KOTA KINABALU (Jan 17): Efforts are underway to get students more interested in the science subject, said newly appointed Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Ariffin Arif.
“It is important that the community, especially students, appreciate the value of science and technology.
We do not want it to be like the past because when I was studying the subject of science, it was scary,” he said.
Ariffin who clocked in for work on Tuesday, said this after a briefing by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Datuk Zainudin Aman and heads of department under it.
“This is part of the ministry’s role, therefore it has implemented programs such as roadshows in schools as well as meetings with the district education offices to jointly organise programs with the state Education Department.
“And to further enhance efforts to attract students to be more interested in science and technology, the ministry will be setting up the Sabah Science Centre in the state capital,” Ariffin said.