MUKAH: A senior educationist suggested emulating the Japanese work culture so that the country’s education authorities and their personnel could achieve consistent excellence.

State Education Student Development Sector principal senior assistant director Mortadza Sat said the Japanese are not only hardworking, but also disciplined and this culture really helps them to continuously progress.

According to him, this was among the reasons why Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd re-introduced the ‘Look East Policy’.

“We can emulate such work culture in our daily lives including in teaching and learning,” he said when officiating at the closing of a state-level ‘Perkemahan Perdana Kadet Remaja Sekolah’ (KRS) and ‘Tunas Kadet Remaja Sekolah’ (TKRS) at Mukah Youth Camp here recently on behalf of state education director Dr Azhar Ahmad.

Mortadza (second right) presents a trophy to a representative of one of the winning contingents.

Mortadza said good work culture could be enhanced by practising good moral such as always respecting each other.

He added that good values must also be inculcated in children at an early age and be included as part of the Organisation Strategy Plan (SOP) because good values could help in the development of better pupils.

Mukah District School Youth Cadet (KRS) officer cum District Education officer Salemah Chali; Kanowit District KRS officer Bugin Ragoon and state-level ‘Perkhemahan Perdana KRS’ & TKRS Camp Commandant Ricky La’ap.