Maxis eKelas continues strong growth, now delivered across 10 states

Maxis eKelas 2019

Maxis eKelas continues its strong growth momentum—the flagship community programme now available at 72 Pusat Internet under Maxis’ care across 10 states, impacting over 9,000 students.

eKelas by Maxis is an after-school digital learning initiative that aims to improve academic performance of students in underserved and rural communities. It is delivered through Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)-owned Pusat Internet under Maxis’ care.

The programme focuses on Science, Mathematics and English for students from Primary 6 to Form 5. It uses a combination of live tutorials, group learning and interactive digital content.

Now recognised by the Ministry of Education as an initiative under its Highly Immersive Programme, students are now eligible to collect co-curricular marks for their participation in eKelas.

Maxis eKelas 2019
Image credit: Maxis | Students, guests and VIPs at the Anugerah Gemilang eKelas awards 2019.

Last November, Maxis launched eCikgu—a brand new feature in the eKelas portal that enables students to connect and engage better with teachers via a chat forum.

“From a macro perspective, it is important for us, as a nation to accelerate digital adoption. One vital aspect of Malaysia’s digital future is building the right talent to future proof the skills and jobs, to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our digital future will be in the hands of our next generation. According to the Department of Statistics, children under the age of 18 currently make up 29% or 9.4 million of Malaysia’s population of 32.4 million. Some of the 9.4 million are here today.

“The eKelas live tutorial is unique, and it is great to see the portal bring students from different states into a single platform to discuss their studies and projects together,” said Encik Al-Ishsal Ishak, MCMC Chairman.

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“We have been championing education through various programmes, and we are very pleased to see our latest initiative, eKelas, showing great momentum since we started the programme four years ago. As the first digital learning programme to be delivered through the Pusat Internet, eKelas is unlike any other being offered, with cloud-based learning content and activity-based learning incorporated into the programme. Our eKelas is the cornerstone of our digital ambitions in education, and we want to continue to bring the best digital content to even more students. The potential and possibilities are immense, and we are excited about this future,” said Gokhan Ogut, Maxis’ CEO-designate.

On Wednesday, 25 eKelas student were recognised for their academic achievements in the programme at the second installation of the Anugerah Gemilang eKelas awards ceremony. Four students were presented with a cash contribution of MYR1,200 and a school starter pack each, while 21 received MYR600 and a school starter pack each. The cash allowance is deposited into the students’ National Education Savings Scheme (Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional) accounts.

Anugerah Gemilang is a student grant scheme launched in August 2017 under Maxis eKelas. The scheme’s core objective is to motivate students to achieve their academic goals and unlock their potential. According to Maxis, to qualify for the award, students must achieve a minimum of one grade improvement in two or all three subjects taught in eKelas.

Eligible students can apply online and submit their final school exam results for the previous and current year, to be evaluated by Maxis. The first ever application for the Student Grant was opened in November 2017, with the inaugural award ceremony held in March 2018.

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For more info on Maxis eKelas, visit https://www.maxis.com.my/maxis-ekelas.

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