Schools encouraged to set up cadet team

KOTA BELUD: The Education Department will support applications from secondary schools throughout the State to set up United Malaysian Cadet Team (UMCT) (Pasukan Kadet Bersatu Malaysia) in their schools.

“It is a good move to set up UMCT in secondary schools. Students’ participation can motivate them to improve their self esteem and disciplinary level, and help them to avoid unhealthy activities,” State Education Department director Datuk Dr Muhiddin Yusin told the New Sabah Times in an interview after closing a four-day UMCT camp at Paradise Camp here yesterday.

Muhiddin and Fifth Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Datuk Abdul Halim Haji Jalal jointly officiated at the closing ceremony.

The director also commended efforts by 600 students at the camp. They represent 11 secondary schools which cater for half a million students throughout the State.

Muhiddin said these participants were exposed to various physical trainings, obstacle courses and life after school challenges.

“I am confident that these students would become future leaders and valuable assets for the country,” he added.

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