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Govt To Produce 72 Scientists To Every 10,000 Workers By 2020
Published on Saturday, 21 November 2015 20:03

KUALA LUMPUR: In an effort to make Malaysia a developed high-income country, the government is targetting 71 scientists to every 10,000 workers by 2020.

Sciece, Technology and Innovation deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the ratio was crucial in producing scientists who could create new technologies to achieve higher economic growth and remain competitive in the global market.
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Govt To Produce 72 Scientists To Every 10,000 Workers By 2020

Published on Saturday, 21 November 2015 20:03

Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah. Photo: Utusan

Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah. Photo: Utusan

KUALA LUMPUR: In an effort to make Malaysia a developed high-income country, the government is targetting 71 scientists to every 10,000 workers by 2020.

Sciece, Technology and Innovation deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the ratio was crucial in producing scientists who could create new technologies to achieve higher economic growth and remain competitive in the global market.

"In achieving the target, the selection of science field with the target ratio of 60 per cent in science and 40 per cent in literature as set by the government is taken seriously by the ministry.

"This is to ensure that we can produce more people who are geared towards science learning can also benefit the community and country in transforming into a high-income country with its own invention," he told Bernama here Saturday.

He was met after officiating the Science, Technology, Innovation and Robotic With U 2016 (STIR With U) Carnival jointly organised by the National Science Centre and Myrobotz Enterprise with support of the Education Ministry.

The STIR With U Carnival was aimed to give young people the opportunity to participate in activities which are based on science, technology, innovation and robotics.

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