SERIAN: The Serian Division Education Transformation Programme will receive another RM100,000 grant.
Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin announced the allocation during the 2019 programme’s launching at SMK Taee last Saturday.
He said the programme run by the Teachers Training Institute (IPG) Batu Lintang campus since 2016 has contributed to better public examination results for the schools involved.
I trust that IPG Batu Lintang has the time and expertise to organise this Education Transformation Programme for Serian Division. In the four years of implementation, we have seen some improvement and I hope this will continue, he said in his speech.
Manyin said for last year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, SMK Taee was no longer among the bottom low performing schools.
The Tebedu assemblyman has allocated the same amount to the programme since 2016, when he was in another ministerial portfolio.
He said a good education would provide a strong base for the younger generation to face the challenges of the digital era and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0).
Manyin said IR 4.0 would create a lot of employment opportunities, but the current generation must equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to take on the requirements of the new jobs.
IPG Batu Lintang deputy director Anis Alisya Abdullah said she was impressed with the support shown by parents towards the programme.
She said the programme involved professional development for teachers to improve their pedagogy, and also study camps for students who sit for public examinations.
Programme coordinator Charlie Ungang said the focus this year will be on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
It will continue to involve SMK Tebedu, SMK Taee, and SMK Tebakang, as well as several primary schools in Serian.
Our programme is to complement the current education policy and strategies. IPG Batu Lintang also helps in improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning among the teachers in the schools involved through Professional Learning Community (PLC) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), he said.
Source: Sarawak Government