PHOTO - A group photograph of about 120 principals and teachers from 30 schools who attended the workshop.
Malaysian telco Maxis and the Ministry of Education (MoE) will provide a free online education service to 2,300 secondary schools in Malaysia. This move is part of a national initiative to increase ICT usage in schools through creative learning.
Under the agreement, Maxis will provide secondary schools with free access to Maxis' flagship education service leveraging on readily available school ICT infrastructure, said Maxis chief executive officer Sandip Das, during a three-day workshop at the end of 2011.
"Maxis will work closely with MoE to next implement this programme in 70 schools, bringing the number to 100 schools in total," said Das. "Eventually, Maxis intends to extend the service to 2300 schools nationwide."
"Maxis' new online learning service is a crucial part of our journey towards offering our customers integrated communications services," he said. "It is almost magical to see how the net supported by telecom access is changing lives. This new service provides students with an experiential and exploratory method of learning, which is accessible for free online."
"We've done our very best to integrate the platforms and communications technologies, which will make a student's life in the education system more rewarding, more relevant to his long term needs, and simply more engaging in each moment that he is spending with it," said Maxis vice president and head of product, devices and innovation, T. Kugan.
"As a longtime government partner in pioneering local content creation and in bridging the digital divide through ICT training in rural areas, we are pleased to continue to support public education with a platform that will address the growing needs of all Malaysian youths in the crucial stage of secondary schooling," he said.
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