IN an effort to create a more conducive learning environment, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has been working on instilling the 5S culture among school employees and students.
The 5S culture that originates from Japan, is a systematic approach to maintaining workplace cleanliness based on five phases — sort, straighten, shine, standardise and sustain a productive work environment.
Recently, three Selangor schools — SMK Rawang, SMK Seri Garing and SMK Tun Perak — were 5S certified and were honoured at a special ceremony. The event was held at SMK Rawang.
Present at the ceremony was MPC director-general Datuk Mohd Razali Hussain, its senior director Abdul Rahim Yusoff, project coordinator Mustapha Sufaat, 5S ambassador Kapt Jamel Abdul Rahman, Panzana Enterprise Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Ahmad Sufian Abdul Majid, SMK Rawang Batu 16 principal Hamidah Husin, SMK Tun Perak principal Siti Endon Mohamad Dahlan and SMK Seri Garing principal Ho Chee Lean.
The Quality Environment Certification (5S) has been awarded to schools since 2008, the first being awarded to SMK Taman Dato’ Harun, Petaling Jaya. To date, 30 schools nationwide have been 5S certified.
Mohd Razali while praising the three schools also urged other institutions to follow suit.
By using the concept, schools have benefited by inculcating a continuous learning culture and good habits.
The STAR Home News Education 09/02/2014