Saturday, October 23

School platform to shape future leaders, says Harden


Harden hits a gong to officiate at the event.

SRI AMAN: The role of schools has evolved from its traditional platform of educating the young to shaping the nation’s future leaders, says Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis.

“This is in line with one of our National Key Result Area (NKRA) which is expanding access to quality and affordable education. In this context, the NKRA itself is an innovation of policy and strategy that can realise the goal to strengthen the national education quality.”

“Thus, the education system has to be dynamic and progressive in line with the changes,” he said at the presentation of Excellence Award at SK Sri Aman recently.

He added it was important to prepare the younger generation with 21st century skills in order for them to be compatible with the job market demands when they graduate.

At the event, he announced an allocation of RM10,000 to the school’s parents’ teachers’ association and another RM2,000 each for SK Sri Aman preschool classes A, B and C.

Two pupils received the Tokoh Nilam Special Award. The recipients are Joannes Juna Dunstan and Nur Aleeya Athirah Ahmad Faisal.