Malaysian Schoolkids Will Learn How To Code Starting From Next Year

The subject will be incorporated to other subjects like mathematics and science.

  • The subject of coding will officially be introduced to national schools starting from next year, according to Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood

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        Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (Right) speaking at a forum organised by Google Malaysia last weekend.
    • "We will be launching this thing called the digital maker movement next month, where coding is embedded as an official curriculum in schools, starting from standard three onwards,” she said at a forum organised by Google Malaysia.

  • She also said that the subject will not only be taught as part of the computer science syllabus, but also be incorporated into other subjects like mathematics and science

    • "It's been proven that coding, or computer science, is a very important driver towards higher thinking skills." she added.

  • According to Yasmin, a total of 22 schools around the nation are trying out the syllabus as a pilot project

    • The idea behind the programme is to allow students to makers of technology rather than being mere consumers.

  • The full details of the programme will be revealed this August

    • "It's very exciting because we will be one of the first few countries that will be doing this officially," she said.

  • We're really excited and glad this is happening! If only we had this in school back in our days!

    • Most of us can't even write a simple line of code. :(

  • Speaking of coding, have you heard of the STEM CS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) programme?

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