Ex-teachers' body backs Musa for Sabah's continued growth
Its president, Zulkifli Jaafar, says much has been done to improve schools, infrastructure and economy under the BN administration.
Musa with Zulkifli (4th right) and members of the Ex-Teachers Association of Sabah at Sri Gaya, his official residence in Kota Kinabalu, today.
PETALING JAYA: The Ex-Teachers Association of Sabah has thrown its support behind the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) under Chief Minister Musa Aman.
Its president, Zulkifli Jaafar, said the state administration had been âfair and consistentâ in developing both rural and urban areas.
He said it was important to place quality education within reach of the people and such efforts must be continued.
âTan Sri Musa has given much attention to the advancement of educational facilities in Sabah.
âHe has encouraged the establishment of polytechnics, local colleges and college universities, including those under Yayasan Sabah,â he said in a statement, following a courtesy call on Musa with 13 other members of the association in Kota Kinabalu today.
He added that the Sandakan Education Hub initiative also made affordable education more accessible to rural children.
Zulkifli said Musa was instrumental in ensuring more sustainable development, with Sabahâs economy moving from one centred on primary industries to a more diversified one based on tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.
He said Musa had also contributed significantly to the development of basic infrastructure as a result of good relations between the federal and state governments that he had fostered, especially with Prime Minister Najib Razak.
He said the current leadership should be supported to ensure continuous development of the state.
Musa told the ex-teachers that the state appreciated their role in the development of education in Sabah.
Although they had retired, they could still contribute through their valuable experiences, he said.
âThe state government will always remember the contributions made by ex-teachers,â he said.
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