Kuching District Education Office takes home trophy in 9th edition of APPK

Rakayah with winners during a photocall at the Anugerah Pengurusan Pembangunan Kemanusiaan (APPK) 2016 event held at Sekolah Seni Malaysia Sarawak (SSeM) on November 23.

Rakayah with winners during a photocall at the Anugerah Pengurusan Pembangunan Kemanusiaan (APPK) 2016 event held at Sekolah Seni Malaysia Sarawak (SSeM) on November 23.

The Kuching District Education Office emerged as overall champion of the Anugerah Pengurusan Pembangunan Kemanusiaan (APPK) 2016 held at Sekolah Seni Malaysia Sarawak (SSeM) yesterday (Nov 23).

The event organised by the district office in collaboration with various education agencies and providers also saw 93 other recipients consisting of teachers and students from various schools across the state in more than 50 categories.

“APPK aims to honour and give recognition to students, teachers, principals, school districts and agencies that excel in the humanitarian field,” said State Education director Rakayah Madon during her speech at the ninth edition of the annual event on November 23.

“It encourages the participation of students and teachers in the development of humanity up to the highest level in the areas of co-curriculum, sports, student affairs or special education sports.”

Rakayah emphasised that their achievement did not come easy as they had put tireless effort towards education development and their personalities were the key to their success.

“The enhancement of knowledge and application of good moral values of a person is very important in order to produce excellent and high quality results. It is essential in meeting the challenges of the 21st century in line with the requirements of the Malaysian Education Development Plan 2013-2025 which requires students to acquire good knowledge, thinking skills, leadership skills, bilingual proficiency, good ethics and spirituality.”

Apart from giving recognising the excellence of deserving winners, APPK also gives the opportunity for the organisers to identify talents and the best of the best among students.

Also present were organising chairman Kamariah Said and State Education Department deputy director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus.

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