Skills Development Must Be Embedded In Academic Program: Mary Yap

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LABUAN, April 11 (Bernama) — Students should be active in co-curricular activities as they are equally important to academic achievement.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap said this was because the government wanted to produce high quality human capital who would contribute towards peace, progress and harmony of the country.

She said education would determine the student’s future but at the same time, students must also be active in co-curricular activities like sports and clubs.

“These are the fields important to students before enrolment into higher learning institutions, as such, skills development should be embedded in academic programs,” she said at the closing of the 3rd VokTek Sports Carnival, here Saturday night.

“It is not easy to excel in both the academic and co-curricular activities, but it is not impossible,” she said.

Yap said students who were good in both fields had a better chance of getting into higher learning institutions compared to those who only excelled in one field.

“It is not a waste if students are active in school activities as it helps them to face bigger challenges in future,” she said.

BERNAMA.

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