KOTA KINABALU: A group of 100 students from nine schools in Sabah on Wednesday completed a three-day workshop organised by PETRONAS under the Program Sentuhan Ilmu PETRONAS (PSIP).
At the end of the programme, the students, from schools adopted by PETRONAS under PSIP, were handed school essentials such as bags and stationery, presented by Bruno Yun, Permanent Secretary, Sabah’s Ministry of Resource Development and Information Technology.
“Through this programme, we hope to encourage academic excellence among these students, in addition to keeping them excited about learning through our contribution of school essentials,” said Mohd Zaini Mohd Yunus, PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Chairman.
The workshop which started on Monday, covered topics such as answering techniques for secondary school students that focus on five subjects, namely Bahasa Melayu, English, Science, History, and Mathematics.
An interactive workshop on “Learning English is Fun” was conducted for the primary school students.
Other activities included a science show for primary school students conducted by Petrosains, the PETRONAS’ science discovery centre, to nurture interest in STEM subjects which are science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
PSIP is part of PETRONAS’ continuous corporate social investment initiative in the area of education. Through PSIP, PETRONAS aims to supports the state government’s efforts to improve the overall academic performance of rural school children in the communities where the corporation operates.
There are currently nine schools under the PSIP in Sabah namely SMK Sindumin, Sipitang; SMK Sri Nangka, Tuaran; SMK Badin, Tuaran; SMK Kota Marudu II, Kota Marudu; SMK Padang Berampah, Sipitang; SK Padang Berampah, Sipitang; SK Lubok Darat, Sipitang; SK Gayang, Tuaran; and SK Imbak, Tongod.
The three-day programme was held in collaboration with Sabah Education Department and the department’s women’s association, Pewanis.