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KUCHING, Dec 9: A total of 128 rural students from the B40 group have participated in Yayasan Bank Rakyat’s (YBR) robotic programming workshop in Sebuyau.
The programme, which takes place from Dec 5 to 26, is co-organised with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
It involves three sessions to help students develop logical and systematic thinking in planning and implementing programmes.
YBR general manager Syaiful Rizal Abdul Ghani said in driving the country towards modernisation, local talents must be continuously exposed to innovation.
“It is hoped that this program will have a high impact on the participants who are rural students and among the B40 group in obtaining experience, implementing robotics knowledge, and opening their minds about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning,” he said in a statement yesterday (Dec 8).
The workshop also involved 22 teachers and three facilitators from UKM.
UKM lecturer Prof Madya Dr Nazrul Anuar and Simunjan district education officer Hasbi Ancheh were present for the launching ceremony. — DayakDaily