KOTA KINABALU: The opening of the new Open University for Indonesian nationals in Sabah is well received by the country’s educators who are teaching in Indonesion schools in the state.
Moses Tobi Masan, 27, who is teaching at Community Learning Centre (CLC) TKB Ladang Tas Taway, said he is happy with the setting up of the university as it will create opportunities for teachers from the republic who reside in Sabah to enrich their knowledge in education.
He said the government’s scholarships for Indonesian teachers in Sabah who are furthering their studies in the new university will help them to reduce the burden of their education costs.
For Saree Ssalu, 43, who are teaching in Learning Centre of Cinta Mata, Kundasang, said the university will help educators in acquiring more knowledge for and effective teaching and learning programme for their students.
Meanwhile, Nurul Afifah, 32, from Community Learning Centre Nusabangsa, Masapol Sipitang, said the opening of the Open University will reduce the number of Indonesian children who lacks proper education in Sabah.
She added that the number of uneducated children in Sabah is worrying and the move will improve the Indonesian government’s effort for education.
She also hopes for the Indonesian government to continue its effort to help in educating the new generation of Indonesian in Sabah. – SayangSabah