Education Program in Malaysia Boosts Economy
Education Program in Malaysia Gives Economy a Booster Shot
Program to transform education through ICT brings 21st century education and economic opportunities to Terengganu Province
In an innovative first for Malaysia, the Terengganu state government has embarked on a major initiative that will transform education and could boost the state’s economy. The state government is investing to improve education through the use of ICT, training, and support. The project will provide state schools with technology, digital educational content, professional teacher training, and infrastructure for ongoing support.
Terengganu state is also collaborating with state government departments, local enterprises and Intel to build a sustainable economic model. Boosts to the state’s economy include a factory to assemble notebook PCs, providing local jobs and education opportunities.
Education Transformation In Malaysia
Over the past 10 years, technology—and especially the Internet—has changed the way we live, work, and play. Using technology is no longer a skill for the few; it has become a necessity, especially for students who will graduate into a world where using computers and the Internet is an essential part of any skilled job. Governments around the world recognize that they must transform their education systems to integrate technology into learning, and provide their students with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s global economy.
The Terengganu state government recognized the work Intel did with the Portuguese government’s Magellan project, and approached Intel to help put together a similar program. Public and private sector groups were brought together to develop a comprehensive, sustainable program, with the goal of promoting education transformation similar to Portugal’s.
Read about the full Education Program in the Malaysia Case Study.