The Borneo Post (Sabah)

NUTP inks partnershi­p with YTL Foundation to provide teachers free Internet data


GEORGE TOWN: The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) on Friday inked a partnershi­p deal with YTL Foundation and telecommun­ications provider YES to provide teachers with free Internet data.

The memorandum for the partnershi­p was signed by NUTP president

Aminuddin Awang and YTL Communicat­ions managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong at AC Hotel, Penang here, which will see 230,000 NUTP members each receiving a free SIM Card with 40GB of data, delivered free of charge to their homes.

Aminuddin said that the initiative was necessary for Malaysia to adopt virtual teaching and learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic so that education would not come to a grinding halt.

He said the first step of the initiative was to ensure that teachers, as the frontliner­s of teaching and learning, must have access to mobile data to conduct online learning.

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