35 primary schools in Kanowit receive Raspberry Pi computers

Dr Annuar (third right) presenting the Raspberry Pi device to one of the primary school headmasters during a handing over ceremony in Kanowit, yesterday. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Aug 12: A total of 35 primary schools in Kanowit will be receiving Raspberry Pi computers as part of the Sarawak government’s initiative to expose students to digital learning.

According to a news report from the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee said this was part of the Sarawak government’s initiative to provide early exposure to digital learning.

“In Kanowit, a total of 35 primary school will be given the computers, and it is not the same are given previously because our aim is to expose the students with digital learning from an early stage,” he said when officiating the handing over ceremony of the Raspberry Pi device to 35 primary schools in Kanowit on Wednesday (Aug 11).


Raspberry Pi computers are tiny devices that can fit in the palm of one’s hand, and can be plugged into an external monitor to carry out basic programming tasks and enables people of all ages to explore computing.

Dr Annuar added that the use of such computers would facilitate the teaching and learning process without relying entirely on an internet connection.

Dr Annuar hoped that with such an initiative, it would help the learning process for rural students, and at the same time not be left behind in the digital age. — DayakDaily