Computer Science will be part of Malaysia's Education system in 2017

4:33:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

According to a report by the Malay Mail Online, the Malaysia Education Ministry alongside the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has developed a new syllabus for both Primary (KSSR) and Secondary (KSSM) school curriculum that includes Computer Science studies as a standalone subject. Furthermore, this new curriculum will include the integration of Computer Science concepts into Science and Mathematic classes.

MDEC CEO, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood says that this new curriculum has been a long time coming and the addition of Computer Science in the Malaysian Education system is part of the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025. The new curriculum that includes Computer Science will start in 2017 for standard three students and above.

In anticipation for the new Computer Science syllabus, MDEC will be launching a digital maker movement in schools in late 2016 to generate the interest for Computer Science. While Malaysia is not the first country to announce Computer Science education for Primary and High School students, but Malaysia is among the first in Asia to roll out a Computer Science syllabus in the public education system.

Learn more about the Computer Science movement that has been making a global impact in the last couple of years here