Is Sarawak ready for a ‘no fees, no teachers, no classes’ coding school?

Jeff delivering his keynote address during BCIS 2022 at Tegas Digital Village today (Oct 13, 2022).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 13: Is Sarawak ready for a computer programming school which requires no fees, and has no teachers or classes?

The question was posed by 42 Kuala Lumpur (42KL) head Jeff Sandhu when he spoke about the 42KL concepts and operations during the Borneo Corporate Innovation Summit (BCIS) 2022 held at Tegas Digital Village here today.

42KL, a tuition-free coding school with a peer-to-peer learning environment, was first set up two years ago in a collaborative effort between Sunway Education Group, Sunway iLabs, and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Jeff said while establishing other branches in Iskandar and maybe Penang, they are also exploring the same potential in Sarawak, beginning with Kuching and Miri.

“We are exploring. Potentially maybe there is a 42Kuching. Maybe there is a 42 in Miri. Of course, what we actually want to see is 42 in Sarawak which could definitely work.

“The opportunities are here, the students are hungry. They’re passionate. So, why can’t we build a platform that can bring these individuals together and see what can be achieved.

“My questions before I leave the stage is, are your guys ready?” said Jeff in his keynote address titled ‘Future of Work — Talent Building to Accelerate Corporate Innovation’.

42KL is an innovative educational model that was designed to develop the skills needed to jumpstart a career as a software engineer using a project-based learning and gamification approach.

On top of it all, it does not ask for grades, SPM test scores, recommendations or any prior qualifications, but students will have to pass intensive basic training as part of the admission process. — DayakDaily