KUALA LUMPUR, April 01: Edunation Sdn Bhd, a volunteer driven private organisation, launched a revolutionary education venture dubbed ‘Edunation’ to give Malaysian students equal access to free and complete online education, particularly to poor and rural students.
Edunation founder Edmond Yap said Edunation was meant to change the way students learn, by initiating them to take charge of their behavioural study rather than dependant on what was given in schools.
“Millions are struggling in schools right now and many will require tuition just to pass. Unfortunately many parents are unable to afford tuition for their kids.
“So by putting the entire Malaysian school syllabus online, free to use, we are trying to empower every Malaysian student, whether rich or poor, to excel in school,” he said at the launch of the programme here today.
He added that the programme also provided online exercises and tests for students to enable them to practice their comprehension on the subjects taught.
“Students can watch, learn and revise as many chapters as they wished, they can practice their comprehension to their own desire and they also can chat with anyone in and around Malaysia, parents, teachers, volunteers and fellow students in search for answers,” Edmond Yap said.
The programme is a collaboration between Khan Academy and Brickfields Asia
Collage and the programme includes online teaching of videos for mathematics, sciences, economics, accounting and languages such as English language and Bahasa Malaysia.
There are 40 tutors involved in the programme and supported by celebrities such as Malaysian singer and Alleycats vocalist Datuk David Arumugam and Malaysian model Amber Chia. –BERNAMA