PKR welcomes Adenan’s response to JPA funding

KUCHING: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has welcomed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s prompt response to offer assistance to tertiary students facing Public Service Department (JPA) funding uncertainties.

Adenan had instructed Yayasan Sarawak to find ways to help the students. State PKR vice-chairman See Chee How said it is a relief that Yayasan Sarawak has been instructed to look into the plight of the students and encouraged them to register with the foundation.

“Even though the priority of Yayasan Sarawak sponsorships and scholarships are for higher learning institutions in the country, many renowned world universities and colleges have their campuses in Malaysia and offer their courses and programmes in collaboration with our local university colleges. Many of the students are still able to study for the degree courses of their choices,” he told thesundaypost yesterday.

He called on the state to exhaust all means to assist studious and bright Sarawakian students so they can further their studies in the subjects of their choice and contribute to the future of the state.

“Even though the country is facing economic challenges, we should not compromise or hold up the finance for crucial and fundamental sectors. Education for our future generation is one of such essential sectors. It is not just the livelihoods and life of themselves, they are the keys for a greater nation,” he said.

See also called for the development and enhancement of tertiary education institutions in the state such as Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS).

“This is to ensure that more essential courses, programmes and subjects are being taught and offered, to ensure that tertiary education in various fields are cheaper and more readily available in Sarawak. Education is an especially essential and rewarding investment as the benefits for our children will transform to befit the interests of our nation state in the inevitably increasing global economy.”-Borneo Post

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