KUALA LUMPUR: The introduction of TV Pendidikan’s special channel known as DidikTV KPM, will to some extent help solve the problems faced in the implementation of home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) classes.
National Parents-Teacher Associations Consultative Council (PIBGN) president Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Hassan said this included the issue of devices and Internet access faced by students, especially in rural areas.
“Although it is a bit slow to implement and should have been done earlier, in the end, it will benefit the people as assistance to PdPR and education as a whole.
“The plan for the Prime Minister to officially launch the channel on the first day of its broadcast also shows a sign that the country is very concerned about education, ” he said yesterday.
Mohd Ali said with DidikTV KPM, quality education could be achieved by all citizens in this country,
without the occurrence of dropouts, especially those living in rural and remote areas.
However, he said the use of educational television channels as a support medium of learning should not be implemented only when the country was facing a pandemic, but should continue for the long-term, similar to foreign countries.
“Once the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, we can make the best use of DidikTV KPM, similar to educational TV channels in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Japan and Korea. We should emulate them and take advantage of it as much as possible, ” he said.
At the same time, Mohamad Ali also suggested that the government, through the Education Ministry, review the relevance of DidikTV KPM to be broadcast until late at night.
“Why is it necessary to broadcast until midnight? I think children need to rest... it should be enough to run until 10pm.
“At the same time, scheduling needs to be refined and duplication should be avoided by taking into account a timetable for families with a few school-going children, ” he added.
DidikTV KPM, which will commence tomorrow, can be viewed through Channel 107 on MYTV, Channel 147 on Astro and ntv7 on TV Unifi, from 7am to midnight daily. — Bernama