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Use Of Technology Vital For Better Grasp Of Stem Subjects - Abang Jo

Last update: 28/08/2017
KUCHING, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- The use of technology must be given a strong emphasis in the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in Sarawak schools in order for the state to be able to create a solid foundation in science and technology.

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said computer and internet technologies had become the primary aid in the study of STEM subjects in schools which Sarawak education system should capitalise on.

"Students need to do well in science and mathematics as these subjects are the foundation to internet and computer technologies upon which Sarawak's future hinged on,"he said when addressing the people in SMK Temenggong Oyong Lawai Jau at Long San in Upper Baram, Miri yesterday.

Abang Johari made a flying visit to Long San to launch a tuition programme that was initiated by the Temenggong Dato Lawai Jau (TDLJ) Education Trust Fund after launching the biennial Baram Regatta in Marudi earlier in the day.

He was happy to note that the 600-odd students at the school were provided with tablets to help them in their studies and that the students had shown signs of improvement in their grasp of science and mathematics.

Abang Johari also thanked the two volunteers who had close connection with the Silicon Valley in California, United States for helping out to bring the tuition programme to the students at the school.

He said all that would be needed was for the school to have a 24-hour supply of electricity and good internet connection for the students to have full access to internet services in the remote Kenyah settlement.

"I have instructed the Miri Resident to study how a mini-hydro power plant at the village be redeveloped and combined with solar energy to produce a 24-hour hybrid power supply,"he said.

He added the state government, through the Sarawak Foundation, would be allocating RM100 million to Sarawakians to pursue studies at the masters and PhD levels in 23 courses that had never been offered previously and vital to the digitisation of Sarawak's economy.

These courses included genetics, cell structure, cloud computing, data analytics, bioprocess engineering, cybersecurity and sensors and actuators.