IEM SETS UP ENGINEERING CLUBS TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) has set up Engineering Clubs in a number of schools with the objective of motivating students in science at an early age.

Its President Ir Choo Kok Beng said with limited financial resources but enormous enthusiasm, IEM would contribute human resource, mainly from its Young Engineers Section (YES) as well as strategic engagement with stakeholders in schools, especially primary schools.

"Career incentives have also been a cause for concern. Prospects for engineers and technologists fall short compared to other non-science based professions," he said in a statement here today.

Choo said until and unless special incentives were drawn up to address such discrepancies, school students would not be motivated to take up science or to pursue a career in engineering and technology.

Therefore, he said IEM would be happy to lend its support to any Science, Engineering and Technology initiatives, including those from the Education Ministry.

He also lauded the decision by the Education Ministry to place 40 per cent of all form four students in the science stream.

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