KOTA KINABALU: The federal government is allocating 10 per cent or 200 Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships to Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers beginning this year.In announcing this yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said this was made after taking into account the academic achievements of Bumiputera students in both states.
“Presently, there are many more rural schools in Sabah and Sarawak which do not have the necessary facilities and this affects the students’ academic performance.“That is why the federal government gives special attention to Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera students, where each state will be allocated 100 PSD scholarships,” he told reporters at the excellent award presentation to bright students at SM Shan Tao here.
Dompok said under the new PSD scholarship scheme, 20 per cent or 400 of the 2,000 scholarships offered this year were for excellent students and 60 per cent or 1,200 scholarships were for Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera SPM leavers nationwide.He said the remaining 10 per cent were for disabled students who excelled in their studies.
Earlier in his speech, Dompok said he was in favour of English be used to teach Mathematics and Science because most of the references and information, including on the Internet, on the two subjects were in English.“The use of English in the teaching of the two subjects will not affect our proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia. In fact, it helps us to communicate better, especially when attending programmes at international level,” he added.
This not new to Sabahan...the State Govt already allocated several millions per year for excellent Sabahan students to further their studies in local Uni's or overseas. Pick your courses and uni's.. UK, U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand... they'll send you there.!!
As for using English to teach Math and Science... come on lah people.. untuk memperkasakan BANGSA.. we need to be proficient in ENGLISH.. kerana, BAHASA ILMU ADALAH BAHASA MELAYU, BAHASA TEKNOLOGI PULA IALAH ENGLISH.. bila kita `murnikan' kedua-duanya.. jadilah kita BANGSA YANG PERKASA.
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