penang, is gearing up for much bigger things.
Established in 2002 as a premier medical college specialising in Medicine and Allied Health Sciences education, ACMS will soon be known with a new name.
The nine-year old college, which was founded by its executive chairman Datuk Dr Zainuddin Wazir, has been promoted to a university college and is expected to be known as Allianze University College of Medical Sciences or Allianze University College soon.
Dr Zainuddin said the college's new name and logo will be officially launched by the Higher Education Minister in a couple of months.
News of the "promotion", he said, arrived in July last year and since then ACMS has been putting its plans in motion.
Among them are two new complexes that will be located within walking distance from its campus in Bertam.
Dr Zainuddin said ACMS was planning to start construction on its two hectare medical hospitality and tourism complex, and one hectare sports complex this year.
Both premises, he said, would also feature accommodations for some 3,000 …