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Malaysia’s first Samsung SMART Classroom (Kelas Bestari Samsung) programme has been introduced to Sekolah Kebangsaan Ayer Lanas in Jeli, Kelantan.

According to Samsung’s director of Corporate Affairs, Datuk Roh Jae Yeol, this programme which was developed by Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd, was the first to be introduced in Malaysia, Malaysian Digest reports.

“The launch of the Samsung SMART Classroom in Malaysia is part of Samsung’s global initiative that is already making a difference in almost 400 schools in 72 other countries worldwide. It has revolutionised the traditional methods of learning for students’ educational and professional development,” said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed during the programme launch yesterday.

Roh explained that the reason SK Ayer Lanas was chosen for the programme is to help minimise the digital divide between the urban and rural schools.

“It is targeted to provide opportunities for the students here to utilise the technologies available and add value to their education, and to acquire important 21st century skills,” Roh added.

He said the educational content was tailored to complement the current national school syllabus which focused on Bahasa Malaysia, English, Science and Mathematics for Standard Six pupils, and was designed to be engaging and interactive to attract the interest of students.

The programme’s educational content was tailored to complement the current school syllabus and is completely equipped with monitoring capabilities so that the teachers can supervise the progress of their students.

The Samsung team will be monitoring the programme for three years.

“I believe we will see the results in the next three to four months. Many developed countries have used such technology in the learning process in schools. I hope more giant multinationals will invest in such a programme to help improve the academic performance of students in Malaysia,” he said.

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