Digitization: Ministry of Education develops three online systems to improve school administration

Senior Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said the systems involved the preparation of school timetables, management of public services and teachers’ teaching and learning (PdP) reporting system. — photo by Bernama

Thursday Jul 07, 2022 9:58 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 – The Ministry of Education (MOE) is developing three online systems to help manage schools and facilitate the work of teachers.

Senior Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said the systems involved the preparation of school timetables, management of public services and teachers’ teaching and learning (PdP) reporting system.

He said that in line with digitalization, the Ministry of Education should seize the opportunity to improve management systems and resource efficiency, and transform the country’s education pedagogy to make it more attractive.

“For the utility management system, we are already in the final phase and some prototypes have been completed. There are still improvements to be made and we hope that the system can be used this year.

“As for the school timetable system, we find that some schools do it manually and some schools buy the system from external vendors. Therefore, we are developing the system for schools across the country and hope it can be used as soon as possible,” he said at a press conference after presiding over the Digital Utilization and Technology Awards ( DUTA) 2021, in Bukit Kiara, here today.

He also explained that the system is in the process of engaging with stakeholders, including the school administration, to ensure that the system meets students’ scheduling needs.

Meanwhile, in his speech, he said that digital education is no longer an option but a necessity, in line with the development of the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0), in addition to producing students and generations to the comfortable with digital.

“We want to train students who are digitally savvy and able to compete according to current needs. Thanks to digitization, we are able to improve educational pedagogy.

“Teachers with digital skills are able to produce more interesting educational teaching approaches in line with the development of IR 4.0,” he said.

DUTA is an annual event to recognize the efforts and commitment of teachers and students in successfully implementing digital education initiatives, as well as producing digitally savvy students.

A total of 19 categories, divided into three main prizes, were up for grabs, namely the Digital Education Prize, the “Pengkarya Guru” Prize and the School Resource Center Prize. — Bernama