The year 2020 has been a tumultuous one educators. Hundreds thousands of teachers across the globe had to get to grips online platforms to deliver their lessons. Millions students were stuck home doing their lessons websites like Zoom. This has created an unprecedented transformation education as technology has taken centre stage. The quality of education differed around the world according to the quality Internet connections, the level of preparedness of teachers and their competence in engaging with the technology. It also depended what kind of devices students had home. Many students were deprived of lessons because they had no computer, tablet or smartphone.
The Education Ministry in Malaysia has rolled a new initiative to help underprivileged children. Around 150,000 eligible pupils 500 schools will receive a device to enable them to participate online lessons. The Education Minister hopes to build on the success this initial rollout to expand the programme. He said: "Apart assisting pupils and schools need, this pilot project is to find the best implementation method before it is proposed expansion." The plans include enhancing educational television programming students no Internet access, and employing sign language interpreters to help the hard hearing. A teacher said she was happy her government was prioritizing students' needs.