Smart School Preparing for Future Generation
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Smart School is one of the seven flagship application of the MSC developed in 1996 to leapfrog the nation’s achievement of the Vision 2020.
Smart School or better known as “Sekolah Bestari”, aimed to create a new generation of citizens who are creative and innovative in their thinking as well as being adept with new technologies. As part of this flagship initiative, MDeC launched the Smart School Adoption Programme to gather the private sector to participate in helping to create technologically competent, knowledgeable, and global forward looking Malaysian through education by contributions in monetary, products or services.
Four schools were adopted and they are SMK Dengkil, SRK Dengkil in Selangor and Sultan Abdul Hamid College and SMK Kuala Ketil in Kedah. These four schools have benefited significantly from the implementation of ICT infrastructure, as well as educational courseware and training. The Smart School flagship has produced innovative and IT-savvy generation-Y that has become the brain trust in transforming Malaysia into a knowledge and technology driven nation today.
Amongst the success of the Smart School flagship were;
- Around 90% of students has sufficient ICT literacy to use the ICT facilities for learning
- Around 90% of teachers were using the computer lab for lessons and preparation of materials
- Around 90% of information technology coordinators (ITCs) were technically competent
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