SANDAKAN, : The Sabah Education Department (JPNS) outlined 12 areas of focus this year to improve the academic achievement of the primary and secondary school pupils.
The areas of focus are improving students’ performance in public examinations, Literacy and Numeracy 2.0 Programme (Linus), 21st-century learning, District Transformation Programme (DTP), strengthening the leadership
and management of schools through the Malaysian education quality standards and improving Band 1 and 2 schools.
Six more are strengthening the quality management system in JPNS and among= District Education officers, reducing truancy among pupils, developing sports and co-curricular activities, improving the mastery of Islamic basic education among primary school pupils, strengthening the management and handling of public examinations and enhancing educators’ teaching through psychological and counselling programmes.
JPNS director Datuk Jame Alip said the areas of focus were in line with the second wave of the Malaysian Education Development Plan.
“We believe that it can be achieved based on the state’s academic achievement in public examinations last year,” he told reporters after attending the Sandakan-level Sabah Education Director’s Roadshow, here, today.- BERNAMA