Malaysia may send more stu­dents to Ger­many

> Sup­port­ing fac­tors in­clude free tu­ition fees and Ger­man val­ues: PM

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BER­LIN: Malaysia may con­sider send­ing more of its cit­i­zens to fur­ther their stud­ies in Ger­many, said Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak.

Cur­rently, there are 634 reg­is­tered Malaysian stu­dents in Ger­many.

“I take the point that tu­ition fees are free in Ger­many and the only bar­rier is lan­guage and, if you mas­ter a de­gree of pro­fi­ciency in the Ger­man lan­guage, then send­ing stu­dents to Ger­many is very vi­able for us to con­sider.

“I will take it up and look into the pos­si­bil­ity of di­vert­ing some stu­dents to Ger­many in fu­ture,” he said at a din­ner with Malaysians in Ger­many, hosted by the Malaysian Em­bassy here on Tues­day.

He also praised Malaysian stu­dents here, say­ing they were do­ing very well in their stud­ies and re­spec­tive fields.

Na­jib, who is also fi­nance min­is­ter, en­cour­aged Malaysians re­sid­ing in Ger­many to adopt good val­ues like dis­ci­pline and the sense of not giv­ing up, and to bring th­ese back to Malaysia to help spur the coun­try to greater heights.

“I can ap­pre­ci­ate some of the traits that the Ger­mans pos­sess that have led them to be one of the most suc­cess­ful na­tions, amongst them, be­ing very dis­ci­plined, fo­cused and self­dis­ci­plined and hav­ing a sense of not giv­ing up and also work­ing as a team,” he said.

Na­jib cited the Ger­man foot­ball team as an ex­am­ple of strong team­work, say­ing this made them a team dif­fi­cult to beat in ev­ery tour­na­ment.

“Th­ese are some of the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Ger­man peo­ple that can be as­sim­i­lated into Malaysian cul­ture. We can learn from them and, be­ing here, you must learn some­thing. And when you come back home, you will come back with some­thing ex­tra,” he said. – Ber­nama

Na­jib and Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel shake hands af­ter a joint press con­fer­ence fol­low­ing their talks at the Chan­cellery.

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