Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin, Senior Minister of Education handing over the certification of completion to one of the Duta Guru Graduates, accompanied by Farehana Hanapiah, Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management of PETRONAS and Shariah Nelly Francis, CEO of Yayasan PETRONAS.

First Cohort Of Program Duta Guru Participants Complete Two Years Training


The first cohort of Program Duta Guru (PDG) comprising 116 participants from across Malaysia, have recently begun their journey as teacher role models, after completing their two-year training.

PDG is Yayasan PETRONAS’ signature programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, through Pusat STEM Negara. The programme, which started in 2019, aims to upskill 4,500 teachers nationwide in higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) to serve as role models in the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to students.

At the Program Duta Guru Cohort 1 Graduation Ceremony here recently, Senior Minister of Education Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin, who officiated the ceremony, handed out certificates of completion to the programme participants, together with PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Group Human Resource Management, Farehana Hanapiah, and CEO of Yayasan PETRONAS, Shariah Nelly Francis. Also present was Founding Trustee and Chairman of Teach for Malaysia, Tunku Ali Redhauddin.

PDG participants had undergone two years of training on Engineering Design Process (EDP) and Integrated STEM (i-STEM) through a series of online and physical training sessions under the programme. They were also given the opportunity to showcase their STEM Innovation Development.

Special Awards were also given to 10 teachers who have demonstrated outstanding development since the start of the programme amidst challenges​.

PDG is currently training another two cohorts consisting of 576 STEM teachers in 142 districts nationwide. The programme is implemented with the support and collaboration of 159 Pembimbing PDG (PPDG) from 144 districts to further strengthen the collaborative effort as learning partners and STEM CHAMPIONS through a coaching-and-support approach with PDG participants to produce an impactful training and facilitation in STEM.

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