KLUANG: Some 500 teachers here were given netbooks under the 1Malaysia NetBook programme sponsored by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission recently.
Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung handed the netbooks to the primary and religious school teachers at SJK (C) Chong Hwa 2.
The Kluang MP said the programme was part of the Malaysia Broadband Initiative to expose Malaysians to advancements in information technology (IT).
Hou said only those from lower income families were eligible for the netbooks.
"The government wants to improve the people's IT literacy to help spur the nation's development," he said.