Students and teachers of SK Pekan Jaya in Malaysia can count themselves lucky as the primary school which was opened this year has received numerous contributions in terms of ICT from various parties. Presently, it has 30 classrooms with 459 students. It also has two computer laboratories equipped with 42 computers. The students also have Internet access and numerous software.
The Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia donated 20 computers, two laptops, a printer and Internet connection to 15 classrooms while Time Dot Com contributed an e-attendance programme, a computer and printer. Another company, Heitech Padu Bhd, provided an English EduTrend software and Pekan Umno division donated a library management software. It is a good start in helping students acquire and utilise knowledge in information and communication technology (ICT) at a young age and people are confident the smart learning concept would be able to reduce the ICT gap between rural and urban schools.