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 EDUCATION

‘Students must have excellent leadership skills’

3rd December, 2019

By JASON JACK EBIT

KOTA KINABALU: Students, especially those given the responsibility as a Children Representative Council (MPKK), must have excellent leadership skills.

Health and People’s Wellbeing Assistant Minister Norazlinah Arif said among the attributes that the students must have in order to become great leaders is an ability to polish their strength and improve from weaknesses.

“Students must also be strong-hearted when it comes to listening to negative feedbacks. Never be too emotional when you are criticised,” she said during the closing ceremony of the Advocacy and Self-Improvement programme held at Ming Garden Hotel yesterday.

She also said that the students must gain as much knowledge as possible and not just stay at where they are the most comfortable.

“Students must also take their responsibility very seriously because they must bear the consequences to their actions.

“These must be instilled within yourselves because you are the one that decides what’s best for you,” she asserted.

Some 56 students from 28 districts in Sabah have been elected as the representative councils for the session of 2019-2021 to assist the welfare department to identify issues involving children in their districts.

According to Ponniya Irham from the Sabah Social Welfare Department said that the MPKKs educate the children on their rights that are protected under the government.

“They help identify problems faced by the children because most of the time, these children prefer to talk to someone who is the same age as they are,” she added.

   
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