PUTRAJAYA: Two online self-study modules for secondary school students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are now available online from Thursday, August 18.
Both – Shell NXplorers and #ShellSelamatSampai road safety education – are both available on Rakan DELIMa (Digital Educational Learning Initiative Malaysia) of the Ministry of Education.
The collaboration between Shell Malaysia and the Ministry of Education is expected to benefit more than 2.5 million secondary school students across the country.
In this regard, Minister of Education Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (Photo) said thanks to the availability of the modules on DELIMa, it would benefit more students.
“We hope that more students will now be able to benefit from the programmes. We hope this will have a wider positive impact through accessibility through DELIma,” he said.
“When we decided to do away with the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and the Form Three Assessment (PT3), it was done with a holistic and broader approach,” Radzi added.
He said the move was to ensure that the country’s education system can produce those who can compete on the world stage.
Radzi said so at the launch of the collaboration here on Thursday, and Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin was also present.
He added that such programs would allow students to see life through a broader lens.
Meanwhile, Shell Malaysia President and Upstream Malaysia Senior Vice President Ivan Tan said they were delighted to see their STEM and road safety modules made digitally accessible to all high school students nationwide. .
“Our road safety program has benefited more than one million high school and college students across the country. In 2020, #ShellSelamatSampai is receiving global recognition through the awarding of the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award,” said Tan.
He added that the Shell STEM NXplorers program aims to increase the number of students pursuing STEM-related studies by building awareness, developing knowledge and providing thinking tools and complex problem-solving skills.
“The results were encouraging, and we are proud to share that over 91% of students who completed this program enrolled in the science stream after their PT3,” he said.
Tan added that as a responsible corporate citizen, their presence should benefit Malaysian communities.
Shell’s two modules on Rakan DELIMa are available in Malay and English, and students will see a self-study video followed by a set of quiz questions.
Students who score 80% correct in the quizzes will receive an electronic certificate and can claim the Petaksiran Aktiviti Jasmani Sukan dan Kokurikulum (PAJSK) points at school level in the ministry system (Level 1).
They can also upgrade to PAJSK points at the national level (Level 2) if they choose to complete a small project relevant to the modules (project-based learning).
Shell NXplorers is part of Shell’s global initiative education program that introduces young people to the complex and creative thinking needed to effect positive change.
The program offers a unique hands-on learning experience combining the latest technological learning tools with scientific inquiry necessary for future innovative leaders aware of global and societal issues.
#ShellSelamatSampai meanwhile is designed to encourage road safety among young people with dedicated programs for high schools, colleges, universities and the community.
It was developed by Shell Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Road Safety Research Institute (Miros), the Department of Roads and Transport and the Police.
For more information on Shell’s STEM and road safety programs, log on to shell.com.my