MIRI, Sept 18: Some 20 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Long Kesseh, Telang Usan, Baram, including Year Six pupils underwent a three-day motivation camp organised by Curtin University Malaysia Sarawak Campus (Curtin University) recently.
Nine Curtin University students travelled to the school to help conduct the programme which was held Sept 14-16 and oficiated at by Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau.
The camp’s objective was to prepare the pupils mentally and academically for the upcoming UPSR examination later this month.
Dennis in his opening speech, pointed out that the education is the ‘passport’ to success.
“I believe education is the most crucial tool that you can receive, that can bring you the most success in society today,” he said, adding education enables children from low income families to move upwards not only when it cones to income but social status too.
“Success in education enables or improves social mobility,” he said.
Also present during the programme were Long Kesseh headman Luat Jok, Curtin team leader Matilda Mae Brain, Long Nakan headman Andrew Jau Anyie, SK Long Kesseh headmaster Poul Nanggang and some 250 villagers from both Long Kesseh and Long Nakan.
During the event, Dennis also pledged an allocation of RM10,000 to the SK Long Kesseh’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). — DayakDaily