SIBU: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang wants the people here to exercise good judgement during the coming state election by voting for Barisan Nasional.
He said the people must realised that only with a stable government could development be felt in the town.
“It is important for us to realise that only a stable government will be able to provide a good environment for development and investment. Without a stable government, development would not be possible. So exercise your good, wise judgement when the time comes,” he said at Kolej Laila Taib’s 4th convocation ceremony on Saturday.
Jabu said the state BN would assure the needs of the people here were met if they gave it their support.
On Kolej Laila Taib, he said it was excelling well beyond expectations that it was awarded the five-star rating by the Education Ministry.
“All the programmes that it offers enjoy full accreditation from Malaysian Qualification Agency as well as the recognition from the Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam.
“As such, I strongly believe that the college will continue to place emphasis on academic excellence and the nurturing of personal values and ethics that will become the standards of our communities, government and corporate in Malaysia,” he added.
However, he said, the college needed to be further strengthened in order to stay prominent both locally and internationally, especially in its teaching and learning facilities so as to create the very best environment for the academics and students in the field of engineering, accounting, business management, architecture and quantity surveying.
The college, he said, would continue to provide the human capital need to Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score).
“By the year 2030, it is expected that the economic impact of Score will include a five-fold expansion of the Sarawak GDP to RM118bil, and an increase in per capita income to RM97,400. With the full implementation of the Score initiative, it has also been projected that 1.6 million additional jobs will be created in Sarawak,” he added.
As such, Sarawak is focused in its resolve to develop its human capital to meet the needs of industries in Score. One of the most significant initiatives to date has been the setting up of U-Score, which is a consortium of private and public institutions of higher learning in the state, with the main purpose of assisting the state government in monitoring the demand and supply of the workforce required for Score.
U-Score gathers statistics on the number of graduates produced by institutions of higher learning and then presents this information to the federal and state governments.
Apart from that, the new investors setting up their operations in Score are also preparing their future employees for the task ahead by offering courses related to their field of work. Their investment in local human capital has even included sending their employees overseas for training.
Thus, the growing development of Kolej Laila Taib in producing the skilled manpower in various fields of technology shall always be encouraged.
A total of 194 diploma graduands from the various courses received their scroll at the ceremony.