PUTRAJAYA – Beginning today, more than four million students throughout the country can get free access to the iTTV video library which contains 1,000 hours of academic content under the Education Ministry’s syllabus.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said all Form 4 and Form 5 students can get free access for three to six months on iTTV Channel on YouTube.
He said the move to provide free access was to gauge the effectiveness of the programme that was specially set up by iTTV Education, in an effort to provide education based on technology which is suitable for all students.
“The programme will also help students who face difficulty in understanding a topic, thus ensuring equality for all students,” he said.
Mahdzir said this in his speech at the launch of the Collaboration between the Education Ministry and iTTV to offer the iTTV FreeSpaceLearning programme to students in Malaysia without any charges.
The text of his speech was read out by Education Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Wan Khazanah Ismail.
Mahdzir said iTTV Education started its e-Learning project since 2009 by producing about 1,000 hours of content which could be used by all primary and secondary schools.
He said all science subjects such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Science had been completed for all students, while core subjects such as English Language, Mathematics and Science had also been completed for Year 4 to Form 3 students.
“Some parents complained that in rural areas, there is a problem of lack of teachers. However, with iTTV, all students will get the same subject from the same teacher, wherever they are,” he said.
He said e-Learning would become an important component in the development of national education as students in neighbouring countries like Korea, China, Singapore and Australia had already benefited from comprehensive e-learning programmes. – BERNAMA