SABAH BN GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO MAKING EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AGENDA A SUCCESS - MUSA

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KOTA KINABALU, July 4 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) government is committed to making the education and human capital transformation and development agenda a success.

To realise the goal, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the state government allocated big allocations to spur educational development and build education infrastructure in the state.

He said one of the efforts was through the Sabah Foundation which awarded scholarships for academic excellence each year to 25 top students in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination to further their studies at local and overseas tertiary institutions.

"The BN government's wish is to see more of our children being successful in the field of education. We give scholarships to excellent students regardless of their race and religion.

"This clearly proves the state government's continuous commitment and seriousness in driving educational excellence and producing quality human capital for the future."

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Musa said this at the presentation of the scholarships to 25 students who excelled in the 2012 SPM examination at Menara Tun Mustapha, here, today. Present was Sabah Foundation director Datuk Sapawi Ahmad.

Musa later told reporters that many of the scholarship recipients were now doctors, engineers and accountants.

Asked whether the state government would consider increasing the number of recipients, he said it would depend on the financial situation.

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