Providing skilled human capital for the state

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MIRI: Riam Road Secondary School (RRSS), Riam Institute of Technology (RiamTec) and the new Riam Hill International Secondary School (RHISS) will be able to provide skilled and talented human capital for Sarawak.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of RiamTec Dr Pauline Ho said that the schools could do that with their progressive and innovative education.

“RiamTec plays an important role in supplying skilled human capital to fill job demands from various industrial sectors in Sarawak.

“Mega projects like the methanol plant in Bintulu will generate job opportunities and this is where RiamTec can supply human capital with technical skills,” she said at the the launch of the RRSS’s new academic and administrative block and RHISS.

Earlier, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg officiated at the launch of the event.

Ho added the school was preparing its students for future studies and future work, especially those which would be created under Sarawak Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030.

“With an international dimension in our education, our school prepares our students to be global citizens who will find solutions for the challenges of today and the future. We are providing education for sustainable development,” she said.

On the RRSS’s new academic and administrative block, Ho said that the RM10 million new building housed three science labs that conformed to the Cambridge International Examinations requirements.

It also included a double storey library; eight classrooms with digital whiteboards; computer labs with software that met the requirements of the British ACCA and the IELTS testing requirements and a hall.

“All the facilities are of international standard, meeting international accreditation bodies’ requirement,” said Ho.

Also present were  Transport  Minister and advisor of the school Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin; Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting and RRSS board chairman Datuk Seri Law Kiu Kiong.

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