RTM to promote teaching and learning from home

PETALING JAYA: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will launch a special education channel to help in the teaching and learning from home (PdPR) programme during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said RTM had the experience of providing TV Pendidikan from 1972 to 2008, adding that the new channel was expected to be available by the first quarter of the year.

“During the movement control order, we had two sessions of home classes, with two hours in the morning and in the evening through the Okey TV channel.

“RTM is ready and has tested some new channels, ” he said.

Saifuddin added that the content in the new channel will be provided by the Education Ministry.

The minister was speaking after closing the First Asean Digital Ministers Meeting that was held virtually yesterday.

Saifuddin said the meeting highlighted the importance of strengthening cybersecurity.

He added that Malaysia was ready to share its expertise on cybersecurity with Asean through its Global Accredited Cyber Security Programme.

The Asean Digital Masterplan 2025, which was launched during the meeting, also envisions the 10-member grouping as a leading digital community and economic bloc, powered by transformative digital services and technologies.

The ADM 2025 is an aspirational five-year masterplan which aims to facilitate regional cooperation in the development of the digital sector within Asean.

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