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Kemas will set up 2,500 new preschools — Deputy D-G

Posted on October 11, 2010, Monday

SIBU: Kemas will set up 2,500 new preschool classes nationwide beginning this year till 2012.

THANK YOU: Mohamad Asfia (left) receives a token of appreciation from Hassan.

This would especially benefit rural folk to ensure their children have access to quality early childhood education before reaching Primary One.

Its deputy director-general Hassan Mohd Amin, who revealed this yesterday, said a strong foundation in early childhood education would better prepare children for Primary One.

“During the three-year period, beginning this year till 2012, Kemas will open up 2,500 new preschool classes in the country.

“Among others, this is also to give opportunities to folk in these areas, especially diploma holders, to fill up the teaching vacancies later.

“In other words, the move will provide job opportunities to 2,500 diploma holders nationwide to be engaged as ‘pemaju masyarakat’ (teachers),” he said in his speech at the closing of the state-level ‘Festival Kesenian Islam Kemas’ at a hotel here.

State Legislative Assembly Speaker Dato Sri Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar, who represented Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan officiated at the closing ceremony.

Hassan said increasing the number of preschool classes was in line with the objective of National Key Result Areas (NKRA) to elevate the living standard of the people.

Kemas, he said, should take a moderate approach when disseminating government’s policies and information to the people.

On another note, he gave the thumbs-up to Kemas for rolling out the programme which would help youths, particularly those in rural areas, fill up their time positively.

He also reminded the people to keep an eye on western entertainment as it could bring about negative influences among the youths.

“Hopefully, this programme would help attract youths to be involved in a correct form of entertainment and shy away from unhealthy influences,” he said.

He also said the national-level of the annual programme would be held next year in conjunction with Kemas’ 50th anniversary.

Mohamad Asfia, who also spoke at the function, said acquiring knowledge is most important to help the country move forward, stressing that the type of education that brings out the potential of a person is the best.

Meanwhile, Muhd Seburizal Said from Zone Seven (Limbang/Lawas) was adjudged winner in the male category of ‘Pidato’ competition while Zubadah Kassim was the winner in the female category.

Other competitions included ‘Tilawah’, ‘Berzanji Marhaban’ and ‘Nasyid’. Among those present was Kemas state director Abang Rabaee Abang Muhi.