Sarawak wants its preschoolers to have digital education

Abang Johari (third from left) being briefed by Liu (left) on gadgets displayed at his office as Wong (second from left), Manyin (fourth from left) and Morshidi (fifth from left) try out the IMAX 3D glasses.

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KUCHING, Nov 26: Since preschool education is not under the purview of the federal government, the Sarawak government will come up with the best approach to ensure preschoolers have a firm grounding in digital education.

A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office said Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s visit to NetDragon Virtual Reality (VR) Campus in Changle, near Fuzhou, China, this morning was primarily to explore ways to introduce Internet-based and interactive learning in the state’s preschool education.

Abang Johari (second from right) and his delegation watching a VR demonstration at NetDragon VR Campus.

Earlier, upon arrival at the campus, Abang Johari and members of his delegation were given a briefing at the company’s virtual reality centre. They were given insights into interactive classroom learning that are being used by the company’s client countries globally.

The visit wrapped up with a tour of NetDragon founder Liu De Jian’s private office and his private IMAX theatre.

NetDragon is China’s leading company that develops and operates multiplayer online games in addition to making mobile applications. It was founded in 1999.

Headquartered in Fuzhou, it has grown into a global interactive education industry software and hardware provider with presence in numerous countries outside China.

Members of the Chief Minister’s delegation included Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh; Minister of Education, Science and Technogical Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong; and State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani. — DayakDaily