SIBU: SMK Bawang Assan here held a back-to-school programme together with the Education Ministry and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) on Wednesday in its efforts to curb social problems among students.
School principal Abdul Rahman Abdullah @ Nicholas said such a programme was expected to produce a generation of students who are emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and physically stable and with a high degree of discipline.
“While the concept of a caring school is empowering, it can be a very effective approach to curbing social problems among students and to address the issue of school dropouts,” he added.
Also present at the launch of the programme was the school’s communication officer ASP Sylvarius Gopog and Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) chairman Macarthy Gindau.
Abdul Rahman also expressed his gratitude to Sylvarius who was appointed by the police to keep in touch with the school in the organisation of its activities.
Talks on crime prevention as well as issues related to traffic offences were presented to students — there was also a launch of helmet safety awareness campaign.
Students were urged to obtain a driving licence before driving any vehicle to school and were told to always abide by the rules.