Monday, May 11, 2009

The School Laptops Project Continues in Malaysia

We have previously written about the Malaysian state of Kuala Terengganu and their mission to give school children technology


Just to keep you updated, the notebooks / e-books for Year Five pupils in the state will be distributed in stages from the end of the month. The first batch of the 15,000 units arrived from Taiwan last week. And is part of the state government’s project aimed at providing quality education, and also reducing the burden of heavy schoolbags for the children. They still intend distribute the devices free of charge to all pupils and we hope to cover the entire primary level in the next few years.There are some 23,000 pupils in the state who will benefit from the e-book project.

The Gong Badak factory is projected to produce 10,000 units a month while the state has commissioned some 100 graduates in the field of information technology to coach schoolchildren and teachers on using the e-books.

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