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Monday, 15, February, 2021, Kuala Lumpur – Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (“BPMB”) together with SMK Seri Titiwangsa recently concluded the Road to Excellence, English Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (“SPM”) Workshop for 63 form 5 students to help them prepare for the SPM examination scheduled to begin on 22 February 2021. The workshop was aimed at enhancing the students’ skills and technique in tackling the SPM 2020 English paper – particularly in essay writing and targets to improve English efficiency and literacy amongst the students.

The initiative was part of BPMB’s School Adoption programme under its SEEDS (“Supporting English Empowerment to Drive Sustainability”) project that was launched in September 2020. SMK Seri Titiwangsa was the first school to benefit from the programme which allows the students to learn and master the English language whilst gaining knowledge about sustainability.

BPMB President/Group Chief Executive Officer Arshad Mohamed Ismail said “As one of Malaysia’s Development Financial Institutions, BPMB’s role is to help with nation building. A part of our social duties as a responsible corporate citizen is to nurture our youths today to reach their full potential.”

“We are pleased to have successfully organised the Road to Excellence, English SPM Workshop for form 5 students of SMK Seri Titiwangsa as education is key to a bright future. We hope we can help accelerate the students’ learning growth and prepare them for the next phase of their lives. We look forward to further contribute to the community through our future initiatives under the SEEDS programme.”

The Road to Excellence, English SPM Workshop is a follow-up initiative by BPMB under its SEEDS programme where it had in 2020 contributed computers and equipment to the school, and organised talks for the students by the United Nations, Direct English and ZeroHunger Malaysia.


PIC 1:Bank Pembangunan Champions English Literacy amongst Youths through the Road to Excellence, English SPM Workshop for Students of SMK Seri Titiwangsa

About Bank Pembangunan
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (“BPMB”) was incorporated on 28 November 1973 as a development financial institution to assist small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. The Bank’s role includes the provision of various financing facilities, training and advisory services, particularly to Bumiputera entrepreneurs. Today, BPMB provides medium to long-term financing to the strategic sectors of the economy. Owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated, BPMB has been accorded the highest rating of ‘AAA’ by both RAM Rating Services Berhad (“RAM”) and Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad (“MARC”). It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Development Financial Institution Act 2002. With a Group Total Assets value of RM25 billion (as at 31 December 2019), the BPMB Group is well-positioned to meet the financing and business development needs of Malaysian businesses.

For more information, please contact:
Anita Ramly
Head, Corporate Communications
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
Tel: (03) 2611 3346

Izzat Ratna
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
HP: (012) 642 1889

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