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Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi attending Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah’s Multi-Talented Achievers from Great to Exceptional event. NSTP Pix by MOHD FADLI HAMZAH.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia needs future human capital that is well-rounded to achieve its aim to become one of the top 20 nations by 2050.

In this respect, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi tonight called on schools to churn out such students.

He said Malaysia would benefit from future human capital that did well not only in their studies, but in other aspects too.

“It is crucial to produce students that are balanced, who are strong in academics, in other activities and with good personality.

“They will one day lead the country, which has its roadmap (the National Transformation 2050 or TN50) to turn Malaysia into the top 20 nations by 2050,”he said, adding that that strategic planning is crucial to ensure the success of TN50.

He was speaking to reporters after the launch of Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah (SAS) Multi-Talented Achievers from Great to Exceptional programme.

The programme is aimed at collecting funding to help the school to finance additional cost needed to carry out students’ activities at the national and international levels.

The fund will also go to improving the school’s co-curriculum infrastructure in an effort to churn out students who will excel mentally and physically.

Apart from that, the fund will also be used to look after students’ welfare including their annual medical cost.

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