Star-studded tutors on Astro's latest academic series




NO stranger to upping the ante in the education game, Astro has showcased a stellar line up of fresh and entertaining education content suited for learners of all ages.

From educational comedic gold that is the Oh My English series to the beloved SMK Study Squad, the satellite TV and IPTV provider has been consistent in its commitment to championing education.

Turning the education game on its head, Astro has released yet another fun learning series specially curated for Forms Four and Five students titled SPM PRO+.

According to Astro assistant vice president (content creation – GenNext studio) Yasmin Yahya, after conducting extensive market research Astro found that the pandemic has made learning increasingly challenging for school-goers, especially those preparing for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

“To help these students ease their exam stress, we have created a new content called SPM PRO+.

“Through this new academic show, we have assembled a team of ‘pros’ – popular young tutors who make learning fun, such as Iqbal Ahyar, Ifwat Rosdi, Syahmi Azizi, Syuhadak Seplee, Maryam Khan, Farez Atan and PU Azman, with a mission to help students ace their SPM like a pro,” she said.

She added that the series aims to lower students’ stress as they prepare for their SPM examinations through a cool and contemporary educational approach.

Students can tune in to SPM PRO+ on Astro On Demand and Astro GO or catch it daily from Monday to Saturday (9pm) on Astro Tutor TV SPM (CH603).

The programme covers all core subjects such as Bahasa Melayu, English, Science, Mathematics, History, Pendidikan Moral and Pendidikan Islam according to the latest Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM) format.

There will be 180 bite-sized episodes of about seven minutes each, to help students navigate the topics and Higher Order Thinking Skills (KBAT) that will be assessed in the upcoming SPM exams through sample questions, PRO+ Tips and other useful learning content.

“Beyond video content, Astro will offer extensive 360o educational content online,” said assistant vice president of original content Edison Cheam.

“Students will also be able to access additional brief notes, practice objective and subjective questions with sample answers, and other helpful videos, on Astro’s complimentary education portal, Upped.

“The website will include all subjects covered in the series as well as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics, Accounting, Business, and Additional Mathematics,” he added.

The group has taken more proactive steps to focus on the education sphere in recent years.

Earlier this year, SMK: Study Squad raked in over 1.46 million views, making it the country’s most watched academic show by Malaysians.

Astro has also released several strong education titles such as Misi Studi SPM, Pelan A+ SPM and Dekoded.

Astro Kasih – the media company’s charitable foundation – has not only equipped some 10,000 government schools, five hostels and one youth centre in the Borneo states with the Astro decoder but also donated 30 laptops to primary schools to aid the students with online learning.

For more flexible viewing options, all Astro education programs can be streamed through the Astro GO app and on demand, Astro PVR Box or Ultra Box. For more information, visit https://astro.com.my/HowTo.

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