NS To Be Reviewed Include Elements On Economy
ALOR GAJAH, Oct 30 – The National Service (NS) Training Programme modules will be reviewed to include elements on the economy that are suited to the job market, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said with the move, NS trainees would be given special recognition for employment both in the public and private sectors.
“The NS training department, professional bodies, former NS trainees, NS coaches and members of the public will participate in the review to determine the economic modules to be taught,” he told reporters after launching his ministry-level Bahasa Malaysia Month campaign at Kem Permata Resort, Air Paabas here last night.
Ahmad Zahid added that the review which will take about six months would also deliberate the possibility of extending the NS training period, which at present is three months.
Currently, the modules are on community service, physical fitness, character building and citizenship.