KLANG – Post Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Indian youths are urged to take full advantage of educational opportunities available in the country, especially skills.
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said pursuit of skills has yet to receive the full attention of Indian youths because they feel it did not promise a bright future.
“The skills sector also promises opportunities and a bright future. They should make full use such opportunities because in order to achieve a developed nation status, Malaysia need more skilled workers.
“In addition, the government has initiated efforts to upgrade skills institutes in the country such as offering degree level studies at premier polytechnics,” he told reporters after opening a Malaysian Indian Education Road show programme here, today.
He also advised Indian youths who are keen to further their studies at public universities to carry out a study about the right course to apply so as to avoid having their applications rejected for not meeting the minimum requirement.
“This is because the competition to enter public universities is very challenging and only the best will be accepted, especially for critical courses,” he said.
The Malaysian Indian Education Road show programme was a special initiative of the Education Ministry to disseminate information on educational opportunities available for students and teachers from the Indian community.
The first phase of the programme involved 60 Parliamentary areas which had more than 10 per cent Indian voters
To date, the programme which started on Jan 24, had been implemented at 21 parliamentary constituencies. – BERNAMA