Tuesday, June 25

Education key to good future – Shafie

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Shafie (centre) and his wife Datin Seri Hajjah Shuryani Dato ‘Hj Shuaib (second left) cutting the ribbon for the official opening of SMK Bugaya’s Surau Ar-Rayyan on Sunday.

SEMPORNA: Parents and teachers play an important role in encouraging children to attend school in order to pursue knowledge that will provide good income for them in future and help ease the family burden.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said children could only succeed in life if they have enough education which can help their parents escape from poverty.

He advised youth not to forget their teachers’ and parents’ deeds when they are successful as it is the noblest practice in our culture.

Shafie who officiated the opening of SMK Bugaya’s Surau Ar-Rayyan on Sunday, said education should be able to provide good income to children in future as the people should no longer depend on government’s help because it is only short term.

He called on young people to put importance on education, while the new government will guarantee that the Sabah education system will be improved with the existence of the Ministry of Education and Innovation.

As the Finance Minister, Shafie also agreed to provide RM300,000 to SMK Bugaya to upgrade its floor and carpet, and the roof of its surau.

He also ensured that the transportation system in the district is upgraded to facilitate children to go to school.