Budget 2023: the Ministry of Rural Development wants to transform Kemas kindergartens into smart classrooms

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid speaks at the opening of the second triennial delegates’ conference of Peninsular Malaysia’s Kemas Staff Union (Kesateria) in Putrajaya on September 26, 2022. – Bernama pic

Monday, September 26, 2022 8:53 p.m. GMT

PUTRAJAYA, 26th September – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) wants to transform preschools (tabika) in the Department of Community Development (Kemas) into smart classrooms in line with the current element of digitalization.

His minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, said the ministry had requested the finance ministry for the allocation under the 2023 budget.

He added that the ministry aims to equip at least 10% of the 11,000 preschools in Kemas with digital facilities in the first phase.

“We will strive to equip Tabika Kemas with smart classrooms, with at least 800 initially,” he told reporters after the opening of the second triennial delegates’ conference of Peninsular Malaysia Kemas Staff Union ( Kesateria) here today.

According to Mahdzir, digitization is crucial right now and Kemas cannot fully rely on old teaching methods.

Earlier in his speech, the minister announced a utility fund of RM30,000 to the union.

The conference brought together around 300 union delegates and observers from 12 branches across the peninsula. — Bernama

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