KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) through its agency Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia has taken proactive measures to increase the interest of students, especially those in the Tuaran district, for science and mathematics, through the robotic-based learning medium.
The project known as MSI16805 – Minimalist Robotics Application: The Improvement of Interest and Student Achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), which also imbibes 21st Century Skills, kicked off in April.
A total of 100 students from 10 primary and secondary schools in the district took part in the inaugural project in Sabah.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the programme here, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said such programmes could promote interest in science and mathematics, enabling innovation and creativity among students.
“Efforts to inculcate a profound interest (in the subjects) is crucial in the effort to produce more talents in science, technology and innovation in the country.
“The nation's talent group in these fields is still not very large, as there are still only few students taking the science and mathematics stream,” he said.