‘Schools can be platforms to encourage entrepreneurship among students’

Basuini (third left), Meor (second right) and others at the SKM Monthly Assembly.

by Emellia Tamoh

KUCHING, Aug 5: Schools could be a platform to encourage students to be entrepreneurs, said outgoing Cooperative Commission of Malaysia (SKM) Sarawak director Basuini Ali.

He said in the light of programmes and activities held at schools, programmes such as Kelab Keusahawanan (Entrepreneurs Club) could open up opportunities for students to take up entrepreneurship.

This month, SKM will organise a state-level programme called ‘Young Entrepreneurs Strive for Success’ (YESS) to guide students on how to create or invent products that can be commercialised.

“With this, we wish to produce students that are innovative, self-reliant and resourceful,” he said today at the SKM Monthly Assembly here.

Basuini is being transferred to Sabah to take up the position of SKM Sabah director effective today (August 5).

Succeeding him is Meor Mohammad Sharifudin, previously the deputy director of SKM Perak, who has been with SKM for 26 years since 1993.

“I’ve worked in other states before and this is the first time I’ve been assigned to Sarawak. There is yet a lot to learn due to differences in demography as well as culture,” he said. — DayakDaily