By Ling Hui
KUCHING, March 8: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is pitching aero-technology in Sarawak as a way to gear up the state for a future dominated by digital technology.
“I mentioned aero-technology because I believe the future depends on new communication development including the discipline of aero-technology that must be learned by all anak Sarawak,” he said.
He said this in his speech during the launching of International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak University College (i-Cats UC) at the i-Cats UC West Campus today.
The chief minister said aero-technology would be among the focal points to be explored in i-Cats UC other than technological knowledge, research and engineering.
This is because with the emphasis on technology, i-Cats UC will produce tech experts and specialists in new industries that are bound to change the approach towards economic development in Sarawak.
“Let us together carry out our responsibilities in achieving the great agenda of the state education towards greater excellence for the future of the next generation of the nation.
“I believe with the passion, commitment and dedication of all the management and staff of i-Cats UC, we will succeed in achieving this goal,” he remarked.
As the newly appointed and very first Chancellor of i-Cats UC, Abang Johari expressed it was his honour to receive the appointment for his role as the architect of Sarawak’s economic and social development.
With that, he revealed his vision for i-Cats UC to achieve a greater milestone of having a new campus equipped with facilities comparable with other universities in the state.
“Five years down the road, I hope i-Cats UC will have a new campus that is as good as any other university.
“I have high hopes that Sarawak Skills and its group of institutions will continue their education agenda to be a platform to further strengthen the culture of skilled (sic) knowledge, inculcate noble values, and more importantly to improve the living standards of the community,” he said. — DayakDaily