KUCHING: About 1,000 pupils, teachers, parents and individuals were at the ‘Innocate 2018 Carnival’ themed ‘Innovation In Education’ at Batu Lintang Teachers’ Training Institute campus here on Saturday.
Several innovation-related competitions were held in conjunction with the carnival, and it was a huge success.
The carnival aimed at enhancing professionalism and imparting the best practice in terms of teaching among teachers towards helping students achieve academic excellence.
The institute’s director Jamiran Salam said innovation is not just about physical aspect such as technology but also how people think and do things.
“Innovation does not necessarily have to be a solid thing but it covers a wider area of endeavour,” he said before Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin launched the carnival.
Jamiran said the institute ‘is an academy to produce teachers who can go out there to guide the future leaders of Sarawak’.
He added that teachers who graduated from the institute would ‘be able to provide leadership in education’.
“The history of our institute since the Japanese Occupation is manifested in our mini museum here (the campus). I hope you will take time to visit it,” he said.