UPM LAUNCHES PROGRAMMES WITH PALOH COMMUNITY

By: Basri Bakar

PALOH – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) launched the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic (STEM) and UPM-Green Fingers programmes to educate Paloh community, especially school children and youth in fostering their interest in science and agriculture on January 10.

STEMis a two-year programme conducted by lecturers from Faculty of Science,will be participated by students and teachers from SMK Seri Kota and SMK Seri Sembrong, Johor.

Meanwhile, UPM-Green Fingers programmeis conducted by the University Community Transformation Centre (UCTC), aiming to foster the community’s interest in agriculturalfield.

 

At the event, UCTC also demonstrated techniques in planting vegetables for family consumption usinga user-friendly kit.

Defence Minister and MP for Sembrong, Johor, Dato’Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein launched the programmeatthe Paloh Youth Accord Carnival 2015.Also present were Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Relations), Prof. Dr. -ing. Ir. Renuganth Varatharajoo and Klang District Education Officer, A. Manaf Muslimin.

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