KUALA LUMPUR - Future Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officers must hold at least a bachelor's degree, in any discipline, to be considered for recruitment.
RMAF chief Gen Datuk Seri Rodzali Daud said this was to ensure the officers were intellectual and qualified to meet the requirements and challenges of handling sophisticated equipment.
The practice, he added, was employed by other enforcement agencies, including the army and the Royal Malaysian Navy.
At present, those holding a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia certificate, or its equivalent, are eligible to be recruited.
"Better academically qualified individuals will also mean a better quality of officers. We have planned various programmes, campaigns and strategies to attract the young to seek a career with the RMAF," he said at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur air base in Sungai Besi, held in conjunction with the RMAF's 52nd anniversary.
Rodzali said the RMAF offered a promising career to the right people.
The RMAF anniversary this year, themed "Strategic Vision, Air Force towards the Next Generation" will be held on June 1 at the base.
Activities planned include a motorcycle parade and an open day at the RMAF Museum.
-New Straits Times