SELES 2024 Platform To Boost English Proficiency In Sarawak

Posted on 10 Jul 2024
Source of News: UKAS

KUCHING: The Sarawak Ministry of Education, Innovation and Talent Development (MEITD) is committed to improving English proficiency in Sarawak through the Sarawak English Language Education Symposium (SELES) 2024.

MEITD Minister, Dato Sri Roland Sagah Wee Inn emphasised that his ministry has consistently worked to improve English proficiency since its establishment in 2017.

“Focusing on English mastery has been a key objective for our ministry, and we are dedicated to seeing it through.

“Our goal is to reach a high level of English proficiency, eliminating it as a concern for educators and students here,” he said.

He said this at the inauguration of SELES 2024 at Raia Hotel Convention Centre here, on Tuesday.

Dato Sri Roland Sagah went on to say that one of the main initiatives of MEITD is to introduce the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English, under the Sarawak Dual Language Programme (DLP Sarawak).

While there has been progress in English proficiency among teachers and students, further efforts are needed to enhance this over time, said the Tarat Assemblyman.

“I urge all English teachers to collaborate closely with their peers in Science and Mathematics, as well as with students, to create a more conducive language environment in schools.

“In addition, leaders at all school levels must support this initiative effectively, both within the schools as well as at the district levels and Sarawak Education Department Headquarters,” he clarified.

For the record, SELES 2024 l will be held from July 9 to 11.

Also present were MEITD Deputy Ministers, Datuk Dr Annuar Rapa'ee and Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, MEITD Permanent Secretary, Adana Jed, Advisor at the Office of the Sarawak Premier (Education), Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Jawong, Director of the Sarawak State Education Department, Datu Dr Azhar Ahmad, and Senior Regional Director, National Geographic Learning Global Partnerships Group, Eric Gundersen. -UKASnews