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Rimbun Education Programme Should Include Schools In Rural Areas - Kamalanathan

PUTRAJAYA, April 19 (Bernama) -- The Rimbun Education Programme (REP) should be enhanced and expandedto more schools in the rural areas to benefit more target groups, said Deputy Education MinisterDatuk P.Kamalanathan.

He saidthe Education Ministry supported new ideas and new programmes in collaboration with corporatebodies which enabled the students to be exposed to various interesting activities, gain new knowledgeand relate what they hadlearnt with the outside world.

"Rimbun Capital Sdn Bhd's collaboration with the Institute of Teacher Education Malaysiais an example on how government entity and corporate body can cooperate in creating value for the communityin particular the education system," he said in his speech during the appointment of mentorsand REP model handing over ceremony to 50 students from 10 schools at the Education Ministry here today.

REP is a fun learning programme, which focuseson weak students in English, Mathematics and BahasaMelayu in vernacular schools. Its objective is to produce students who have goodacademic qualification together with intelligence and self-determination through fun learning.

Under this programme, a total of 22 Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia students will visitparticipating schools three hours weekly to conduct REP activities.

For 2017, atotal of 25 students from each school areselected to participate in REP and out of the 25, fiveoutstanding students will be selected as mentors to guide other four average or weak students.

From an initial four schools with 100 students in 2015, this year the programme involves10 schoolswith 250 students.

Among the schools participatingin this year's REP programme are Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Vivekanda, SJKT Jalan Fletcher, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Salak Selatan andSekolah Kebangsaan Gombak.

-- BERNAMA