Jaziri pens hope on education to spur children and youth forward in 2021

Jaziri Alkaf A. Suffian

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 2: Senator Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian is committed to assist children especially those in the longhouses to gain better grades in their education.

Jaziri who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak chairman said one of his resolutions for this year is to ensure that students of all age groups resume their studies with little obstructions due to Covid-19 and prepare them for the future.

Jaziri who was appointed a senator last December added he is also committed to assist Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to revive the country’s economy and assist the government to look after the B40 income groups.

“Education is close to my heart and I am committed to providing children the opportunities that they deserve and close the achievement gap between students in big cities and those in rural rumah panjang.

“Educating and equipping our children with the mindset and skills of the future will prepare them for the 21st-century workplace and knowledge economy and the demands of the future.

“This ensures that the country will have the intellectual capital it needs to be competitive on the global stage.

“Future skills like enterprising, innovative, creativity and resilience are prerequisites in creating new technologies, innovations and more discoveries.

“Young people with these ‘soft skills’ will thrive in the future.

“These in turn as they grow up, will create jobs and attract talents and therefore investments, and create a sustainable and strong future for our nation,” he said in his New Year 2021 message.

Jaziri believed that 2021 will witness a year of rebuilding for the country especially in the aspects of education and economic reform.

He noted Malaysia is blessed with a healthy population of the young generation.

Thus, Jaziri opined that young adults have the capability and will propel the economy forward through working in the gig economy and entrepreneurship initiatives if given the opportunity to lead.

He believed youths who were affected by the Covid-19 crisis and lost their jobs could be upskilled and empowered by industry-backed initiatives through export-driven economy on a global scale.

With that, the country’s economy will grow while the youth unemployment rate will be reduced.

Jaziri believed Budget 2021 which was approved last year could enable the country’s economy to rebound this year and return back to growth.

He urges the people to be united in supporting the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government. —DayakDaily