KUCHING, August 4: The state government is willing to assist Sarawakian students to pursue hightechnology studies as this would produce a talented workforce and add value to its abundant naturalresources. Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said as the state pushed its digital economic agenda andmarch towards the 4.0 Industrial Revolution, it would need all the technical expertise it could get,particularly among locals.
As long as I am the chief minister, I want to explore new areas of discipline to be studied because we(Sarawak) have resources.
Then we can add value to our resources and strengthen our economic base, and that will uplift ourstandard of living, he said at the Yayasan Sarawak Excellence Award 2018 ceremony atSwinburne University of Technology here today.
Abang Johari encouraged students to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) and related field of studies for their first degree locally as the state had its own accrediteduniversities.