UTP Continues to Nurture Students Interest in English and STEM
(4 April 2018)
90 Form Five students received book vouchers from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) staff today under the Menggapai Impian (MI) 2018 programme, witnessed by UTP Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib.
The students were from SMK Tronoh and SMK Seri Iskandar.
For this programme, UTP and PETRONAS staff via Yayasan UTP (UTP Foundation) contribute a minimum of RM150 worth of book voucher to each student for the purchase of SPM reference books.
"Through this programme, we hope to encourage academic excellence among these students for their SPM, in addition to keeping them motivated and excited about learning. It is my hope that these students will come back here again, but as UTP students.
"We are also planning to have a year-long motivation session such as tuition classes, counselling and career guidance sessions, to nurture these students' interest in English, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects," said Mohamed Ibrahim.
MI 2018 is UTP's educational university social responsibility (USR) programme and is part of the university's continuous effort to contribute to the well-being of its surrounding communities.
The event is also a means for the university's staff to give back to those in need and foster the spirit of sharing.
Since its launch in 2007, over 700 students from orphanages, welfare homes and schools in Perak have benefitted from Menggapai Impian. Each child was given basic school necessities such as school uniforms, bags, shoes and stationeries for the new school term.
However, for this year, MI is back with a difference as it focuses on SPM students and are given book vouchers and SPM motivational package