BEING savvy in Information Technology helps prepare children for their future education and work.
With this in mind, Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh spent RM48,793 to set up ‘Karpal Singh Digital Hub’ at SK Sungai Gelugor in Penang.
Besides teaching and learning sessions, co-curricular activities can also be carried out at the digital hub featuring two computer rooms and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) gadgets.
In his speech, Ramkarpal said the allocation was spent on procurement of ICT equipment, maintenance and annual contribution until 2021.
“The project started in May last year. We spent RM8,853 on ICT equipment.
“This year, we used RM12,950 to buy ICT equipment and spent RM18,990 on 10 laptops, the hub’s development programmes and the launching ceremony.
“For the next two years, I’ll be contributing RM4,000 each for further development programmes and the WiFi services,” he said.
State local government committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo lauded the school for being the first in Penang to transform its existing computer room to a digital hub.
“Through the establishment of a digital lab, students can be more competent with Industry Revolution 4.0 inching closer,” he added.
Meanwhile, SK Sungai Gelugor headmistress Fairus Ayob thanked Ramkarpal for his allocation to build a technology-based classroom in the school.
Also present were Karpal’s wife Gurmit Kaur, Seri Delima assemblyman Syerleena Abdul Rashid and Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.