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PMLU Will Tour 100 Primary Schools In Two Years

Last update: 05/07/2017
KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- The PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) , which provides space for fun learning to spur interest in Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), will tour 100 primary schools in Peninsular Malaysia in two years.

Deputy Minister of Education Datuk P. Kamalanathan said PMLU, an initiative implemented by Yayasan Pintar, is an interactive educational approach aimed at attracting and improving the students' competitiveness in science and technology.

"Students must learn to find solutions to real world problems and to ensure that STEM education can really interest students, the passive teaching method in the classroom needs to be transformed to active learning that emphasises creative ideas and high thinking skills (KBAT) .

"The STEM enhancement Initiative is one of 100 key initiatives in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 and takes into account the Policy Strategy Report 60:40 (Science or Technical: Arts stream)," he told reporters after launching PMLU at Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Midah 2, here today.

PMLU, which was introduced in 2009, uses modified buses for mobile learning in the peninsular by featuring interactive technology and fun activities for the students.

A National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Action Plan 2017-2025 was being drafted in collaboration with the Education Ministry, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to increase the number of students in STEM fields.

Yayasan Pintar's joint venture with various government agencies in the education programme was to complement initiatives to improve the existing education system.

On another matter, Kamalanathan said the Education Ministry would investigate a case where a primary school pupil in Petaling Jaya was reportedly caned 12 times for late payment of Parent Teacher Association fee.

"The incident (caning) should not have happened as the PTA fees is not compulsory. I have not received a final report on the incident. The ministry is studying the case and will take appropriate action."

-- BERNAMA