SARAWAK TEACHERS' UNION KUCHING BRANCH
4/97 FOR MEMBERS ONLY August/September
Are these exam-oriented students capable of coping with the challenges of the 21st century which seems to be more information technology oriented?
The Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia, Dato Dr Fong Chin Onn has said that the government will not abolish the public examinations after the launching of smart schools which encourage the students to progress with their studies based on their own pace of learning. The students' progress and achievement will be supervised and assessed by the schools through the use of computers. The Education Ministry expected that there would be 90 smart schools in the nation in 1999 and by the year 2010 all primary and secondary schools would become smart schools.
Since quite a number of schools in Sarawak neither have electricity supply nor computers, are the schools and teachers here ready to implement the concept of smart schools?
The STU Kuching Branch has already initiated two computer programmes, i.e. a Computer Word Processing class and two seminars regarding the Internet & World Wide Web for its members. However, more effort has to be taken if we want some more of our members to be computer and internet literate because the number of participants is still very small taking into concern the number of members STU Kuching Branch has. Towards this end, STU Kuching Branch sincerely requests more participation from members in its activities. It also invites members to forward ideas for future programmes.
|Advisors: Tay Jik Kaw
Ong Kheng Syn BBS
Editor: Chai Kian Chun
Sub-editor: Mary Ting
Co-ordinator: Richard Liaw