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KUCHING, July 12: The Sarawak Initiatives (TSI) backs the Sarawak government’s efforts to build international schools in the State which use the Cambridge syllabus and the English language as a medium of instruction as it will help to improve the State’s education policies.
Its chairman Datuk John Tenewi in a statement today said the group recently visited the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Datuk Amar Micheal Manyin Jawong, in order to get a clear and complete idea of the Sarawak government’s education policy.
“TSI fully supports the Sarawak government’s effort to build the five international schools using the Cambridge syllabus and English as the medium of instruction. TSI views this as a major step forward in our Education policy,” he said.
John revealed TSI is also currently organising a Leadership Programme, and a total of 36 prominent lecturers will be delivering lectures on current affair topics covering education, economics, integrity, principles of government, gender equality, Sarawak identity and many others.
He said as of now, nearly 200 aspiring leaders have registered for the Leadership Programme.
“TSI hopes that when the Covid-19 Pandemic is contained, it will be possible to organise international conferences on human rights and education and hold extensive discussion and forums and seminars on Sarawak’s diverse cultural identities that may be rediscovered through research and participation from artists, musicians, choreographers, designers, folklorists, mythologists and many other cultural experts.
“This will be a small investment that could eventually turn into big returns for Sarawak in terms of national unity, and at the same time, TSI will try to develop ‘A Sarawak Cultural Identity’ that could be transformed into a Sarawak tourism product,” he added. — DayakDaily