Showcasing much more for students

GEORGE TOWN: Education is not just about wanting to become a doctor, engineer, lawyer or accountant. It’s much more.

This message has been drummed across by Deputy Education Minister II P. Kamalanathan and he could not have chosen a better stage than the The Star Education Fair 2014’s opening to do so.

“We need to tell the children that life is beyond this. We need an exhibition like this to provide search and exploration of education pathways,” he said in his speech before opening the fair at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhi­­bition Centre (formerly known as Pisa) in Relau.

Kamalanathan said the fair was in line with one of the 11 shifts in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.

“The Education Fair is what we need to encourage partnership with parents, communities and the private sector to support children’s learning and to deliver a change in our education system.

“I believe everyone here recognises the importance of higher education, helping the young fulfil their potential and enhancing the quality of life.

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