First Cohort of Program Duta Guru Participants Complete Two Years of Training

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2022 –The first cohort of Program Duta Guru (PDG) comprising 116  participants from across Malaysia, have recently begun their journey as teacher role models, after  completing their two-year training.  

PDG is Yayasan PETRONAS’ signature programme in collaboration with the Ministry of  Education, through Pusat STEM Negara. The programme, which started in 2019, aims to upskill  4,500 teachers nationwide in higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) to serve as role models in the  delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to students. 

At the Program Duta Guru Cohort 1 Graduation Ceremony here recently, Senior Minister of Education Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin, who officiated the ceremony, handed out certificates of completion to the programme participants, together with PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Group Human Resource Management, Farehana Hanapiah, and CEO of Yayasan PETRONAS, Shariah Nelly Francis. Also present was Founding Trustee and Chairman of Teach for Malaysia, Tunku Ali Redhauddin. 

PDG participants had undergone two years of training on Engineering Design Process (EDP) and  Integrated STEM (i-STEM) through a series of online and physical training sessions under the  programme. They were also given the opportunity to showcase their STEM Innovation  Development. 

Special Awards were also given to 10 teachers who have demonstrated outstanding development since the start of the programme amidst challenges.

PDG is currently training another two cohorts consisting of 576 STEM teachers in 142 districts nationwide. The programme is implemented with the support and collaboration of 159  Pembimbing PDG (PPDG) from 144 districts to further strengthen the collaborative effort as  learning partners and STEM CHAMPIONS through a coaching-and-support approach with PDG  participants to produce an impactful training and facilitation in STEM.  

Issued by:

For media enquiries, please contact: 

Carol Wong: +60 12 296 9281 | 

Taufik Atman : +60 19 669 9579 |