TANAH MERAH - The Education Ministry is in the midst of upgrading internet access to high-speed in all schools to facilitate teaching and learning using the latest technology.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said of the 10,000 schools in the country, internet access had been increased to high-speed in 6,000, mostly in the urban areas.
"Another 4,000, including those in the rural and interior areas are being upgraded and this will be completed by 2018," he told reporters after launching the Kelantan Teachers' Day celebrations at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Belimbing here Thursday.
Also present were Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad, Education director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohammad Yusoff and Kelantan Education director Jaafar Ismail.
Mahdzir said high-speed internet access would not only facilitate teaching and learning in the classroom but would also help teachers and school staff perform their duties.
He said teachers should master the latest technologies in information technology and communications, especially in education.
Earlier, in his speech, Mahdzir said Parents-Teachers' Associations (PTAs) and related non-governmental