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KUCHING, April 15: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) has equipped SMK Green Road with 10 LED projectors and screens in efforts to support the school in enhancing digital teaching and learning especially for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
SMA general manager Dr Zaidi Razak presented the digital tools to the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) deputy chairperson Lee Joon Hua in a simple ceremony witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the Chief Minister’s Office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.
Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research (MESTR) Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Jawong and Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation) Datu Dr Sabariah Putit were present.
In a media release, Zaidi emphasised that the LED projectors and screens will allow for more STEM classes to be conducted with minimal disruption.
“Strengthening the current STEM and ICT education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions is a strategic action of the State Digital Economy agenda.
“The authority has been working with the MESTR since 2019 to build and support a ground swell of digital skills and talents in educational institutions to meet the demands of the state digital economy,” he said.
SMK Green Road PTA chairperson Dr Dzulzalani Eden pointed out that both teachers and parents play an important role to help improve the learning environment of the students.
“The school’s PTA is always supportive towards students who participate in STEM competitions.
“We will help fund their pocket money, or help pay their participation fees,” he said.
At the event, representatives from SMK Green Road also showcased how the school runs its STEM classes for Form 4 and 5 students.
Since the introduction of STEM classes in 2020, the effort has resulted in a few notable achievements by the students including emerging as the champion of the Young Scientist Programme 2020 at the national and state level. — DayakDaily