SIBU (September 28): The FlexPack program to strengthen learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects will be implemented in all schools here.
Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee said he had approved the allocation of the program, which was jointly innovated by the district education office of Sibu and SJKC teacher Guong Ming, Tang Mee Lay.
“Flexpack is not only a tool that facilitates hands-on science work, it can also improve the culture of STEM practice at school level and make home teaching and learning (PdPR) sessions more interesting and fun.
“I am satisfied with their innovation and have approved the allocation of FlexPack to be implemented in all schools in Sibu,” the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing said last night.
Dr Annuar stressed the importance of building a solid foundation in STEM among schoolchildren from the start of their primary education.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had announced several new initiatives as part of Malaysia’s 12th plan aimed at improving the education system and increasing the market value of graduates.
This included focusing on STEM topics to prepare students for digitization and the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).