MALAYSIA: MDEC TO ESTABLISH DIGITAL INNOVATORS SCHOOL

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will establish the Digital Innovators School next year to nurture local talent in technology and innovation.

Chief Executive Officer, Yasmin Mahmood, said the school would cater to digital innovators as young as 13 years, and the academic curriculum, co-developed with industry players, would emphasise on innovation.

The school would be set up in collaboration with the Mara Junior Science College and Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation under the purview of the Education Ministry, and the school will be part of the university.

“The first intake will be in 2019 and we are very excited about that.

I believe we have the talent and just need to select them from throughout the country to provide the right level of exposure in the areas of design, best technology and communications, she added.

She told reporters this on the sidelines of the How Can Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Supercharge Growth, Innovation and Job Creation forum here today.

Yasmin said the students would undergo a stringent selection process for admission to the school.

It will be a brand new school with form one students and we will recruit more. The response now is quite good.

You will have people who exhibit digital innovation characteristics. The concept is the same as the sports school for athletes. What we learn from this digital innovators school will be used to improve the existing national school curriculum, she added.NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network