Construction of Sarawak Science Centre to be completed in 2024

Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn
26/04/2022 02:55 PM

KUCHING, April 26 (Bernama) -- The construction of Sarawak’s very own science centre costing RM200 million is expected to be completed by 2024, said State Education, Innovation and Talent Development Minister, Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn.

He said the Sarawak Science Centre (SCC) would play an instrumental role in providing an informal learning platform and nurturing scientific literacy among the public in Sarawak. 

“The SCC is the brainchild of the Premier of Sarawak, Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, whose lucid vision is to make the people in the state to be on par (with other advanced countries) in term of science and technology.

“The development of science and technology has evolved for a long time, but I think we have been left behind and this is the time for us to catch up. The faster we go the better. Technology is everywhere in the world,” he said when speaking at a workshop for phases four and five of the SSC master plan, here today.

Also present were Sarawak Deputy Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development Dr Annuar Rapaie, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Datuk Kameri Affendi and Singapore Science Centre chief executive officer, Dr Lim Tit Meng.

Sagah said the establishment of SCC would bridge the knowledge gap in science and technology experienced by the people of Sarawak, apart from being a helpful and fun place for the public to learn science through play and a resource for 21st century students and adult education programmes.

Speaking at a press conference later, he said the programmes and workshops in the science centre would be tailored to complement the school science curriculum using hands-on, inquiry-based learning culminating in a project for the students. 

“It will be an excellent platform for dedicated teachers, students, parents and business communities to come together for the love of science” he added.

A total of 70 stakeholders from various government agencies and departments participated in the workshop.