‘Trenglish’ program to be expanded in Terengganu
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