BANGI – The time has come for the Nobelist Mindset programme to be expanded to benefit schoolchildren nationwide, says Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
The prime minister’s wife said building a nation of students who had the mindset of Nobel prize winners would ensure the relevance and success in this very competitive world.
“Our goal is that our future generation will push the scientific knowledge to a new frontier that will eliminate issues on shortage of human capital in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem)-related fields, faced all over the world,” said Rosmah, who is patron of the Permata programme.
She was speaking at the opening ceremony of the third Nobelist Mindset Workshop at the Permata Pintar Negara Centre here today.
About 200 students and 20 teachers from Permata Pintar and other schools, as well as 20 young scientists from eight universities participated in the five-day workshop, beginning yesterday.
Rosmah also hoped the Nobelist programme would not only create future scientists who would be excellent in their laboratories but would also endeavour to bring science to the community and society, at large.
“We need the laureate mindset to contribute significantly to the development of this nation,” she said.
The prime minister’s wife said the previous students who joined the workshop, claimed that the programme had reinforced and motivated their interest in Stem education.
Specifically on the Permata Pintar students, the Nobelist programme had in many ways helped them gain admission into leading universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Korea, as well as Malaysia, said Rosmah.
“More than 96 per cent of the Permata Pintar students have chosen to study fundamental sciences and mathematics,” she noted. – BERNAMA