10 officers leave for short-term English courses
Published on: Saturday, October 20, 1962
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NORTH BORNEO NEWS & SABAH TIMES - (Saturday, October 20, 1962) - JESSELTON. Friday. - Ten Government Officers leave North Borneo next week for New Zealand to take Training Courses under the Colombo Plan.

Four, ex-students of Kent College, Tuaran are schoolteachers at Government Primary Schools. 

They will take a three months Course at the English Language Institute, Wellington, followed by a six months course in Physical Education.

They are Messrs. Narujin bin Sinabin, a teacher at the GPS, Papar, who comes from Tenom; Raskan bin Asing, a teacher at the GPS, Tanjong Aru, who comes from Kota Belud; Nawawi bin Budin, a teacher at the GPS, Tenom, who comes from Tuaran; and Mohd Yussof bin Khamis, a teacher at the GPS Semporna, who comes from Kudat.

Two other began their training at the Government Trade School in Jesselton and are now fitters: Mr Chin Thien Poh of the Public Works Department, Tawau, and Mr Chin Fook Lee of the Posts and Telegraphs Department. 

They will also attend the English Course and then take a nine months course for Trade Instructors at the Seddom Memorial Technical College in Auckland. Mr Chin Thien Poh comes from Tawau and Mr Chin Fook Lee from Labuan.

In the remaining group of four are tw0 girls: Miss Au Pit Lin and Miss Shirkey Cheng Hua Chien. They, with Mr Lawrance Lajankip and Mr Liew Muk Yu, will attend a full-time one year course in Stenography, bookkeeping and commercial practice at the Senior School of Commerce, Wellington, after taking the English Language Institute Course with the others.

The ten trainees will leave Jesselton by MAL Viscount next Tuesday afternoon, 23rd October, to be in Wellington ready to start their first Course at the English Language Institute on 26th October.





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