PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE BUSINESS SUBJECT IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

12 Jul 2013 11:19

SEREMBAN, July 6 (Bernama) -- A basic business subject should be included in the secondary school curriculum as a compulsory subject to nurture students entrepreneurial skills, said deputy finance minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

He said the subject could provide basic business knowledge to secondary school students from Form One to Form Five.

As only 15 per cent of students entered institutions of higher learning after the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination yearly, he said those who could not make it could start their own business, instead of working in factories.

The Ministry of Finance will submit the proposal to the Ministry of Education for consideration, he told reporters after officiating an earth breaking ceremony for the Dataran Usahawan project in Seremban 2 here today.

Ahmad said the initiative could be a key measure to balance the racial composition in business which was now dominated by the Chinese and transforming the Malays to become entrepreneurs.

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