Sarawak launches education enhancement programme to boost SPM results

Sagah (third left) with other invited guests visiting one of the exhibition booths.

By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, June 7: The Ministry of Education, Innovation, and Talent Development (MEITD) is launching the Sarawak Education Enhancement Programme (SEEP) to improve SPM examination results among students in the state.

Minister Dato Sri Roland Sagah Wee Inn announced that the programme, starting this year, will target Form 3 and Form 5 students.


He emphasised the necessity of SEEP, as Sarawak’s SPM results have consistently been below the national average.

“SEEP, which we will start this year, is our five-year plan to help our students excel in the SPM examination. We will work together with Yayasan Sarawak, the Sarawak Education Department, and MEITD,” Sagah said while officiating the Education Fair at the Serian Gawai carnival 2024, held at Dewan Rais, Kampung Sg Du’uh in Siburan.

The two-day fair, which concludes tomorrow, features 17 participating agencies, including various institutions of higher learning such as Unimas and Yayasan Sarawak.

Sagah, who is also the Tarat assemblyman, reiterated MEITD’s commitment to promoting English among school children.

He noted that the ministry will continue collaborating with international organizations to advance this goal.

“English is a very important international language, and for this reason, we will continue with our policy to promote English among our students,” Sagah stressed.

He added that in 2019, the Sarawak government made a decisive move to teach Mathematics and Science in English to improve proficiency among students.

Earlier, MEITD Deputy Permanent Secretary Anielia Siam noted that the fair provides a valuable opportunity for SPM school leavers to explore further education options.

Among those present at the ceremony were Serian MP Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem, Puncak Borneo MP Datuk Willie Mongin, and Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus. — DayakDaily