Friday June 11, 2010
Rosmah lauds focus on education
THE focus on early childhood education under the 10th Malaysia Plan will help elevate Malaysia to the same level as developed nations, said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the Prime Minister’s wife.
Rosmah, who is patron of Permata, a development programme for early childhood, said she was happy that the programme had been allocated RM36mil to set up 181 centres nationwide.
The centres’ focus would be on children whose family’s household monthly income is less than RM1,500.
“Children under four years of age need the best guidance and education as it is their formative years,” Rosmah told reporters after leaving the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
She added that the Permata Pintar school for gifted children would be established soon. The children of the school, to be managed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, would have professors as mentors to help them progress according to their abilities and interests.
“The nation will lose out if these gifted children left for other countries if we cannot nurture them,” she added.
Rosmah was also happy that the Government recognised women’s contributions to the nation by providing allocation for their development.