Students of four schools will be going tech savvy by utilising the latest laptops and high speed Internet broadband following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DST Group and Ericsson with the principals of the selected schools on Thursday. The joint community ICT project which brings about high-speed mobile Internet connectivity to schools, was brought together by DST Group and Ericsson. The selected schools were Tanjung Kindana Primary School, Berakas Secondary School, Pengiran Jaya Negara Secondary School and Sayyidina Othman Secondary School. The laptops and Internet broadband will be stationed in each school's computer labs.
The project recognises that education is an area that is important for the society and with high-speed connectivity and easy access to the Internet, learning can be more efficient. The project includes the provision of DST Go! Broadband high-speed Internet access service and fixed wireless routers and laptops. DST Group Go! Broadband service supports Internet Access of up to 7.2 Mbps. Witnessing the signing of MoU was the Acting Director of Information & Communication Technology Department, Ministry of Education, Awang Haji Mohd Yussof Haji Metassim. Signing on behalf of DST Group was the General Manager, Corporate Services, Awang Haji Matnaruddin bin Ibrahim whilst signing on behalf of Ericsson was the Key Account Manager, Tan Poey Poh. Launch of the project will be held later in the month.