SIBU, Oct 6: A total of 50 students from every secondary school in the Nangka constituency will be adopted for free tuition for mathematics and science.
The move, according to Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee, aims to cultivate interest in the two subjects among students.
“Students have no interest in studying science and mathematics subjects as they fear they will fail in the exams. Actually, for mathematics and science, if we instil the interest in them at the early stage, there is no reason they cannot have good command of them (sic),” said Dr Annuar at the closing of Malaysia Techlympics 2022 for Sarawak today.
He added that if students continue to give emphasis to the two subjects, they will excel in them.
Meanwhile, he said he would adopt 50 top lower secondary students from each school and his service centre will be working together with their teachers in providing free tuition for the two subjects twice a year.
The three-year project he said will start this year and by the end of 2024, there would be 450 students involved in it.
“My objective is to see that at least 50 per cent of them will be in the science stream in Forms 4 and 5. And definitely my aim is to ensure that all of them will be engineers, doctors or other (related) professions,” he said.
Dr Annuar said though the project is a highly ambitious one, he was confident it could be achieved as he had the support from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti).
Besides free tuition, he said the students would also be involved in activities related to the two subjects.
Meanwhile Mosti’s assistant secretary (Culture and Science, Technology and Innovation services) Dr K Nagulendran said about 1,000 students from the State are participating in the Techlympics.
“Until now, a total of more than 1,028,983 Malaysians aged between 7 to 30-years-old have registered to participate in various types of competitions and sharing sessions of the Malaysia Techlympics programme since its launch by the Prime Minister last March,” he added.
This initiative, he said, is aimed at stimulating activities related to science, technology and national innovation (STI) through experiential learning for completing non-formal learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM among the participants. — DayakDaily