Interactive system to monitor children’s performance in class

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry plans to embark on a pioneer project to allow parents to check their children’s academic progress online.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the project was based on similar systems found in other countries, such as South Korea.

“Parents can monitor their children’s performance (in school) and interact with the teachers online to discuss ways of improving their performance.

“We are still in the first stage of establishing the system and it will take two years from 2012,” he told reporters after visiting SMK Taman Tun Dr Ismail here yesterday.

Back to school: Muhyiddin chatting with students during his visit to SMK Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. On the left is the school’s principal Datin Hasmah Abu.

On another matter, Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said an additional RM20mil had been allocated for the purchase of additional school equipment and furniture.

“We want to ensure that there are enough facilities to cater for incoming Year One pupils and Form One students next year,” he said.

Muhyiddin added that 1,052 students from hardcore poor families had been selected to start their secondary studies at fully-residential schools.

“Not all these students scored straight As in the UPSR (Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah).

“We want these students to do better academically and we have also set up support programmes to help them succeed,” he said.

by Priya Kula sagaran.

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