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Youths need to expand knowledge, skills for better opportunity

Jelani receiving a gift from the host
Jelani receiving a gift from the host

KOTA MARUDU: Sabah Momogun Rungus Association (SAMORA) is studying the possibility to set up a collefe for ‘twinning’ programme with other universities or private colleges, said its President, Dato’ Jelani Hamdan.

He said that it is to create more opportunities for the youths especially from Rungus communities in Matunggong to continue their studies.

“With it (college) we can start a collaboration with other universities or colleges to improve the education of youths in Matunggong.

He gave his speech during the closing ceremony of Saito College Youth Career Development  Workshop at Dewan Terbuka Matunggong.

The Matunggong State Assemblyman (ADUN) also said that they are planning to organize a Career Day with the participation of other universities and colleges to meet the people.

“Rural communities especially the youths will be able to gain information regarding on courses or profession offered besides from career opportunities which they can explore,” he said.

Jelani also urged the youths from rural areas to equip themselves with knowledge and skills to become competitive.

“Youths from rural areas especially Matunggong need to grab their opportunities provided by the government and expand their knowledge by acquiring higher level of education and by learning highly demanded skills.

“With knowledge and expertise, youths from rural areas can compete and get a better career to guarantee their future as well as their family,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, Jelani also officiated Matunggong Family Day and Single Mother Association Annual Meeting (PITM), and contribute a donation of Rm3,000 to fund the organization’s activities, with RM5,000 for its future programmes.

“These contributions are from my personal salary as Matunggong State Assemblyman,” he added.

Jelani also calls for single mothers to participate in organizations such as PITM as there are many welfare and economic programmes organized for their wellbeing.

Also present at the ceremony is PITM chairman, Puan Normah Tukaron. – SayangSabah


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