Big boost for education

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  • Saturday, 08 Oct 2016

Md Jais (second from left) launching the 21st century learning programme course for school principals at Hotel Selesa in Johor Baru. — BRIAN MOH/The Star

JOHOR BARU: A pilot project shows that a new learning programme incorporating 21st century techniques has shown positive results in Johor.

State Education, Information, Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Committee chairman Datuk Md Jais Sarday said the 21st Century Learning Programme was implemented in 110 selected schools.

I has helped improve interaction between teachers and students as well as promoted a greater use of information and communication technology (ICT).

He added that Johor had pioneered the programme and feedback on it would be forwarded to the Education Ministry.

“The state government is very optimistic about the programme which was implemented since last year in primary and secondary schools.

“We have seen that students’ attitudes especially those in weaker and middle classes have improved.

“Their grades have also gone up,” he said after launching the 21st century learning programme course for school principals at Hotel Selesa.

Md Jais said the programme encourages two-way communication between a teacher and student using the latest technology.

“We are living in a world of gadgets and applications and the younger generation have great interest in these tools.

“Education should adapt current technology to cultivate an interest in students towards learning,” he added.

Md Jais said SMK Kempas has been using video conferencing to teach students in conjunction with Microsoft under the programme.

When the programme was first initiated in 2015, the state government had allocated RM200,000 to kickstart it in Johor.

“There will be a special announcement by the mentri besar during the tabling of the state Budget 2017 on further efforts to improve education in the state,” he added.

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