Sarawak’s international school initiative gets support

Screenshot of the TSI Annual General Meeting.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Initiatives (TSI) fully supports the Sarawak government’s effort to build five international schools using the Cambridge syllabus and English as the medium of instruction.

TSI chairman Datuk John Tenewi said he had recently visited Sarawak Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Jawong to understand the state government’s education policy.

“We view the effort done by the state government as a major step forward in our education policy.

“Hence, we are organising a leadership programme where 36 prominent lecturers will be delivering lectures on current affairs on topics covering Education, Economics, Integrity, Principles of Government, Gender Equality, A Sarawak Identity and more.”

He said this during its first annual general meeting via Zoom on July 10 where the activities held last year and the plans for upcoming activities were discussed.

As of now, nearly 200 aspiring leaders have registered for the programme.

“We hope that when the Covid-19 pandemic is contained, by then, it will be possible to organise international conference on Human Rights and Education and hold extensive discussion and forums and seminars on Sarawak diverse cultural identities that may be rediscovered through research and participation from artists, musicians, choreographers, designers, folklorists, mythologists and many other cultural experts.

“This will be a small investment that could eventually turn into big returns for Sarawak in terms of national unity and also, TSI will try to develop ‘A Sarawak Cultural Identity’ that could transform into a Sarawak tourism product.”