UTP uses technology to elevate education

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18: Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) provided support to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Kerian Tahfiz Model Ulul Albab through a project called Educate to Elevate (E2E) recently.


Organised by its Mechanical Engineering Programme students, the project aims at helping the school to achieve its mission to develop its very own 21st Century Learning or Pembelajaran Abad ke 21 (PAK21) in the classroom.


The PAK21 refers to the Ministry of Education’s initiative to expose students to the latest technology in the classroom in line with the rapidly changing digital world.


The school recently received a 50-inch smart TV as part of a project.


“With a technology-enhanced classroom environment, it makes the learning more interesting, creative and fun. This will certainly benefit the school’s students, especially Form Five, preparing for their SPM examination,” said E2E project leader, Engku Salman Engku Zakir Hussein in a statement today.


Afterwards, the E2E members also organised activities with 80 Form Five students.


The members shared important information on study pathways after SPM and their experiences on the transition from school to university.


While, UTP Zakat and Waqaf Management Director Mohamed Noor Rosli Baharom also gave briefings on financial assistance available at UTP in the form of zakat and waqaf.


Finally, the project members carried out a mock interview in order to help the students to understand what was expected in a real UTP admission and scholarship interviews.


The E2E members also contributed two solar-powered floodlights that were installed at the school’s assembly area.


With the floodlights, the area is now brightly lit, and the school will be able to reduce the costs of its electricity bills.


Engku Salman hoped that all the activities conducted throughout the two-day had created a positive impact to the school and students.


“Through this initiative, we hope it will be able to facilitate the exposure to information technology among students and witness a more outstanding academic performance,” he added.

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