Robotic football tourney helps make learning fun, says Assistant Minister

Lee (second left) witnessing a demonstration of the robotic football match. 

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 12: The inaugural Borneo International Robotic Football Competition not only brought in players from outside the state but also makes learning science, engineering, mathematics and English fun, said Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

Launching Borneo’s first-ever robotic football contest here today, Lee said through this event, school children would be able to showcase their problem-solving and creativity skills, especially in programming and decoding.

“This is one of the ways we can move forward,” he said.

Lee added that his ministry fully supported this initiative as part of its continuing efforts to promote digital development and robotic interest among school children.

“With today’s trend, robotic skills is also promoting the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0). We have various types of apps and our economy is also driven by innovation and robotic knowledge,” he said.

The competition started at Miri Bintang Mega Mall yesterday and ends tomorrow. It attracted 46 teams, of which 32 are from Malaysia.

The competition is divided into two categories — national and international levels — and the players are aged between nine and 18.

It is organised by SMK Chung Hua Miri with the support of the Ministry for Tourism, Arts and Culture and also the state Education Department. — DayakDaily