Assimilation Of Science Fiction In Literature Helps Students Master Science

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 (Bernama) –�The assimilation of science fiction genre in literature will not only attract students to read but will also serve as the new platform for students to master science and technology.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the assimilation of science fiction in literature was in line with the latest development in education.

“Science fiction gives a clear picture of the current education development of the country, which is aimed at ensuring the future generations are knowledgeable, smart and able to master various fields to achieve excellence in their lives.

“Today’s world is different from that about 30 years ago, past thinking may not be relevant to the world today…the world today needs higher thinking skills which combined creative innovations with digital technology,” he said.

He was speaking at the prize presentation and launching of the winning book of the 4th UTM-Kumpulan Utusan Science and Technology Fiction Novel Competition here today.

Mahdzir also praised Kumpulan Utusan and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for organising the contest to promote local science fiction.


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