Fun digital lessons in store


(From right) Ramkarpal handing over the cheque to school headmistress Fairus at the launching of the Karpal Singh Digital Hub.

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.

SK Sungai Gelugor pupils enjoying digital classroom activities at the newly launched Karpal Singh Digital Hub in the school. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
SK Sungai Gelugor pupils enjoying digital classroom activities at the newly launched Karpal Singh Digital Hub in the school. —Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star

“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.

 

(From second left) Gur­­mit and Ramkarpal hanging a signed frame on the wall outside the Karpal Singh Digital Hub in SK Sungai Gelugor in Penang. Looking on from left are headmistress Fairus, Jagdeep and Syerleena.
(From second left) Gur­­mit and Ramkarpal hanging a signed frame on the wall outside the Karpal Singh Digital Hub in SK Sungai Gelugor in Penang. Looking on from left are headmistress Fairus, Jagdeep and Syerleena.

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