‘Education fairs give options to younger generation’
Published on: Monday, July 22, 2019
By: Neil Chan

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Jaujan Sambakong said overseas education fairs (organised by the private sector) was a good approach in bringing further education to the younger generation as it give them opportunities and options to further their studies. 

Jaujan said the issue of education is very important nowadays where not only the government but also the private sector are taking efforts to ensure that the younger generation in Sabah are getting a good education not only locally but also overseas.

He said such education events makes it much easier for those interested to further their studies overseas. 

“In the past it was more difficult to further one’s education to a tertiary level at university. I remember in the past when one wishes to study in the UK, one has to take the trip over there first then look for a university. Nowadays its better as the private sectors also conducts education exhibitions for students.

“Of course Malaysia also has its own universities and we also have foreign universities as well setting up their branches links in the country but  for me,  a good thing about studying overseas is we explore new ideas over there. Another is also the importance of mastering the English language. 

“Today we can see that English is a global international language and also in terms of research if we want to be professionals and scientists then we need to master English.”

He said this when met by the media after officiating the Global Education Services (GES) (M) Sdn Bhd 2019 East Malaysian UK Education Fair at a hotel in Kota Kinabalu on Sunday. 

Jaujan however  expressed his hope also that in the future similar education exhibitions can be held in other areas of the State such as Sandakan and Tawau in the east coast for example and also in Kudat to the north and not only be held solely in Kota Kinabalu  for the benefit of the younger generation in Sabah.

 “Many of our younger generation in the rural areas are smart but often are unable to further their studies because they are unable to access education opportunities and scholarships being offered for them to enter universities.”

Earlier in his speech Jaujan said he was made to understand  that representatives and counsellors from more than 30 UK Universities and well known colleges would be present at the fair to offer various comprehensive education programmes from vocational, certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees  and professional education.   

He said that many of these universities and colleges were also scholarships and other financial education assistance.

As such he said it was his hope that all interested students and their parents take this opportunity (at the fair) to get the information they need to further their studies.

Also present was GES Global Managing Director Dato Peter Wong. 



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