Kuala Lumpur, May 19 — A total of 530 national-type Tamil primary schools (SJKT) in the country will be given a learning portal, Focus-A E-Learning, for free as an additional tool in preparing them for their Ujian
Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).
Creative Dreams International Sdn Bhd (CDI) president, K.Thinesh Kumar said the free service of the learning portal was made possible with the cooperation of a non-governmental organisation, the Tamil Foundation.
CDI is the producer of the portal, while the Tamil Foundation is the portal distributor.
Thinesh Kumar hoped the learning portal would ensure that SJKT students would not lag behind in education.
“However, only SJKT with computer labs and Internet access are eligible to receive the learning portal,” he said and hoped that the respective state education departments could look into assisting the SJKT which did not have the facilities.
He was speaking to reporters after the handing-over of the portal to 112 SJKT in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, here, recently by Education Deputy Minister P. Kamalanathan (pic).
“The portal, endorsed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, has a multimedia super corridor status. It is a comprehensive programme which can enhance teaching in school,” he said.
Thinesh Kumar said the portal also offered a web tutor, audio and video teaching, web practice with questions for the students to answer, plus past year UPSR questions, web dictionary and a daily web score card.
Only UPSR students will be given access to the portal from home to assist them in preparing for the examination, he added.
Meanwhile, Kamalanathan said the SJKT’s achievement in the UPSR last year almost reached the national average and the ministry hoped that with the Focus-A E-Learning portal, their achievement would reach a high level.