Connecting parents and teachers

(From left) Shazalli, Kamalanathan, Dr Mohamed Mustafa and Jaspal shaking hands after the signing of the MoU.

CELCOM Axiata Bhd recently inked a memorandum of understanding with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and Orangetree Production Sdn Bhd in support of the Education Ministry’s initiative to digitise education in schools nationwide.

A mobile application named “MySekolah” will serve as a mode of communication between schools and parents for information on their children’s progress in school.

The mobile app was developed by Orangetree Production and UUM, and is powered by Celcom Axiata.

The MoU was signed in Kuala Lumpur by Celcom Axiata chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shazalli Ramly, UUM vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, and Orangetree chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jaspal Singh Korotana, in the presence of Deputy Education Minister 1 Datuk P. Kamalanathan.

Shazalli said Celcom Axiata would continue its role as a catalyst in enhancing education facilities in the country while embracing the opportunity to develop more information gateways for students on their journey to garner knowledge.

“The digital ecosystem created with the development of applications and content, backed by our connectivity, will become instrumental in the development of the education system.

“Digitising schools will shift the boundaries of the overall learning process in schools to a new modern perspective.

“We are more than glad to take this journey with UUM and Orangetree Production, in digitising Malaysia’s educational facilities.

“We strongly believe the collaboration will benefit more than 400,000 teachers and five million students in more than 10,000 schools nationwide,” Shazalli said.

The “MySekolah” mobile app will be offered by the ministry to parents nationwide to allow them to obtain updates and information from school teachers regarding their children’s attendance in school, examination results and upcoming school activities.

The pilot stage for “MySekolah” will be introduced in three locations – SK Bandar Baru Sintok and SK Datin Fatimah in Kuala Nerang, Kedah, and SK Precint 14 in Putrajaya – with the availability of the app at other locations to be announced soon.

Soon, Celcom Axiata will also offer special data and device packages for teachers, as well as plans to establish WiFi Hotspots in all schools governed by the Education Ministry in both urban and rural areas.

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