Published: Thursday July 12, 2012 MYT 4:58:00 PM
Updated: Thursday July 12, 2012 MYT 6:31:08 PM
Najib to teachers: Prepare children to think creatively
By JOSEPH SIPALAN
PUTRAJAYA: Teachers need to find ways to build students' "intellectual capital" to prepare them for the future, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said rapid progress in technology has created numerous jobs that did not exist 20 years ago, and the trend would only become more prevalent in years to come.
"The question is how do we prepare them to take on jobs that don't exist yet? The answer is we can't, because we don't know what will come in the future," he said.
He said what could be done was to prepare them with the ability to not only think but think creatively.
"This will give them the flexibility to adapt to whatever situation the may face in the future," he said at a gathering of excellent teachers at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here.