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KUALA LUMPUR

Making learning fun and enjoyable is one of the main ways to keep primary schoolchildren interested in learning.

Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the I-Play Toy Library and Music Studio would keep children interested as it would help build their strengths.

“The I-Play Toy Library will help develop children’s education. The modular system will harness and garner the child’s ability. Progress to the next stage will be based on a child’s ability instead of age.”

By making learning fun, children would be more motivated to focus on learning, Idris said at the launch of the I-Play Toy Library at Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih, Chow Kit, here.

He said there were about three million primary schoolchildren and about 3.6% are absent most of the time.

He said the ministry’s aim was to ensure that school attendance hits 100% by 2020.

On a related matter, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in his Twitter account, urged parents to spend time with their children in surfing the 1BestariNet website.

He said through this website, parents throughout the country could benefit from the online learning system.

1BestariNet is a project initiated by the Education Ministry in collaboration with YTL Communications, where 10,000 schools nationwide are provided with high-speed Internet access.

It is also a cyber-learning platform aimed at narrowing the digital gap between rural and urban students.

This government initiative will also make Malaysia the first country in the world which is equipped with 4G mobile Internet access and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at all its schools.

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