Improving Internet access in Melaka schools

JASIN: The state government will continue to improve the rate of Internet access in all schools in Melaka, including those in rural areas, even though it is currently at a satisfactory level, says state Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication exco Datuk Fairul Nizam Roslan.

He said one of the efforts is to add Point of Presence (PoP) optical cable facilities at locations near the school to allow teachers and students to have smoother Internet access to facilitate the learning process.

“For this PoP, we are still waiting for the Education Ministry to discuss with the relevant telecommunications companies to build a tower in the school area because as long as the agreement or issue they are facing is not completed, PoP cannot reach the school.

“But at the same time, schools can take their own initiative by getting allocations from members of Parliament in their respective areas or hold their own programmes to improve Internet services in their schools,” he said at the Asahan state constituency open house in Pekan Asahan here on Friday, reported Bernama.

He also said the state government aims to resolve all problems related to Internet access in schools, especially in rural areas, by 2026.

On the Smart Melaka International Conference and Expo (SMIX) 2024, he said it is scheduled to take place in October.

“Careful preparations are being made and preliminary discussions have been done.

“Like last year, I welcome all agencies and leading companies in the industry to participate in SMIX 2024 and even become strategic partners in the organisation, which will be managed by Melaka ICT Holdings Sdn Bhd.”

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