SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS WILL LOVE STEM

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KUALA NERUS, Feb 6 (Bernama) -- With guidance from various parties, students with special needs (MBK) will love science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies.

Chairman of the National STEM Movement, Prof Datuk Noraini Idris, said she was confident of this based on studies and observations conducted by 20 public universities with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as pioneer in the East Coast states.

"We are now going to meet the students to make them fall in love with STEM. The opportunity is open to all students, including those from B40 and MBK," she told reporters during the ‘2020 Discover UMT and STEM Pioneer’ programme held at UMT here today.

She said in Terengganu, only MBK students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Hiliran in Kuala Terengganu were involved in a pioneer STEM project which will be extended to other schools.

Meanwhile, director of UMT STEM Foundations Centre, associate professor Dr Laili Che Rose said since December 2019, UMT had received RM20,000 from the Education Ministry for the project which would give special needs students a chance to explore their capabilities in STEM areas.

-- BERNAMA

 

TAGS: special needs students, STEM, UMT, Norain Idris