MIRI: Petronas remains committed to developing the quality of learning in public schools in its drive towards education transformation and the development of human capital in the state.
Towards this purpose, it had sponsored five schools in Lundu District through Sekolah Amanah programme in 2015 to promote academic excellence, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) senior general manager Anuar Ismail said.
He said the sponsorship of Sekolah Amanah is in line with the company?s mission to produce a competitive young generation in Sarawak and it is a collaborative programme between the Ministry of Education and private bodies with the goal of enhancing student performance holistically.
He said over 46 Sarawakians had benefited from the Education Sponsorship Programme to pursue tertiary education within and outside the country this year.
?Petronas is also cooperating with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) to accommodate 150 outstanding students to get quality education at Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) in the state,? he added.
Anuar was speaking at the closing of ?Program Sentuhan Ilmu Petronas (PSIP) STEM Camp ? Curiosity Unleash?, a robotic workshop, and ?Back to School 2018? here on Monday.
Anuar also said Petronas is continuing its efforts to develop and enhance technical skills among youths through the Vocational Institution Sponsorship and Training Assistance (Vista) to ensure uninterrupted supply of technical resources.
?Since 2007, more than 1,100 youth trainees from Sarawak have benefited from Vista, which is a commitment by Petronas to support human capital development for the community and the nation,? he said.
At the event, 116 PSIP participants received school essentials from Petronas for 2018 school year.
?It includes school uniforms, bags and stationery to meet the needs of the students, thus easing the burden on parents of the students,? he said.
Anuar added that the implementation of the PSIP in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was in line with the efforts of the Ministry of Education to achieve a ratio of 60:40 for entry into science, technical, vocational and arts stream.
PSIP is part of Petronas? continuous corporate social investment initiative in the area of education to motivate and cultivate learning interest in STEM among students at an early stage.
A total of 116 students from SK Kuala Baram II, SK Bekenu, SK Sungai Tisang Bintulu and SK Bintulu took part in the two-day workshop which started on Oct 21 at Eastwood Valley & Golf Country Resort here.
Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus officiated at the PSIP closing ceremony.