Educational Statistic of the Lun Bawang – October 2011

The Kuching Lun Bawang Family Gathering 2011, or to be exact, the motivational talk program was declared open by YB Dato Yong Khoon Seng, Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia. He also shows his support to the development of education of the Lun Bawang community, giving RM5,000 for the funding of an educational program that will be happening in Lawas this coming December.

During the press conference, former Lun Bawang Association Sarawak President, Samuil-Ashton Satu,  had released some information on the educational status of the Lun Bawang taken from a register made during his term of office as the 8th President of the Lun Bawang Association Sarawak in 2007.

A complete update may be made if all members of the Lun Bawang could have access to this register or they willingly report to their respective branches.

Brief Educational Performance

Bachelor –  223
*Out of 223 graduates, the following 52 graduates have further degrees:
Masters – 43
PhD – 2
Medical Doctors – 5
Dentist – 2

However, probably there could be about 300 – 400 graduates. According to the register, there are 200 diploma holders. It is believed that there could be around 300 diploma holders.

Field of Studies

Theology – 30
Business – 24
Education – 23
Law – 18
Administration – 16
Social Science – 13
Engineering, Science – 9
English, IT – 7
Art, Economics – 6
Geology, Nursing, Medical Doctors – 5
Finance – 4

And the rest include anthropology, archeology, dentistry, accountancy, architecture, agriculture, HRM, statistics, mass communication, environmental science, occupational safety and health, counseling, marine biology, library management, etc.

Diploma and Degree Graduates by Village

Buduk Nur, Ba’ Kelalan – 30
Long Tuan – 22
Long Kerabangan – 20
Long Tuma – 19
Long Langai, Long Semadoh Naseb – 18
Long Sebangang – 17
Long Semadoh Rayeh – 16
Pengalih – 15
Batu Mulong, Long Tukon – 13
Gaya – 12
Liang Datu, Long Beluyu – 11
Tang Itong, Kuala Medalam – 10

*Villages listed are only those with at least 10 graduates.

According to the register, there is at least one graduate or a diploma holder for every Lun Bawang village in Lawas and Limbang. But as we look back on the vision of the late patron, YB Dato’ Dr. Judson Sakai Tagal, the vision of “one graduate per family” had yet to be materialized.

Being said that, Dr. Kasing Apon, a Professor in UNIMAS stated that “the numbers of Lun Bawang students furthering their study in UNIMAS has greatly reduced over the years. In fact, most of them are female.”

*Note that this statistic only covers diploma and degree graduates.

Register your Educational Achievements

If you’re a diploma or degree graduates, and you haven’t registered your educational achievements with the Lun Bawang Association Sarawak, please email to and include these details:

1. Full name
2. Date of birth
3. Village
4. Educational level
5. Institution/University
6. Field of studies
7. Majoring field
8. Graduation date or year

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  • Maluwis

    na kupe-kupe belajar…..

    • Elisha Batuncang

      Metu ineh, kinanak Maluwis.

  • decem ali

    Elisha, rot apeh ko ngalap data neh? ui suggest klu ko pian ngalap data lun luk baru mabud skula mki authority under persatuan lun bwg. Klu under individu saja, ui pun ara mere maklumat skula deh mo2.. tx peace..

    • Elisha Batuncang

      Amung amung data nih lapen kuh rat Samuil Ashton, former Presiden PLBS. Ieh neh nengenug amung data-data educational achievements tau Lun Bawang.

  • silent observer

    hi..i think ur list is not up to frm lg family alone has 19 graduates..(MA x 2,Bch.x10,Dip. x 7) fyi still in studies (Phd x 1,Bch. x 2, Dip. x 3) this only MK grandchildrens, not includes our parents and other relatives/village ppl..thumbs up fr ur decem ali commnt not everybody interested or keen to share their personal particulars…tq

    • Elisha Batuncang

      The Lun Bawang Educational Achievement has been recorded since the late 90’s to document the progress of the Lun Bawang in its educational endeavour. Massive thanks to the effort of our former President, Samuil Ashton Satu, that have kept and continue to update the data since then.

      Usually, the projection of this data are only presented during the Lun Bawang Assocation’s General Meetings or Education Meetings. So it is not a surprise that not much people are aware of this.

      It’s really a privilege for me to have it presented here in Blog Tau. And to further help this cause, one way for me to do is to inform those whom are not aware about this through this blog post.

      Let’s get the numbers running. You can send your educational achievements, as well as your relatives and fellow villagers to me at