KOTA KINABALU: Prioritizing education is important in the government efforts to achieve its goal to produce highly intellectual generation which can bring social and economic development in the country.
Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, said through education a family will be able to have a better life collectively, and it will help the nation in becoming more progressive.
“Federal and State governments are cooperating with various parties in improving the quality of education in the country, including encouraging the youth to take skills courses to fill the need for skilled workforce in the country, as in for oil and gas industrial projects,” he said in his speech for St. Paul Alumni Reunion and Dinner Party, at Dewan hakka, Likas, here yesterday.
The event which was organized by St. Paul Beaufort Alumni Association, were attended by its President, Datuk Chin Chee Kee, and the school’s 450 alumni.
Musa, who was also the school’s former student, praises the alumni’s efforts in organizing the dinner party and reunion.
According to him, the alumni remain close and united in their friendships with each other, even though they had graduated from the school for a long time.
Experiences that the alumni have been through together had become part of their memories which are essential in driving their success, he added.
Musa also commended the Chinese communities’ approach in stressing the importance of education for the younger generation.
“Education is a long-term and continuous process to gain knowledge, and I hope for everyone to contribute in education development,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chee Kee said St.Paul have been established for 60 years and produce many important figures from its alumni, including the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, and Beaufort MP, Datuk Seri Azizah Mohd. Dun.
The school’s alumni who have become teachers will diligently play their roles in motivating the young generation to strive for success for their future, Chee Kee added. – SayangSabah