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East Coast higher studies institute
Published on: Tuesday, September 05, 2023
By: Azmie Lim
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East Coast higher studies institute
Yusof (third from right) presenting a contribution to a representative of a religious group.
LAHAD DATU: The Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) plans to open a local Institute of Higher Education (IPT) branch in this district, for the convenience of children especially in the East Coast of Sabah.

KPT Deputy Minister, Datuk Mohd Yusof Apdal said the aim is also to introduce Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) programmes to students.

He said the programme is part of the Ministry’s initiative to overcome the problem of high unemployment among graduates while ensuring the marketability of existing graduates.

“With the introduction of the programme in Sabah, it will give greater opportunities to students to find employment with ease.

“The proposal to open an IPT branch in this district is also accompanied by efforts to provide courses in the form of TVET,” he said during a Majlis Ramah Mesra that was held on Saturday in conjunction with his Ministry’s dialogue session with the public.

The Lahad Datu MP said the district has the potential to be an education hub in Sabah’s east coast. 

He said the opening of a higher education facility is also expected to be able to meet the needs and demands of the community not only in Lahad Datu but also the surrounding areas. 

On the programme, Yusof said the event was held to share views with religious leaders in the district. 

He said it is part of the government’s initiative to maintain ties with everyone, regardless of race and religion. 

“The government’s effort is to provide equality to everyone, especially in relation to the diverse religion in this country, including Lahad Datu,” he said. 

Yusof also presented contributions to representatives from churches and temples in the district. 

Earlier that same day, he also presented donations to mosques in the district. 

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