Established in 1987, NAPEI (National Association of Private Educational Institutions) represents all levels of private educational institutions in Malaysia. Once every two years, it selects members who have excelled in serving the private education industry, taking great pride in recognising each sector ranging from early childhood education to higher education through its NAPEI Education Excellence Awards Ceremony.
It was truly a spectacular event of celebrating education excellence, with the award winners announced during the NAPEI Annual Dinner and Awards Night held at the Palace of Golden Horses on 28th November 2019. Some of the award categories include Early Childhood Education, College, University & University Colleges, Vocational and more.
As one of the award recipients of the night, The One Academy was awarded the Education Excellence Awards 2017–2019 in the category of ‘IPTS (Institut Pengajian Tinggi Swasta) – Large’ for private colleges and universities. With 28 years of creative education history, The One Academy earns the recognition for being one of the leading educational institutions for art & design.
Chaired by NAPEI President, Assc. Prof. Elajsolan VM Mohan who gave the opening speech, the event was also graced by the guest of honour, Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar, Deputy Director General of Higher Education (Academic and Development), who presented the awards. The awards process consisted of verification of application submissions by its members, which was then followed by premises visitation of shortlisted members’ institutions by the Awards Committee. The final selection was decided by an independent panel of external judges.
Together with the support from the Ministry of Education and other government bodies, NAPEI continues to represent the cause of local private educational institutions by seeking to further enhance and maintain the quality of education in the private sector, working towards elevating Malaysia as a centre of educational excellence.
In its aim to become the best educator who nurtures the best students, The One Academy has always believed in “Just World-class Results”, continuously pursuing its goals with student achievement as its main priority. This year, The One Academy has made monumental achievements in the global and national creative education scene. It was ranked as the World’s No. 1 Best Concept Art & Illustration School (Game, Animation & Film Art) in The Rookies International’s World School Rankings, and also in a few other categories. The academy has also achieved significantly in the Student Kancil x sCooler Awards 2019 with numerous awards bagged by its students and having received the honoured Creative School of the Year title for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019.