‘Trenglish’ pro­gram to be ex­panded in Tereng­ganu

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The KUALA TERENG­GANU: English lan­guage up­grad­ing pro­gramme in schools by the state gov­ern­ment, Trenglish will be im­proved next year to make it more com­pre­hen­sive and ef­fec­tive.

State Sec­re­tary Datuk A Rah­man Yahya said the up­grad­ing process in­cluded ex­tend­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion to more schools and in­creas­ing the num­ber of teach­ers un­der the Tereng­ganu Hired English Lan­guage Per­son­nel (T Help) pro­gramme funded by the state gov­ern­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Petronas as the main spon­sor.

“This year, the Trenglish pro­gramme has been suc­cess­fully im­ple­mented in 50 schools, namely, 40 sec­ondary schools and 10 pri­mary schools un­der the Trenglish Ju­nior pro­gramme.

“The Trenglish Ju­nior this year is the first ever since the Trenglish pro­gramme was in­tro­duced in 2014. There­fore, we are very grate­ful to Petronas for pro­vid­ing a huge al­lo­ca­tion of RM500,000 to con­tinue the pro­gramme year af­ter year,” he told re­porters af­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing the clos­ing of the 2018 Mega Trenglish Camp Pro­gramme yes­ter­day.

A to­tal of 240 sec­ondary and lower sec­ondary stu­dents took part in the camp which was the high­light of the en­tire Trenglish pro­gramme through­out the year from Jan­uary.

Also present were East Re­gion Petronas Gen­eral Man­ager Wan Mohd Has­nan Ab­dul­lah and Tereng­ganu State Ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor Shafrud­din Ali Hussin.

Mean­while, Wan Has­nan said, apart from the Trenglish pro­gramme, Petronas also al­lo­cated RM35 mil­lion for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Trust School pro­gramme at 10 schools in the state for a pe­riod of five years from 2016.

He said the pro­gramme aimed to help stu­dents get fi­nan­cial fund­ing to con­tinue their stud­ies to the In­sti­tutes of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (IPT) cov­er­ing five schools in the district of Marang and five in Ke­ma­man.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, Shafrud­din also in­formed about the prepa­ra­tion of the Tereng­ganu State Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment (JPNT) in the event of a flood that would af­fect the Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia (SPM) ex­am­i­na­tion which would be­gin on Novem­ber 13.

“We have iden­ti­fied 22 schools that are al­ways flooded ev­ery time the mon­soon sea­son ar­rives, so we have in­structed the prin­ci­pals to pro­vide a tem­po­rary ex­am­i­na­tion cen­tre for them to take the exam. - Ber­nama

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