PETALING JAYA — Malaysia, as the defending champions, who will be competing at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2016 in New Delhi, India, from Nov 25-27 with an important mission – to clinch the title for the sixth time.

A total of 19 teams, five of which are from primary schools, 11 from secondary schools and three from institutions of higher learning will carry the country’s challenge at the competition, themed ‘Rap the Scrap’.

Education Ministry Co-Curricular and Arts Division director Rozainun Ahmad said the active participation of students in the robotics competition could be an effective way to popularise the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education among them.

“Through this competition, participants can apply their Computational Thinking and Computer Science skills into the new primary and secondary schools curriculum standard.

“As such, the ministry strongly encourages students to participate in robotics programmes because such programmes can help students to master essential skills that are indispensable in the 21st century,” she said after the handing-over ceremony of Jalur Gemilang to the Malaysian contingent at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Yuk Chai here today.

The Malaysian teams will be contesting in four categories, namely Regular, Open, WRO Football and Advanced Robotics Challenge.

WRO which enters its 13th edition this year will be participated by 500 teams involving 57 countries from around the world.

Malaysia won three gold medals, two bronze medals and four excellence awards at the WRO 2015, held in Doha, Qatar.





Source : Bernama     

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