Friday, March 26, 2010

Sabah to aggressively promote Edu-tourism

KOTA KINABALU: The state government will aggressively promote Edu-tourism, driven by the eager anticipation of a growing popularity among foreign students wanting to seek higher education in Sabah.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said he was confident edu-tourism would emerge as a new sector capable of generating sustainable economic growth for the state.

He noted that Sabah offered a wide spectrum of courses as a result of quality higher education institutions that are mushrooming and capable of attracting students from outside the country.

He said the government would facilitate any institutions of higher learning in the State in promotional aspects as well as ensuring the welfare of their foreign students throughout their stay here.

“We are ready to help any institution planning to bring in students from foreign countries. This indeed will help realise the state government’s vision to make Sabah an education hub in the region.

“This will benefit not only the people of Sabah but also the people in this region in terms of opportunity in education,” he said when officiating at the ground breaking ceremony for the new Masterskill College building here, yesterday.

His speech was delivered by Tourism, Culture & Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun who is also the minister in charge of the education portfolio.

The Chief Minister said the State government would also continue to encourage the presence of higher learning institutions in Sabah as it will not only create more educational opportunities for both local and foreign students but also create job opportunities for Sabahans.

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1 comment:

bahareh_l said...

Dear sir,
I'm a master student of Tourism Management in UMS and I would like to work on Edu-Tourism field.I have a proposal that can meet your goals.

Best regards
Bahareh Lashgary