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27 May 2022 | Dedication Service and Launch Ceremony

A Historic & Momentous Occasion for MCKL 

Long Awaited Pykett Campus Officially Opens at Georgetown, Penang 

  • The 130-year-old building was historically a primary school; its land was retained and redeveloped for educational purposes under the Methodist Council of Education. 
  • Chief Minister of Penang, Y.A.B. Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, applauds MCKL expanding its presence in Penang to nurture and develop quality students and workforce for Penang state and its community. 
  • Reverend Dr. T. Jeyakumar, Bishop of The Methodist Church in Malaysia, emphasised on the importance of an education system that also merits moral values for all-rounded success in life. 

The Methodist Council of Education (MCOE) leaders gathered with Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) key management team on 27 May 2022 for a Dedication Service and Launch Ceremony to celebrate the momentous opening of the MCKL College (Penang, Pykett Campus). 

Previously known as Pykett Methodist Primary School, the campus site spans across 4-acre and is known to have nurtured many generations of Penangites dating back to the days of Reverend George Frederick Pykett. During renovation, MCKL had intentionally preserved the character and structure of the former school’s history building, and its classrooms and facilities have now been upgraded to accommodate different styles of teaching – ranging from face-to-face, online, and even hybrid options where applicable. 

Gracing the launch event as Special Guest of Honour, Y.A.B. Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang, thanked MCKL in his speech for choosing Penang and helping the state in its aspiration to be distinctive as an excellent educational hub for its community and for the nation. 

“MCKL has proven itself to be an institution that provides excellent academic and holistic education. It is my sincere hope that with this new branch campus, more future talents in Penang will have access to pursue their professional pre-university and quality tertiary education and play a major role in shaping the state’s aspiration of Penang 2030 Vision,” he said. 

Reverend Dr. T. Jeyakumar, Bishop of The Methodist Church in Malaysia, in his speech, reminded and emphasised on the importance of an education system that teaches students to not only excel academically, but also to imbue them with good moral values and reverence for God. “Our trainings help build and nurture moral values that merit integrity and trustworthiness in our students. This not only helps to improve graduate employability but will also lead and guide our students to all-rounded success in life,” he said. 

Ms. Angela Pok, CEO of MCKL, expressed that for MCKL’s leaders, the dedication service and launch ceremony represented the culmination of more than two years’ worth of planning and work. “The campus was not built in a day, as many of us can attest to.”  

“MCKL is here to create an Institution for society and is about ‘you’. The Pykett Campus was built with ‘you’ in mind, where students excel, and communities belong. We will continue our legacy to nurture and groom students, with the core values of Methodist traditions and continue to serve the Penang community wholeheartedly.” 

The launch event was also graced by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Chin Lean Keat, Chairman, Board of Directors of Wesleyan Education Services Sdn Bhd; Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Dr. Tan Kee Kwong, Chairman of MCKL Board of Governors; Mr. Lim Kah Cheng, Private Education Director of Methodist Council of Education (MCOE); and Dr. Gerard Boey, Principal and Academic Dean of MCKL.  

MCKL was first established in Kuala Lumpur in 1983. Celebrating its 39th anniversary this year, the Pykett Campus will be offering Pre-U, early childhood education, and IR 4.0 oriented programmes to Northern region students. Among the study courses available include Cambridge A Level, Australian Matriculation, and diplomas in Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Computer Science, Digital Business and Digital Marketing.  

MCKL College (Penang, Pykett Campus) is now open for enrolment. For further information, visit, email at, call 03-2300 0998 or 04-2175088. 

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