KOTA KINABALU: Indonesion nationals who live in Sabah and Sarawak will be able to further their studies in various professions with the opening of the country’s own Open University, here today.
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Herman Prayitno, said the setting up of the university is part of the effort of Indonesia’s government to create more opportunities for its citizens in Malaysia to continue their education.
In this matter, he calls for Indonesions residing in the country to take the opportunity for education to improve their condition of living.
“Only education can produce a competitive work force and make Indonesia a strong and developed country,” he said in his speech for the opening of the Open University at Indonesia Republic General-Consulate, here today.
Since 2009, the university has opened several branches in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, and Pulau Pinang. Indonesian citizens who are accepted into the university will receive a scholarship for the Indonesia’s government.
At the same time Herman also congratulate the related parties who are involved directly with the opening of the university’s new branch in Sabah and Sarawak.
“Hopefully the education scholarships that are offered from primary schools up to the highest level will be utilized fully by Indonesia citizens in the country (Malaysia),” he added.
Among the courses and programmes offered by the Open University are the faculties in Mathematics, Geography, Economy, Social and Political Science, Teaching and Education, and postgraduate programme. – SayangSabah