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Better internet connectivity a boon for SMK Astana Form Six students

The teachers and Form Six students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Astana here can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that the Internet connectivity problem they have faced since the start of the teaching and learning (PdP) session on Jan 20 has been solved.

Headmistress Shabariah Mohamed Zakwan said almost 200 Form Six students, who will sit for their Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examinations in March, needed stable Internet connectivity for their lessons in class.

In fact, she said teachers also used reference materials from the Internet, including YouTube videos that are shared through apps like Telegram.

“Form Six students are also allowed to bring mobile phones to school to access reference materials and complete their assignments, so the Internet connectivity upgrade has been a welcome relief for my students,” she said when contacted today.

She said the PdP lessons at the school could now be carried out smoothly after Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom), through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, installed WiFi routers on Jan 25.

“We hope this is the start of better Internet connectivity for our school, and I hope it will be upgraded from time to time as the school is expected to become the first Form Six college in Pahang come 2023.

“I am also grateful to Indera Mahkota MP Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, who helped ensure our Internet connectivity was upgraded for our students’ benefit as he prioritises education,” she added.

Student Anida Afni Ahmad Shohor, 20, said the difficulty she faced to complete her assignments for the General Studies had been overcome with the good Internet connectivity in school.

“The Internet connectivity at home is not satisfactory either, so I’ve had to rely on the Internet at school to complete assignments given by the teachers,” she said.

For Muhammad Firdaus Abdullah, 20, access to information and searches on Google for subjects taught by teachers had become easier now thanks to the stable Internet connectivity.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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