KOTA BELUD: Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said that early childhood education should be one of the top priorities for the government.
He said that this is due to the fact that higher success begins with early education.
Realising the importance of early education, Salleh who is also the Usukan assemblyman, said the government continues to support the development of Tabika KEMAS education to ensure children can learn in a comfortable situation.
He stated that it is the government’s responsibility to provide children in urban and rural areas with high-quality early education.
“Naturally, preschool education serves as the foundation for education. Not only do we successfully apply the noble values based on religious teachings when we build a solid foundation for these children, but we also successfully guide them to build themselves and the foundation of their careers in the future.
“I believe that KEMAS is implementing this role,” he said.
Salleh was speaking at the closing ceremony of the district-level Tabika KEMAS Children’s Potential Day, here today.
He said that KEMAS also contributes significantly to the development of a society that is harmonious and balanced.
“We should also focus on the self-development of a child. We should not focus on the components of language and communication and cognitive development alone,” he added.