Friday, May 20, 2011

Come Back to Penang, Overseas Students Told

The Star, Friday 20 May 2011
PENANGITES studying overseas should return home after they have completed their studies since Penang is going to be the most happening place in Malaysia with many “exciting” projects.Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the graduates could contribute their expertise to make the state an intelligent and international city.

“We want Penang to be your ideal home and we need you to make it happen,” he said at the presentation of excellence awards to 64 students who achieved excellent results in the STPM examination last year. A total of 70 awards, including six special awards, were given to the students who scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0.

The students were from eight schools on Penang island and nine schools on the mainland. Lim said there was a great improvement in the results as 42 students received the awards in 2009 and 41 students the year before. The students each received a certificate and RM400 for each award

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