PUTRAJAYA: Computational thinking skills will be integrated into the primary and secondary schools curriculum starting January 2017.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the move was to expose Malaysian youths to digital technology and produce future digital makers.
“This integration will benefit an estimated 1.2 million students from 10,173 schools nationwide next year,” said Najib at the launching of the #mydigitalmaker movement at elite school Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah Thursday.
Najib said about 9,200 teachers would be trained for the curriculum.
The #mydigitalmaker movement is an initiative by the Education Ministry with the support of the private sector to nurture and groom young digital makers.