Army committed to assisting schools produce mature cadets — Commander
Posted on June 19, 2012, Tuesday
SUNGAI PETANI: The Malaysian army yesterday gave its assurance and commitment to assisting the education ministry produce cadets with maturity and good personality.
Its field commander Lt Gen Datuk Zulkiple Kassim said cadets, as echelon leaders, needed to be equipped with the appropriate skills and discipline, with the school system as the best place to do this.
Therefore, he said, the army was prepared to assist in discipline and basic army training such as organising the Malaysian Integrated Cadet Corps (PKBM) camp.
“Article 52 of the Cabinet Committee report which studied the implementation of the education policy on Nov 7, 1979 acknowledges that each student should actively participate in co-curricular activities and cadet training in school can inculcate patriotism, discipline and independence in students,” he said when closing the national-level PKBM camp, here, yesterday.
He said the annual camp, the product of cooperation between the education and defence ministries, was held from June 12 with 1,315 students participating.
The Terengganu contingent emerged as the camp’s overall champion including in the marching competition and with the best platoon chief, while the Melaka contingent won the shooting competition.
During the closing ceremony, Zulkiple announced that for 2013, the camp would be hosted by the 8th Infantry Brigade in Kuala Terengganu. — Bernama