DEBAK: The government should offer affordable Internet rates besides increasing data transfer speed.
Saribas assemblyman Mohammad Razi Sitam said the implementation of online classrooms as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was expected to be a part of the important teaching elements in the education sector nationwide.
“The government should see this as a new challenge in addition to the online Learning and Facilitating process (PdPc) schedule that needs to be looked into at a broader context.
“All these require the provision of a more comprehensive internet technology infrastructure right to the interior regions.
“In conclusion, please strengthen the internet capabilities nationwide. Not only that, the government should also be able to offer affordable internet rates for all Malaysians which should be within the range of affordable commodities for various sectors of society,” he told Suara Sarawak in conjunction with Teacher’s Day 2020 here yesterday.
The former SMK Saribas, SMK Pusa and SK Datuk Bandar teacher also said teachers should be quick to adapt to changes.
“The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to be closed as the government does not want mass gathering activities to occur in order to contain the outbreak.
“The impact has affected the role of teachers who have to come up with new ways of implementing the PdPc process.
“In this regard, teachers need to prepare themselves with new methods of teaching for the new normal and the post-pandemic period.
“Therefore, teachers need to make use of the PdPc system not only in the classroom, but also through online teaching methods,” he said.
Meanwhile, Razi said the government should change the seating positions of students in the classroom.
“It was understood that there will be no more than 20 students in a classroom and this means that the Ministry of Education (MOE) will have to determine a new policy for the PdPc implementation system. As a result, schools now need more classrooms.
“Therefore, the idea of building more schools to accommodate students has become a need,” he said.