Teachers must inculcate values that are in line with the principles of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance or ESG among students to produce a society that is sensitive to environmental issues like global climate change.
Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said this move would also be in line with the demands of the Malaysia MADANI concept, in addition to enabling teachers to raise the dignity of the state and lead it to achieve developed status by 2030.
“Teachers must equip themselves so that they can facilitate their students’ learning with an understanding and awareness of knowledge and information relevant to their times,” he said in his speech at the 2023 Sarawak Education Leadership and Teacher Awards Ceremony at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St Anthony Hall, here, today.
Abang Johari, whose speech was read out by his deputy Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, also said that understanding and awareness of knowledge was important to equip the people of Sarawak with know-how and skills in line with the digital era and industrial revolution 4.0.
“Industry 4.0 is now in dire need of workers who possess various technological skills to improve work efficiency.
Abang Johari said that through the state Education, Innovation and Talent Development Ministry, the state government has implemented policies to complement the Federal government’s efforts to ensure the state’s education development remains dynamic.
He said the future of Sarawak's sustainable economy depends entirely on its ability to develop existing resources by considering the importance of the environment, resource sustainability and good governance.
Meanwhile, former Sarawak Education Department director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus was announced as the recipient of the 2023 Education Leadership Award while Awangku Merali Pengiran Mohamed, known for writing various books and art activities, received the Sarawak Teacher Award.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency