TAWAU: Students of religious schools should not feel sidelined and instead they should work hard in acquiring knowledge on par with their colleagues from secular schools.
Sabah Deputy Minister of Resource Development and IT Technology, Datuk Hamisa Samat, said religious school students also play a key role in nation development and they are not being isolated.
“We should not feel sidelined, because the government also prioritize the development of religious education,” she said during the Ithifal Awards of Excellence Ceremony of SAR Felda Gugusan Umas, Tawau.
Hamisa who is also Tanjong Batu Assemblyperson said religious education is not excluded in the vision to produce a high quality generation.
“A successful generation does not rely solely on academic education but also need religious knowledge,” she said.
For this matter she calls for students of religious schools to continue in striving for excellence in future exams.
She also said they need to venture other fields to increase their knowledge and give them the much needed edge.
“Use all opportunities and work hard in gaining knowledge,” she advised.
Also present at the event were the SAR Felda Gugusan Umas Headmaster, Ustazah Zunainah Hassa, SAR Chairperson, Ismara Ali, the school’s students and their parents. -SayangSabah