Monday, September 23

Choose accountancy as major, Bidayuh students encouraged

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BAU: Dayak students are encouraged to take up accountancy as a way to widen their scope in education.

Assistant Minister of Community Services Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie said it was among the subjects that could ensure a bright future for students given the availability of job opportunities in this field around the world.

“The problem is that it is quite difficult to get Dayak students who are interested in accountancy.

“It is my aspiration to see them taking up this course because as professional accountants, they will have the opportunity to work across the globe,” he said when met after officiating at the ‘Majlis Pemimpin Bersama Veteran dan Masyarakat’ programme held simultaneously with the launch of Tabung Pahlawan Campaign 2014 and medal presentation ceremony at Kampung Sibuluh here yesterday.

Earlier, Nansian who is also Tasik Biru assemblyman, presented a RM1,000 incentive to Terwana Roni, a Bidayuh student who will further her studies in nursing at a local university.

While saying that the contribution was not much, he said it should serve to encourage others to pursue higher education, especially in technical education.

“It is very important to show our encouragement and I hope that more students, specifically the Bidayuhs, would take up education in the technical field,” he said, adding that the government had allocated many incentives to help students, especially the needy, to further their studies in technical education.

Meanwhile, the function witnessed the presentation of the ‘Pingat Jasa Malaysia’ (PJM) to 20 Royal Malaysian Army (ATM) veterans as well as contribution of wheelchairs to those with disability.

This was followed by the handing over of incentives to the veterans’ children who excelled in their studies as well as a funding scheme to children of members of ATM Veterans Association Tasik Biru branch.

Apart from that, Nansian also contributed RM10,000 to St Matthew Sibuluh church.