Yee suggests debates with foreign school via Teleconferencing
KINABALU, January 24 (New Sabah Times) -- Resource
and IT Development Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai has suggested
that school from other countries should be invited to take
part in English debates and public speaking competitions
in Sabah via teleconferencing.
advancement of today’s technology has allowed us to communicate
in real time through the cyber space.
is something we should not take for granted. We should remember
that this is a facility that students should take advantage
of in order to enhance your education,” he said.
was speaking after witnessing the English debate and public
speaking contest between Sabah Thsung Tsin Secondary School
and Hong Kong Lee Kau Yan memorial School yesterday.
the event as a historical moment for the two schools, Dr
Yee said they had set a good example by applying modern
technology to their advantage.
debates discussed on the importance of health while the
public speaking contest choose environment as an important
global issue as the topic.
Tshung Tsin swept all the titles in the public speaking
contest through Janice Ong who won for Best Content and
Organisation, Averil Bachi (Best Use Of Languange) and Francesca
Che Ying Yih (Best Delivery).
Kau Man Memorial School won the debate when three of its
students accumulated 246 points against SM Tshung Tsin’s
school from Hong Kong supported banning smoking in public
places while SM Thsung Tsin opposed it.