Kolej Laila Taib was established on 1st March 2010 when Kolej Bersatu Sarawak was renamed as Kolej Laila Taib in honour of Datuk Patinggi Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib for her selfless dedication and philanthropic commitments to the generations of Sarawakians during her lifetime.
Kolej Bersatu Sarawak was chosen to carry on Datuk Patinggi’s legacy due to its unprecedented academic records and achievements which it had achieved throughout its 13 year history prior to being renamed Kolej Laila Taib. Kolej Laila Taib’s main objective is to ensure that the legacy left behind through Datuk Patinggi Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib’s selfless dedication and philanthropic commitments to the generations of Sarawakians during her lifetime is continued.
Here, her legacy is carried on through KLT, which thrives on the promise of excellence and delivering the best for its students by ensuring that the future generations of Sarawakians enjoy a wide and unprecedented access to tertiary education. This has clearly been proven by the fact that KLT students under Laila Taib Scholarship do not pay any programme fees for the entirety of their Diploma programs. This ensures that students attain, at least, their Diploma qualifications without any financial burden.
Kolej Laila Taib’s Campus covers an area of 10 acres, which provides a great teaching and learning environment for its students. Students have access to the best teaching facilities which includes classrooms and lecture theatres that are fully air-conditioned and equipped with teaching aids such as LCD projectors. State-of-the-art computer laboratories equipped with the latest computers and internet access provide students with the perfect IT environment to complement their studies at KLT. In addition, students have access to one of the best academic technical libraries in Sarawak, providing a great learning and studying environment for KLT students.
For extra-curricular activities, KLT students will be spoilt for choices as they have access to recreational facilities such as basketball courts and outdoor futsal courts, as well as the opportunity to join international clubs. This is especially beneficial to students choosing to stay at KLT’s hostel which is located right adjacent the campus, which has 24 hour security.