Petaling Jaya, 21 October – The Deputy Minister of Education, YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan recently launched EduNation’s free online content in Tamil for primary school students. This noble initiative is the collaboration between EduNation and the Ministry of Education in conjunction with 200 years of Tamil Education in Malaysia (1816 – 2016).
Both the online content in Tamil and the celebration of 200 years of Tamil Education in Malaysia are historic milestones in Malaysia. The first Tamil class was held at Penang Free School on Oct 21, 1816 and it was taught by teachers’ from Tamil Nadu using an imported syllabus. Today, it is based on our Malaysian syllabus.
“I am confident the incorporation of technology in the Tamil language will help ignite interest amongst our Indian community, especially our students. Since education is lifelong learning, this platform will be an excellent opportunity for the holistic involvement of students, teachers, parents and even grandparents in guiding their children or grandchildren with their school lessons. They can also learn the Tamil language that is available based on our national primary school syllabus,” said Kamalanathan.
Also present at the event was Managing Director of BAC Education Group & co-founder of EduNation Malaysia, Mr. Raja Singham. During his opening remarks, Mr. Raja said, “At BAC and EduNation, we believe in the power of education to change lives. Thus, an initiative like EduNation is important to provide access to quality education for all Malaysians, regardless of their socio-economic background. Today’s launch of the Tamil content is one more way for us to reach out to students and provide them with the extra support they need to excel in their studies. We hope students from all over Malaysia will join the 100,000 students who are already using EduNation’s portal and reap its benefits.”
For its Tamil content, EduNation is producing the national primary school syllabus for Tamil Language, Science and Mathematics. Currently, the Standard 3 Mathematics syllabus in Tamil as well as Standard One Tamil language is online and can be viewed on EduNation’s website. EduNation aims to complete the rest of the Tamil syllabus by the first quarter of 2017. EduNation also has 4000 over videos covering 12 subjects in English, Bahasa Malaysia & Mandarin. Students can also download e-books, complete test papers as well as track their progress on the portal.