12 September 2017:The college builds on its EduNation platform to create a free online learning portal
Brickfields Asia College (BAC) has officially launched its not-for-profit multilingual education portal that is catered for students facing Malaysian public examinations. Fully funded by BAC and endorsed by the Ministry of Education, freeschool.my aims to intensify the impact of EduNation, the largest free primary and secondary school online resource in the country, which is also funded by BAC.
Some 300 teachers from various national schools in the Klang Valley attended the launch event to acquaint themselves with the new portal.
Raja Singham, Founder of freeshool.my and Managing Director of BAC delivering his opening address during the launch
Raja Singham and Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, Director General of Education Malaysia, officiating the launch of the freeschool.my portal
Raja Singham, Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof and Jennifer Low, Chief Operating Officer of freeschool.my (second from right), posing with a trio of teachers who each wrote an e-book for the portal
“With the support of the Malaysian Ministry of Education, we are proud to offer freeschool.my as a gift to Malaysian students and teachers – in line with our continuous efforts to transform lives through education. The freeschool.my model is also built for scalability; with the potential to reach beyond our borders to other countries within the ASEAN region. That is a milestone we will look towards as we continue grow freeschool.my,” said Raja Singham, Founder of freeshool.my and Managing Director of BAC.
As it stands, freeschool. my offers a dedicated site for SPM students, while additional site updates for PT3 and UPSR subjects are on the cards. On the SPM site are free e-Books (one each for Additional Mathematics, Modern Mathematics, Science, Biology, Chemistry and History), practical exercises as well as seminars and webinars for core SPM subjects.
These add on to a library of over 700 videos that feature experienced teachers covering these subjects in both Bahasa Melayu and English. Down the road, there are plans to feature videos in Mandarin and Tamil as well, including those for PT3 and UPSR subjects.
In addition to developing bespoke content for the betterment of learning outcomes, the freeschool.my team also engages Malaysian teachers in free training sessions. These sessions will highlight learning points on topics including blended learning and the use of technology in the classroom. To date, freeschool.my has benefited over 100,000 students and trained over 1,200 teachers nationwide.
“As we step up our efforts to empower and equip all Malaysian students for lifelong excellence, starting with universal access to quality education, the responsibility for raising a generation of educated citizens has broadened beyond the purview of the government to include the involvement of the community at large,” said Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid, the Minister of Education.
“The launch of freeschool.my is particularly timely during this time of celebration with Hari Kemerdekaan and the upcoming Hari Malaysia, and is a prime example of the public-private partnership that we seek; to complement Malaysia’s teaching and learning ecosystem and build a truly world-class education system capable of developing youths who will become leaders of tomorrow.”
Check out the portal here.