The Knowledge Economy is Penang’s Future

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By giving assistance to science education and start-ups, the state government is laying the foundations for a quantum leap.

On November 30 last year, news broke that four young inventors from SJKT Ramakrishna had won six international awards and a gold medal for their problemsolving, functional “noise reducer” at the 3rd Hong Kong International Student Innovation Contest 2015-20161. Many Malaysians took to social media to praise these Year 6 students.

According to their science teacher, Syiamala Durairaj, their school has Science, Robotics and Innovation clubs in which many students participate. Competitions are also held for young inventors to air their ideas. The point is, whatever the age, language and background, young students can be innovative and creative if the environment allows it.


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