Educational Talk at SMK BalaiRingin, Serian
As part of its on-going educational program, the Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association(SDGA) in cooperation with SerianIbanRemun Association (SIRA) recently organized a one day “SPM clinic” for students of SMK BalaiRingin, Serian who will be sitting for the SPM examination this coming November 2013. The program was attended by 200 students mainly from SMK BalaiRingin with some coming from SMK Gedong, SMK Serian and SMK Tebakang.
In his remark, Dr DusitJaul, SDGA President reminded students of the challenges ahead of them. He reiterated the importance of having an excellent pass for the SPM exam as this will determine their future direction. To illustrate his point, he gave as an example the government’s criteria for sending student to study overseas whereby the minimum requirement is a score of 9A. In the past, Dayak students have not fared well in public examination like SPM, thus jeopardizing them of the golden opportunity to get overseas education.He challenged students of SMK BalaiRingin to prove their worth to society, that armed with commitment, discipline and burning desire to excel, rural students are no less capable than their urban counterparts. This requires students to really focus ontheir studies in these remaining weeks as in his words, they are in actual fact, preparing themselves to face an important war in their lives.