40% of youths getting higher education in M’sia now

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

PUTRAJAYA: The younger generation today should consider themselves lucky for the many opportunities to pursue quality higher education at minimal costs, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib said about 39% of those aged 17 to 23 now had the opportunity to study locally and the percentage was the highest among developing nations.

It was also among the cheapest in developing nations, he added. “But the government’s efforts will not stop here,” he promised during a Buka Puasa function at his official residence here yesterday.

Raya cheer: Najib giving away Raya goodies to the orphans as Rosmah looks on at Sri Satria in Putrajaya Monday. — Bernama

At the function, attended by vice-chancellors and students leaders from 18 universities nationwide, the Prime Minister and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor also handed out Hari Raya goodies to about 50 orphans from the Nur Hikmah Home in Kajang. - The Star


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