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Radzi: Education ministry upgrades classroom with digital and ICT infrastructure

NewsRadzi: Education ministry upgrades classroom with digital and ICT infrastructure

The Education Ministry (KPM) will transform some 500 classrooms in 110 schools nationwide into hybrid classes under a pioneer project, says Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.

The implementation of the Hybrid Class Pioneer Project is among the ministry’s transformation programmes to enhance digitalisation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the education sector.

Radzi said 5 classrooms in the schools would be selected under the implementation of the pioneer project.

“Apart from upgrading the digital and ICT infrastructure, the ministry will also enhance the software-design wide area network (SD-WAN) and local area network (LAN),” Radzi was quoted as saying by NST.

He also reveals that the project costs about RM1.3 billion to upgrade all digital and ICT infrastructure at these schools.

“The implementation of the initiative started in 2020 beginning with the replacement of ICT infrastructures at school administrative offices.”

“The initiative proceeded with the lease-to-use approach at other departments and units at the schools, which is being implemented in three phases starting this year,” he said.

Radzi said the first phase of the project is almost 90% completed and it involved 3,910 schools and an allocation of RM411.8 million.

“Among the equipment being supplied and replaced include laptops, printers, projectors and charging ports,” said Radzi.

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