DidikTV a boon for students without Internet access


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021

KOTA KINABALU: Many students in Sabah will benefit from DidikTV, says Pintasan assemblyman Fairuz Renddan.

He said DidikTV provides a platform for students at all levels to get a comprehensive education during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those who do not have broadband Internet coverage in their area.

"Many students are in dire need of assistance in obtaining educational content and do not have Internet access, or their parents cannot afford the gadgets needed to access study materials via home-based learning that is currently in place," said Fairuz.

Fairuz added that these students would be able to follow classes and their syllabus through the television and said that this would reduce the problems of access they are facing.

He was confident that DidikTV's content, by the Education Ministry, would be tailored to meet the needs of students at all levels from pre-schoolers to Sixth Formers.

Earlier on Wednesday (Feb 17), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launched DidikTV to help students with no access to online home-based teaching and learning (PdPR).

He said the move is to help many of the nation's five million students without Internet access or gadgets to access PdPR.

The education channel broadcasts from 7am to midnight and is available on channel 107 on MYTV, 147 on Astro and NTV7 on Unifi TV.

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