KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry (MOE) is committed to closing the education gap in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak by focusing on dilapidated schools, says its minister Fadhlina Sidek.
She said in line with Budget 2024, the MOE would focus on building new schools in the interiors, without marginalising the two Borneo states.
“We want that (schooling) balance to happen and when we talk about co-curricular and character development, it also includes infrastructure development,” she said during the Malaysia Teacher Prize 2023 ceremony here yesterday, Bernama reported.
At the event, teacher Muhammad Nazmi Rosli of SK Long Sebangang, Sarawak, won the top honour, taking home a cash prize of RM50,000.
Muhammad Nazmi, who is an English teacher, was chosen for his efforts to educate students by creating classroom simulation exercises.
His students were introduced to common life experiences such as entering a laundromat or boarding an airplane using only recycled materials.