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S'kan education hub to increase opportunities: CM

Published on: Monday, July 07, 2014

Sandakan: The development of the education hub in Jalan Sungai Batang, Batu 10, near here, is an effort to provide more tertiary education opportunities to locals and people in the surrounding areas to pursue their studies from close to their homes.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the education hub already had the Agriculture campus of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah Polytechnic and Maktab Rendah Sains Mara.

"The education hub is a continuous effort by the Government to develop an area in line with the needs and facilities required, including in education," he said at a tithe-presentation ceremony for the poor and orphans at the Dewan SK Sibugal Besar, near here, Sunday.

He said the Government would, from time to time, look at the needs of the people, including upgrading amenities and infrastructure and be open to development, including in education and other areas.

On the tithe-presentation ceremony, Musa said it was a tradition for leaders to meet the people during the month of Ramadan and help alleviate the burden of the needy through contributions.

He said the ceremony would also foster relations and harmony among leaders and the people in their respective areas.

Musa, who is also the State Assemblyman for Sungai Sibuga, wanted elected representatives who have been given the mandate by the people, to continuously carry out their responsibilities and serve the people.

"What is important through programmes like this, besides fostering unity, is to know the pulse and needs of the people," he said.

At the ceremony, Musa presented Ramadan donations to 822 people, including 61 who received tithe payments.

Musa also witnessed the tithe presentation for electricity bills and Ramadan activities in mosques and surau from the Sabah Zakat Centre to the Nurul Hidayah Mosque in the village.