MIRI: Sarawak Government gives great emphasis on educational
development. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong
Nam said such an approach was in line with the nation`s aspiration to produce
quality human capital necessary to boost development in the country.
knowledge, skill and right attitude, we will not able to compete with other
countries in the globalization era,"he stated in his address when officiated at
the Presentation of Excellent Student Awards Yayasan Sarawak at Mega Hotel
Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan said to-date there were
various education opportunities provided by the government following with the
establishment of educational institutions such as UNIMAS, UPM, UiTM, Swinburne
University Sarawak Campus, Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus and
Even so, he advised the student who wish to pursue their
tertiary studies to choose skill related courses in order to match the current
trend in the job market.
Commenting on the Student Excellence Scheme, he
described such scheme as a kind of motivation gift from the government.
need human resource or skilled human capital that can meet Sarawak`s aspiration
to become an industrialized state status. Such effort is in line with the
Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) as Sarawak needs highly skilled
manpower in various fields," he remarked.
Meanwhile, a total of 345 excellent
students in UPSR exam and 347 in PMR exam received saving premium certificates
of RM100 and RM200 respectively plus certificates of appreciation.
present at the function were Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and
Communication Lee Kim Shin, Director of Yayasan Sarawak Mohamad Abu Bakar and
Miri Education Officer Hajah Rosnani Yunus.
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