SEREMBAN: The government is looking at introducing a Technology subject as part of the education syllabus.
This is to prepare the younger generation with advanced technology and knowledge in the digital industry said
Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo.
He said the proposal had been discussed with the Education Ministry.
“We want to create a new learning system to meet the ever-expanding technological challenges, especially now with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) having given a new impetus to educational transformation,” Gobind said after launching the JomStudi programme at Kampung Kering Labu’s Internet centre, here, today.
“We will collaborate with the Education Ministry, but at the moment, no decision has been made so far, as we need to set up a proper infrastructure before the syllabus can be introduced,” he said.
Gobind acknowledged that various preparations needed to be made before the idea could be executed, especially providing easy Internet access nationwide, especially in the rural areas.
“It is a challenge, but we must overcome this.
“We must start somewhere as the world now is moving towards the industrial and digital era.
“We are working hard to providE internet access, infrastructure and facilities which can benefit people from all walks of life,” he said.
A collaborative effort involving Media Prima Bhd, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd (Astro) and Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi), JomStudi is a new digital learning hub that aggregates school syllabus-based content to make digital learning more available, especially those in under-served areas.
Hosted and managed by Digi, JomStudi provides students with easy access to quality education content that follows the syllabus format set by the Education Ministry.
Also present at the launching event were Media Prima group managing director Datuk Kamal Khalid, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak, Astro chief executive officer Henry Tan, Digi chief executive officer Albern Murty and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation vice-president of talent and digital entrepreneurship Sumitra Nair.
Gobind said the collaboration was vital to bridge the digital gap and change the way learning was experienced.
“It is important for the younger generation to start building digital skills and ensure that they have an appetite for life-long learning to thrive in the future workforce,” he said.