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.