KK folks praise new education initiative by govt

KOTA KINABALU: City folks in Sabah welcome the new dedicated educational television channel to help students studying from homes.

Dubbed as DidikTV KPM, which started on Tuesday, the daily 17-hour broadcast starts from 7am to midnight on the Media Prima's ntv7 channel.

Dariah Gurink, 41, described it as a commendable initiative by the government to help children to have alternative access to education while staying at home.

"Such a channel is helpful, especially for parents who have to be away for work during daytime.

"My two schoolgoing children will be more motivated to study as there is new information (on the television) everyday," she said, adding that her children are students at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Yick Nam near here.

As her children are schooling at the Chinese primary school, Dariah hoped that the programme would also include the Chinese subject.

For Form 2 Sekolah Menengah Lok Yuk student, Vivian Stephanie Dodyh said having an additional platform to study was definitely good for her education.

"Normally, I will attend virtual schooling sessions and do self-learning based on teachers' instruction on WhatsApp group chat.

"Due to limited Internet connectivity at home in Kampung Kironggu, it is better if I have other channels to learn from.

"From what I see, having an education channel that broadcast from morning to night is also suitable for my daily schedule as I can still access it after completing my school work."

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