By Wendy John
SIBU, Jan 16: In its efforts to curb social problems among students, SMK Bawang Assan here has implemented its “Back to School` programme.
The programme on Wednesday included a Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet awareness program.
Such activities are organised annually at the beginning of the school year and run in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).
These efforts are carried out throughout the year with the aim of curbing social problems among students in an effort to address the warning signs and indicators of school dropouts.
In the concept of a caring school, it can instill the students with values such as respect, love, joy and responsibility as well as cultivate the practice of greeting each other as fellow students.
School principal Abdul Rahman Abdullah @ Nicholas, said such a programme was expected to produce a generation of students who were emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, physically developed as well as have with a high degree of discipline.
“While the concept of a caring school is empowering, it can be a very effective approach to curb students’ social problems and address school dropout symptoms,” he added.
Abdul Rahman pointed out that common cases of indiscipline in schools often range from school dropouts, therefore, effective mechanisms must be taken to attract students so that they will always have fun, and be inculcated with the love of learning.
Also present at the launch of the program was the school communication officer ASP Sylvarius Gopog, the school Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) chairman Macarthy Gindau and other PIBG Exco.
Talks on crime prevention as well as issues related to traffic offenses were presented to students and thereafter the launching of the helmet awareness campaign.
Students were urged to obtain a driving license before using any vehicle to the school and to always follow the rules of the school and to the existing rules as provided in the law.
The school principal also expressed his gratitude for the role of Sylvarius who had been appointed by the police in keeping communication and cooperating with the schools in the organization of its activity. —DayakDaily