Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin officially launched the special terrestrial Education TV channel DidikTV KPM, which can be viewed by Malaysia’s citizens from 7am to midnight.
The new channel, DidikTV KPM will be able to assist in the implementation of home-based teaching and learning, especially for students who do not have access to online education.
The Prime Minister said that DidikTV KPM will broadcast programs that are based on the education ministry’s curriculum and co-curriculum. Other content will include news on the world of education, edutainment programs and student-generated content.
The Malaysia Education Ministry is behind the effort to set up the new education channel and fulfills the ministry’s goals to increase access to quality education for five million students nationwide.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin said the government is keenly aware that education is one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially due to the fact that education officials have had to close schools because of the COVID-19 virus.
The PM said he and education officials know that it is a difficult situation for students, and their families and that he hopes that students will embrace the opportunity to continue learning through the DidikTV KPM programs and through online education programs.