PUTRAJAYA: Two self e-learning co-curriculum modules for secondary school students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are now available online from Thursday (Aug 18).
The two - Shell NXplorers and road safety education #ShellSelamatSampai - are both available on the Education Ministry’s Rakan DELIMa (Digital Educational Learning Initiative Malaysia).
The collaboration between Shell Malaysia and the Education Ministry is set to benefit more than 2.5 million secondary students across the country.
On this, Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (pic) said through the availability of the modules on DELIMa, it would benefit more students.
“We hope that more students can now benefit from the programmes. We hope that it will have a wider positive impact through the accessibility via DELIMa,” he said.
“When we decided to do away with the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and Form Three Assessment (PT3), it was done with a holistic and wider approach,” added Radzi.
He said that the move is to ensure that the nation's education system can produce those who can compete on the world’s stage.
Radzi said this at the launch of the collaboration here on Thursday, and also present was Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin.
He added that such programmes would allow students to view life through a wider lens.
Meanwhile, Shell Malaysia chairman and Upstream Malaysia senior vice-president Ivan Tan said they were delighted to see their STEM and road safety modules being made accessible digitally to all secondary school students in the country.
“Our road safety programme has benefited over 1 million students in both secondary and tertiary level nationwide. In 2020 #ShellSelamatSampai receives global recognition through the conferment of The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award,” said Tan.
He added that the Shell STEM NXplorers programme aims to increase the number of students pursuing STEM-related studies by building awareness, developing knowledge and providing thinking tools and complex problem-solving skills.
“The results have been encouraging, and we are proud to share that more than 91% of students who have gone through this programme have enrolled in science stream post their PT3,” he said.
Tan added that as a responsible corporate citizen, their presence should bring benefit to the communities in Malaysia.
Both Shell’s modules on Rakan DELIMa are available in Malay and English, and students will be presented with a self-learning video followed by a set of quiz questions.
Students who obtain 80% correct answers from the quizzes will be presented with an e-certificate and be eligible to claim the school level Petaksiran Aktiviti Jasmani Sukan dan Kokurikulum (PAJSK) points within the ministry system (level 1).
They can also proceed to the National level PAJSK points (level 2) if they choose to do a small project relevant to the modules (project-based learning).
Shell NXplorers is part of Shell’s global initiative educational programme that introduces young people to complex and creative thinking needed to bring positive change.
The programme provides a unique hands-on, learning experience combining the latest technological learning tools with scholarly inquiry needed for future innovative leaders with awareness on global and societal issues.
#ShellSelamatSampai meanwhile is designed to encourage road safety among youth with dedicated programmes for secondary schools, colleges, universities and the community.
It was developed by Shell Malaysia in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), Road and Transport Department and police.
For more information on Shell’s STEM and road safety programmes, log on to shell.com.my