1) 8000 PARTICIPANTS ATTEND ‘LAN BERAMBEH 2019’
The Lan Beramber 2019 program in Kuala Lumpur today has successfully attracted 8000 participants from all over Peninsular Malaysia.
Held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur, the 13th edition is attended by 31 government agencies, nine government-linked companies (GLCs) and 43 entrepreneurs.
Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, said at press conference that Sarawak Dialogue this year discussed four key topics, which are education, affordable housing, youth unemployment, and social issues.
Following tradition, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg made an appearance at the “Tanyak Abang Jo” townhall session.
The program is organized by the Sarawak Volunteers with support from the Sarawak government and Pejabat Perhubungan Sarawak Kuala Lumpur.
2) DR ANNUAR: DON’T RUSH ABOLISHMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STREAMS
Meanwhile, during a Sarawak Dialogue session at Lan Berambeh, Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee said there is no need to rush the abolishment of streaming in secondary schools for Form Four students by next year.
He explained there needs to be an in-depth look into the consequences of changing the education policy on students and human capital development.
Though he agreed there are pros and cons to the recent proposal by Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, he expressed concern that the abolishment will further reduce the extremely low workforce in Malaysia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
Dr Annuar stressed that if the change in policy has negative effects, it will be a disaster for the development of the country and the education system.
3) SARAWAK GOVT NEVER ABANDONED RESPONSIBILITY TO IMPROVE SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE
In other news, the state government has never ignored the development of school infrastructure especially in rural areas.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Ports Development Sarawak Datuk Julihi Narawi said despite the education sector being under the federal government, the Sarawak government still provided for the development of schools.
He said the state government has not lost sight of the responsibility of ensuring that schools are upgraded or rebuilt.
He said this during the closing ceremony of the N.27 Sebuyau Datuk Julaihi Narawi Cup – Senior and Veterans Football Championship at SK Tebelu Football Field.