MOE moves to close education gap in Sabah, Sarawak

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek (left) speaks to Malaysia Teacher Prize 2023 winner Muhammad Nazmi Rosli at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur today. – Facebook pic, November 5, 2023.

THE Education Ministry is committed to closing the education gap in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak by building new schools, minister Fadhlina Sidek said.

“We want schooling balance to happen and when we talk about co-curricular and character development. It also includes infrastructure development,” she said at a press conference on the Malaysia Teacher Prize 2023 ceremony in Kuala Lumpur today.

Teacher Muhammad Nazmi Rosli of SK Long Sebangang, Sarawak, won the top honour, taking home RM50,000.

English teacher Nazmi was chosen for his efforts to educate students by creating simulation exercises – where students were introduced to common life experiences using recycled materials.

As a pioneer of “Short Films Club”, Nazmi allowed students to express themselves through short films including “Teether”, which was accepted at the Horror Unleashed film festival in Portugal.

Nazmi said he was grateful his persistence paid off.

“This is an opportunity to not only share the story of our lives as educators, but also to highlight the roots of our life goals, both in and outside the classroom,” he said. – Bernama, November 5, 2023.

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