The Department of Education at the federal and state levels share a common vision

Dr Annuar (third from right) declares the Gerakan Massa #terimakasihcikgu program open as others watch.

SARIKEI (3 April): The state Ministry of Education, Innovation and Talent Development shares a similar vision and mission with the Federal Ministry of Education, especially with regard to holistic development students.

His Minister Datuk Roland Sagah, however, said there were key deliverables or main end results corresponding to Sarawak’s educational needs that could be accomplished by the ministry.

Deputy Minister of Sagah, Dr. Annuar Rapa’ee represented him as an officiant at the launching ceremony of “Gerakan Massa #Terimakasihcikgu” organized by the education offices of Sarikei, Meradong and Julau districts, in conjunction with the statewide Teachers’ Day celebration here Friday evening.

One of the main focus areas of the ministry was to make schools a safe place with a conducive teaching and learning environment for students and teachers.

Sagah went on to stress that the ministry will continue to encourage Sarawak students to enhance their English proficiency, which is one of the prerequisites for global labor markets.

“We also have Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to provide an alternative route for young people to enter the job market,” he said, adding that the education department program of the state also aimed to create interest in science among Sarawakians, especially the younger generation.

State Department of Education Director Datu Dr Azhar Ahmad, State PIBKS Focal Point Dato Rozalix Ediwahab, Deputy Director School Management Sector Omar Mahli, Sarikei Lau Ngie District Education Officer Tung, Julau District Education Officer Dali Rain, Acting Meradong District Education Officer Nasaruddin Ibrahim and Deputy Resident Abang Mohd Porkan Abang Budiman were among those present at the event.

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