Be more proac­tive, un­der­grads told

New Straits Times - - News -

KOTA KIN­A­BALU: Un­der­grad­u­ates should be more proac­tive in chart­ing a ca­reer path af­ter grad­u­at­ing, Pub­lic Ser­vice De­part­ment (PSD) di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Seri Zainal Rahim Se­man said.

He added that stu­dents should be proac­tive in think­ing and gain­ing knowl­edge.

“They need to be more sen­si­tive to the de­mands of hu­man cap­i­tal and be pre­pared to face the chal­lenges ahead.

“The im­por­tance of study­ing is sig­nif­i­cant in build­ing the civil­i­sa­tion of a na­tion.

“Stu­dents must take the ini­tia­tive to go fur­ther af­ter grad­u­at­ing,” he said at the launch of Con­nect and In­ter­act with PSD-spon­sored stu­dents at Univer­siti Malaysia Sabah, here yes­ter­day.

Zainal pre­sented cer­tifi­cates of ex­cel­lence to 13 stu­dents for ob­tain­ing a Cu­mu­la­tive Grade Point Av­er­age of 3.9 in their stud­ies.

“Through spon­sor­ship, we ex­pect to pro­duce stu­dents who can com­pete not only at the na­tional-level, but also glob­ally.

“Stu­dents must show de­ter­mi­na­tion and re­alise that they are an im­por­tant as­set to the coun­try.”

Un­der the spon­sor­ship, he said, stu­dents who ex­celled would be se­lected to join the civil ser­vice.

PIC BY MOHD NAZLLIE ZAINUL

Pub­lic Ser­vice De­part­ment (PSD) di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Seri Zainal Rahim Se­man (front row, third from left) with PSDspon­sored stu­dents at Univer­siti Malaysia Sabah in Kota Kin­a­balu yes­ter­day.

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