Sabah lacks oil-gas sector skills: Don

And after all the effort to make Sabah a spin-off of Malaysia’s Oil & Gas Hub.

Dateline 2016-06-02, Daily Express:

Despite Sabah having abundant oil and gas (O&G) resources, there is a lack of skilled technical Sabahan manpower in the O&G industry.

This situation was highlighted by Professor Ir. Dr Rosalam Sarbatly (pic), the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in his presentation “Challenges and opportunities in developing the skill and talented human capital in oil and gas sector in Sabah” at the 5th Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition recently.

Dr Rosalam is also the executive director for UMS Oil & Gas Sdn Bhd (UOil).

“This is compounded by a lack of interest among many local students in science, technology engineering and mathematics, particularly from rural areas,” Dr Rosalam explained, pinning his hopes on rural area students, as more urban students tend to opt for prestigious professions like architecture, medicine, law, accountancy and others.

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