Published on: Sunday, April 20, 2014
Kota Kinabalu: The 1BestariNet programme initiated by the Government will provide the maximum impact to produce a quality and skilled future generation for Sabah.
In this regard, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman urged the State's educators to explore the best resources and approaches in teaching, parallel to the information technology advancement in the country's educational system.
"Carry on participating in dialogues with the Campion School Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) teachers because they are a platform for us to explore new learning approaches relevant to the times," he said while opening the department-level 1BestariNet VLE Professionalism Day at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, here, Saturday.
In the 1BestariNet project under the Education Development Master Plan, schools in the country would be provided with high Internet connectivity via Yes 4G to enable parents, teachers and students to access the Frog VLE, a web-based learning system.
Musa said the private sector, particularly YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, which is supporting the services for 1BestariNet, had contributed much in expanding internet accessibility not only for urban schools but also in the rural areas.
Meanwhile, 1,160 schools in Sabah have been included in the 1BestariNet project, according to State Education Director Datuk Jame Alip.
He said the department completed its VLE training for 1,187 schools involving 2,374 teachers last year.
"The participants in the exercise comprised Bestari coordinators or ICT teachers.
"They will in turn train the teachers in their respective schools, " he said.