ALL the 920 pupils from 28 Tamil schools in Penang underwent a UPSR digital revision workshop and received revision books at Sri Muniswarar Temple in Jalan Baru, Butterworth.
The workshop was held in two sessions, with 450 pupils in the first batch and 470 subsequently the following day.
It was jointly organised by Sri Muniswarar Temple and Yayasan Pelajar Cemerlang Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation.
The Yayasan president R. Thenmugilan said the event was a joint community project to empower Tamil school pupils in Penang.
He said the digital learning platform for children comprised a high impact mentorship programme (www.sjktstars.com).
“Our aim is to make learning more enjoyable with live webinars by subject experts, revision kits with elements of Socrates questioning methodology to enhance critical thinking,” he said, adding that this platform was the first of its kind for Tamil schools in the country.
He said each pupil’s improvement index and total revision time would be tracked by the system.
Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, who launched the UPSR digital programme and distributed the revision books to headmasters, praised the temple management for organising the event.
In his speech, he said he was looking forward to see which Tamil school would be hosting more digital-related programmes .
He said digital knowledge was important for youths to face challenges ahead.
“Children will catch up quickly if you teach them and as such, they only require some exposure to digital technology before they start learning by themselves,” Ramasamy added.
He urged the teachers to go for more digital training with the co-operation of headmasters.
Also present were temple president Datuk N. Gobalakrishnan, deputy president M. Segaran, treasurer T. Veeriah, Penang Tamil schools organiser S. Singgaravelu, programme co-ordinator K. Rajamanickam, Penang Hindu Endowment Board executive director Datuk M. Ramachandran, Malaysia Hindudharma Mamandram Penang branch chairman V. Nanda Kumar and Seberang Prai Municipal Councillor P. David Marshel.