KUALA TERENGGANU: ExxonMobil awarded 33 primary and secondary teachers in Terengganu for their outstanding achievements.
ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia financial director Ernest Miller said that science, technology, engineering and mathematics should continue to be emphasised as they were the basis for innovation and development.
“At the same time, we ought to support and strengthen the English language development as part of efforts to ensure students are able to communicate and compete globally.
“We therefore recognise our highly potential and committed faculty of educators who are instrumental in shaping the future beacons of our nation,” he said at the presentation of excellence awards to 33 primary and secondary school teachers at the Primula Beach Hotel.
Present was Terengganu legislative assembly speaker Datuk Zubir Embong who presented the awards that amounted to RM50,400 in cash and prizes.
The awards were given in recognition of the teachers’ outstanding achievements and excellence in improving students academic performance, co-curriculum activities and character building.
Three of the teachers were specially honoured for proactively enhancing the ExxonMobil-sponsored English Language Theme Parks established at Kuala Berang, Kuala Terengganu and Kemasek.
“The theme parks offer a stimulating environment to encourage English usage and has facilities for a library, storytelling corner, a mini-theatre and Internet/audio station,” said Miller.
He commended the award winners as exemplary, saying their flair in teaching was both unique and student-centric.
“For instance, one teacher advocates experiential methodology, whereas another teacher promotes a humorous approach to teaching music.
“Their achievements speak for themselves when their students, under their active mentorship, excel in very aspect of learning and growth,” Miller said
Source: New Straits Times