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Thursday, 14 September 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

Go further after PhD, Permata students told

WASHINGTON, DC: Permata Pintar students are advised to pursue post-graduate studies or even post-doctoral programmes after completing their PhD.

The Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said Permata would try to help them achieve this through its Top STEM Talent Centre and Yayasan Pintar.

Yayasan Pintar was created to provide assistance to gifted and academically talented students needing financial aid in making the transition from undergraduate studies to post-graduate degrees.

The assistance, said Rosmah, was in the form of a “stop-gap” measure to increase the students’ chances of gaining admission into the graduate school of their choice within the fields of studies needed by Malaysia in 2050.

She said this during a luncheon on Tuesday with 15 Permata Pintar students enrolled in institutions of learning in the east coast and mid-west region of the United States.

The luncheon was held at Rumah Malaysia, the official residence of the Malaysian Ambassador at Forest Hill here.

The students had sought Rosmah’s views on their way forward in post-graduate studies as well as their role in helping Malaysia to move towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution and National Transformation 2050.

Later, Rosmah, who is accompanying Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on a three-day working visit here, visited the Feynman School for the Gifted in Maryland.

Feynman School is an independent co-educational school for academically gifted children to explore their gifts and fulfil their potential.

Rosmah spent over an hour visiting the classes as well as interacting with the students.

She was also briefed on the school by its principal Susan Gold and other staff members. — Bernama