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MIRI, July 19: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is willing to rope in universities from China to expedite Sarawak’s human capital development.
He said if there were possibilities for Sarawak to work with universities of China for the purpose, he welcome such an effort.
“Why not if they are willing to come. I am saying if we can produce human intellectual capital with their help. China is one of the (most) industrialised country and the country (China) is increasing fast in producing intellectual human capital,” said Abang Johari at the Opening Ceremony of a new school block cum Earthbreaking of a multipurpose school Hall of SJK(C) Chung Hua Tudan today.
He said Sarawak wanted to invest in human intellectual capital because “it is the future”.
“I believed in another 10 years, this can become a reality if we have a good common in Science and Mathematics, apart from English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia languages,” he said.
He explained that it has been the reason why Sarawak government established Education, Science and Technological Research Ministry, not only to implement the new policy of teaching Science and Mathematics in English but also to improve Sarawak’s education system.
Abang Johari opined that innovation and knowledge has become the yardstick to measure international economic growth and competitiveness in today’s world.
“Sarawak must adjust to (adapt) today’s technology and by having good and strong common on the latest knowledge, the State can become an important entity even though we are small,”” he said.
He foresaw a bright future for Sarawak where developments have been on track to meet the need of the future.
“SJK(C) Chung Hua Tudan is one of many schools in Sarawak that has the potential to produce intellectual human capital in future,” said Abang Johari.
The new school block which he opened today is a three-storey building comprising of 36 classrooms.
The RM2.8 million project was completed last October while the mulit-purpose Hall which costs RM1.5 million is expected to be completed by next year. — DayakDaily