DidikTV, Malaysia’s Free Educational TV Channel Will Start Airing Tomorrow
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As part of their efforts to solve the problems faced in home-based teaching and learning (PdPR), the Ministry of Education (MOE) is launching DidikTV tomorrow, 17 February.
After the official launch at 8am on 17 February, which will be presided over by prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, DidikTV will begin airing from 7am to midnight daily.
According to National Parents-Teacher Associations Consultative Council (PIBGN) president, Associate Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Hassan, DidikTV will help with issues such as the lack of devices and Internet access, especially for students in rural areas.
He said, with the existence of DidikTV KPM, high quality education can be achieved by all citizens of this country, especially those living in rural and remote areas. The occurrence of dropouts can also be minimised.
“Plans for the prime minister to complete the launch of the channel on the first day of broadcast also shows that education is a priority for the country,” he added.
Meanwhile, MOE said the initiative to create the dedicated channel was part of a continuous effort to increase access to quality education for all students nationwide.
Previously, MOE provided 11 hours of educational TV programmes through TV Okey RTM, Tutor TV Astro, and [email protected] Now, the ministry is introducing a special terrestrial TV channel dedicated to education for the first time.
The programmes that will be broadcast include content based on curriculum and co-curriculum. This includes news about the world of education, entertaining educational programs, content produced by students, and appropriate international programs.
In addition, MOE also sees DidikTV as a platform to create an informed society, as well as to allow Malaysians to gain more knowledge and learn moral values.