All Govt Schools to Have High-Speed Internet by Next Year

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TANAH MERAH: All government schools will be equipped with high speed Internet service by next year, making digital learning for millions of students a reality in Malaysia.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said Internet facilities would be upgraded in 6,000-odd schools, bringing the total number of schools with relatively high speed Internet access to more than 10,000.

“High speed Internet access does not only improve teaching and learning in schools, but is also beneficial for teachers and other staff in discharging their duties,” he said after opening the Kelantan Teachers Day celebration at SMK Belimbing here yesterday.

He said the current speed varies from as low as 2Mbps in rural schools to 10Mbps in some urban schools.

Service rewarded: Mahdzir (second from left) giving the Tokoh Guru Negeri Kelantan 2017 Award to Ghazali.
Mahdzir also called on teachers to be technology savvy, as information and communication technology tools were the way forward in the education sector.

He urged parent-teacher associations and non-governmental organisations to play a more active role to help drive schools towards excellence.

At the event, Mohamad Fauzi Mamat, who is the former principal of SMK Dato Ahmad Maher, and Ghazali Ismail, former principal of SM Teknik Tanah Merah, were accorded Tokoh Guru Negeri Kelantan 2017 Award.
– The Star
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