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KUALA LUMPUR: Students who are sponsored by the government to continue their studies overseas are advised to return to serve the country.
Deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the future of the country lies in the shoulders of the younger generation.
"As such, use the opportunity to study hard and after you have completed your studies, contribute your services to the country," in his speech before giving out offer letters to 50 students under the National Scholarship Programme this morning.
Under the programme, the country’s top scorers in last year's SPM are sponsored to study at the world's best universities based on academic merit.
These "creme de la creme" of bright students will receive full scholarships for pre-university up to their first degrees, based on certain criteria, including the choice of subjects.