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Technical and Vocational Education and Training priority in education devt: Chief Minister
Published on: Sunday, June 23, 2024
By: R Gonzales
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Technical and Vocational Education and Training priority in education devt: Chief Minister
Hajiji (right) signing a plaque after inaugurating the Eng Ket Thong multipurpose building at SJK (C) Chen Shin Tuaran, while State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew (second right) and Pantai Dalit Assemblyman Datuk Jasnih Daya look on.
Tuaran: The Sabah Government prioritises the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to enhance the education level in the State, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

He said this is because TVET will open up greater opportunities for more Sabahans to master technology, which in turn will create knowledgeable and informed citizens who can help develop the Land Below the Wind.

“Our children need to be skilled in technology to have the same opportunities as other children in this country. Therefore, we are working to expand TVET throughout the State.

“This is also to ensure that the people of this State continue to receive the best and complete education. This will help us develop the State,” he said when officially opening the multipurpose building of Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chen Sin, here, Saturday.

The State Government allocated RM2 million for the construction of the school’s four-storey multipurpose building, which was completed in August last year at a cost of RM4.2 million. It is equipped with various learning facilities such as music room, design and technology (RTB), multi-media, science and library.

Hajiji said the development of education is also in line with one of the cores of the Sabah Maju Jaya Roadmap, which is human capital and people’s well-being.

“The State Government will also continue to ensure that conducive infrastructure development and educational access can be implemented through the solid cooperation of various parties,” he said, adding that the State Government safeguards the interests of all people regardless of race and religion.

“Regardless of Chinese or national schools, the State Government will continue to help and ensure that our children get perfect education. 

“In fact, various state government initiatives are provided to ensure that children get perfect education such as scholarships and loans, in addition to one-off assistance for students who get offers to higher education institutions.

“The State Government also established the Sabah State Education Fund to help students who do not receive scholarship assistance. There are actually many initiatives provided by the Government to help the people,” he said.

Regarding the ceremony, he said the new multi-purpose building of SJKC Chen Sin is able to provide comfort and well-being of educational infrastructure to the students at the school.

“Today we are happy to be able to witness the successful construction of the school’s new multi-purpose building. 

“This building is also proof of the solid cooperation from all to ensure that a conducive educational infrastructure, especially for the students of this school, can be provided,” Hajiji said.

 

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