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A smart partnership programme : the computerization of a technical secondary school

Mohd Salleh, Berhannudin and Esa, Ahmad and Mohamed, Rosli and Kamsun, Yazid and Jono , Jayati (2000) A smart partnership programme : the computerization of a technical secondary school. In: Proceeding International Conference on Technical And Vocational Education, 21 - 23 November 2000, Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn.


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Relative to the advent and sophistication of information technology, whereby the process of learning and teaching can be greatly enhanced, efforts to "computerize" institutions of learning especially technical secondary schools in Malaysia are still lagging behind as compared to countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. And if Malaysia is not to be left behind in its global quest for academic excellence then greater and more practical measures in the computerization of its educational institutions need to be implemented - fast! It must be noted that efforts towards "computerizing" our Malaysian schools should not be left to the sole responsibility of the education authorities but also complemented by all other parties committed to the educational well-being of our children. Therefore, this paper aims to present a report on how one local technical secondary school was "computerized" at very minimal cost and that benefits everyone population of the school concerned. What is unique about this project is that the whole process of computerizing the school was the result of a smart partnership comprising the school administrator, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the Equipment Repair Center (ERC) and of course, the most important element of them all, the teachers of the school themselves. Furthermore, the entire project was and is still fully funded by the PTA of the school receiving full moral and technical support from the Technical Education Department of the Ministry of Education. Today, the school boasts not only of a fully equipped air-conditioned computer laboratory complete with about 40 desktops and other peripherals but also and most importantly that each and every one of the 1200 students who graduated from this school would have been well-equipped with a 2-year basic computer skills necessary when venturing into the real farther world of academic endeavours. All these have been made possible at a minimal cost of only RM30 per students - thanks to the smart partnership programme!

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 07:27
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 07:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4001
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