KOTA KINABALU: The Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman welcomes the move by Petronas to fund the development of a Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Teknikal in Ranau.
“This is good news for Sabah. As such the State Government will extend its assistance in terms of identifying and approving a suitable site for the project in question,” he said.
Petronas will fund the construction of a Technical MRSM campus that is expected to be completed in three years time and house some 450 students.
When completed, the campus that will be equipped with all the necessary learning facilities will be operated and maintained by MARA.
Musa said the development of MRSM in Ranau will provide rural children access to quality education and thereafter increase the pool of skilled, competent, competitive and marketable workers.
The project reflected Petronas commitment towards the development of education and the welfare of communities in the country through its Corporate Social Investment (CSI), he stated after a briefing on the project by Petronas officials to the State Cabinet today.
Musa who is also the Finance Minister expressed hopes that Petronas will continue to expand its CSR programmes not only on education but also on other aspects of socioeconomic development in Sabah towards improving the welfare of the people.- Sayangsabah