Under the 1BestariNet programme, 90% of targeted schools have been connected with high speed broadband.
The remaining schools will be connected by early 2014 due to technical difficulties faced in very remote areas.
A total of 6,347 schools have been connected with Internet connection speeds of 4-10Mbps and 2,651 schools with Internet connection speeds of 2-4Mbps.
In addition, the Ministry of Education this year deployed more than 100,000 laptops (more than 2,400 mobile computer labs) to schools as part of its plan to ensure schools are equipped with the necessary ICT devices.
Every student, teacher and parent is given login access to the VLE. The laptops used here the Google Chromebook with 4G are the first in the world to be developed by Google and Samsung.
- At least 99.9% of schools have been connected with high-speed Internet connection of at least 4Mbps, while more than 8,000 schools have been connected with high-speed Internet connection of 2-10Mbps in the past two-and-a-half years.
- The average percentage of students logging into the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for more than 30 minutes amounted to 51% in 2014, exceeding an initial target of 30%.
- To date, more than 11,500 lesson sites have been created and uploaded on the VLE platform.