BM
Tema: Biru dan Hijau Tema: Biru dan Hijau Tema: Merah Tema: Hijau
Latar Belakang: 1 Latar Belakang: 2 Latar Belakang: 3 

 

Kemaskini Pada: 16 Dis 2017
Versi 8.0.2c
KKLW’s tuition, skills programmes pave the way for a better future
Tarikh : 22 Nov 2017  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post
 

Nanta (second left) and Mara Sarawak director Dr Azmi Amat Murjan (second right) speak to Allan (right) during the closing ceremony for PTR. Looking on is political secretary to the chief minister Tapah Ata (left).

Part of the 100 students from three schools who took part in the PTR programme.

Sidek (second left) and Dayang (fourth left) in a group photo with students and teachers of SMK Kapit.

Dayang Nur Afi fahamizah

Nanta (second left) having a light session with the teachers and students.

A solar system used in the new farming method at Rumah Empawi.

(From left) Tuai Rumah Empawi, Nanta, Michael and Kapit District Offi cer Elvis Didit look at a cup containing water spinach used in the new farming method built by IKM Bintulu.

Michael (right) explains to Nanta (second left) how the new farming method can help the longhouse residents to earn income.

Rumah Empawi residents welcome Nanta (centre) and his entourage to their longhouse.

The greenhouse unit used in the new farming method at Rumah Empawi.

KAPIT: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has succeeded in helping millions of people, especially the Bumiputera and including Sarawakians, realise their dreams throughout its existence.

Just last Saturday, Mara concluded two programmes – People’s Tuition Programme (Program Tuisyen Rakyat or PTR) and Mara Golden Heart Skills Programme – at two separate locations here.

At the closing of PTR, Mara celebrated a total of 100 students from three secondary schools here, namely SMK Kapit No. 2, SMK Kapit and SMK Selirik, for completing the programme which has began in June this year.

The ceremony at Sri Balleh hall saw students receive their PTR completion certifi cate from Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, who is Kapit Member of Parliament.

Later the same day, Mara held another event at Rumah Empawi, Nanga Sekukut in Sungai Yong for its Mara Golden Heart Skills Programme, which started on Nov 15.

 People’s Tuition Programme

Schoolmates Dayang Nur Afifahamizah and Allan Kedit from SMK Kapit noticed that they scored higher marks in several subjects this time around compared to their previous Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) trial examination results.

For the past few months, Dayang, Allan and their schoolmates had been attending PTR, a programme by Mara under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKLW), held at the school at the end of formal class sessions.

“I did not score that well in Science, Mathematics and Bahasa Malaysia previously. Luckily, I was selected for the tuition programme and I can see improvements in the three subjects now,” said Dayang.

Allan, who was weak in some SPM core subjects, said he was happy when he received the trial examination results recently.

“My marks in History and Bahasa Malaysia are better than last time,” he said. Both Dayang and Allan also expressed their confidence to perform better when they sit for SPM soon.

PTR teacher coordinator for Kapit District Sidek Pawi said overall, the programme enabled teachers to identify students’ weaknesses in core subjects for SPM.

Nanta, meanwhile, said PTR was an initiative by KKLW to improve academic performance of students from low-income families, or B40 group, whose household monthly income is below RM3,500.

He explained that the aim was to help ease the burden of parents by providing free tuition for their children, particularly those sitting for Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and SPM examinations in rural areas.

He said PTR was started in 2016 based on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) concept and implemented through collaboration with many agencies under KKLW.

“ For this year, the ministry has allocated RM9.2 million with the target of 30,000 students in 400 PTR centres.

“To-date, we have 565 centres providing free services to 28,720 SPM and UPSR students.

This figure is increasing from time to time.

“In Sarawak alone, there are six tuition centres in six KKLW’s tuition, skills programmes pave the way for a better future parliamentary constituencies, namely Bandar Kuching, Petra Jaya, Betong, Mukah, Kapit and Santubong.

“The tuition classes focus on effective learning techniques, revision and exercise for five core subjects, techniques to answer examination questions and parliamentary constituencies, namely Bandar Kuching, Petra Jaya, Betong, Mukah, Kapit and Santubong. “The tuition classes focus on effective learning techniques, revision and exercise for five core subjects, techniques to answer examination questions and motivation for students and parents,” Nanta said.

Mara Golden Heart Skills Programme The programme was undertaken by Mara Skills Institute (IKM) Bintulu where they implemented a farming project called ‘Development of Urban Farming System’ for the 35-door Rumah Empawi.

According to Nanta, the project combined a greenhouse unit, aquaponics system, fertigation system, water harvesting and cooling system and solar energy for new farming method.

“These are among some of the innovative changes introduced by IKM Bintulu in bringing progress to the rural population in Kapit.

“This programme would ensure that local communities will continue to benefit from knowledge-sharing and be more knowledgeable in order to become a more effective and progressive society,” he said when officiating at the closing of the programme.

Meanwhile, project coordinator Michael Jangi said 43 IKM Bintulu lecturers and trainees had been involved in the project sited on a piece of land near Rumah Empawi.

He also commended the good participation from longhouse residents towards the project.

Michael hoped the longhouse residents will make good use of the RM15,000 project which will ultimately benefit them through modern way of farming.