KOTA MARUDU: Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has nothing but good words for Yayasan Sabah.
When launching the Yayasan Sabah and the People Roadshow here, Wednesday, the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister said the foundation has helped many scholars to meet their dreams.
“I am proud to say that I am a Yayasan Sabah product. And like any other Yayasan Sabah products, I am grateful for the scholarship given to me which had enabled me to do my PhD,” he said addressing some 1,000 roadshow attendees.
He said since its inception, Yayasan Sabah has done so much for education of young Sabahans.
“Its education development programmes are to be praised and commended.
“Having said this, there is still room for improvement. More could be done, such as reactivating rural hostels to reduce school dropouts and bridge gap between the urban and rural families, to mention some,” he said.
Ongkili also advised students that the recipes for success in education are to set high goals, be disciplined and study smart.
“Most importantly is to listen to your teachers and obey your parents.”
At the event, two students – Afenyee Inggiu and Nor Fariza Marnoh – each received RM1,000 from Yayasan Sabah for their outstanding performance in last year’s Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examination.