PEKAN, Oct 1 (Bernama) — The country’s education system provides opportunities to all Malaysians to be successful, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the system did not discriminate anyone and was in fact much better compared to even those in developed countries as it gave room and opportunities for everyone to succeed.
“What is important is that we expose students to a system which has committed teachers and good parental support so that students will become successful.
“Through our education system, we provide the path to each child to become successful. Success in education produces results within a single generation and there has been successful leaders, corporate figures and others,” he said when addressing Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Pekan’s Smart Partnership Gathering and Transformation Programme here Saturday.
Najib said there were certain advanced countries where their education systems catered more for the children of the elite with less fortunate groups standing standing no chance of changing their lives of their children for the better.
“In Malaysia, a person’s socio-economic status is of no consequence. If have the desire, we can succeed,” he said.
The prime minister also praised SMK Seri Pekan for its fine performance despite not being a fully residential school.
He said although SMK Seri Pekan was not a fully residential school, it had succeeded in achieving excellence as a cluster school in the state of Pahang.
“I hope SMK Seri Pekan will go on to achieve High Performance School status,” he added.
At the function, Najib also announced a RM500,000 allocation for the school’s marching band.
Source : Bernama