SK Ulu Segan students, teachers look forward to fast Internet speed in new school block by Oct

Zaidi (sixth left) and Yahya (fifth left) in a discussion about the shifting of equipment from the old school building to the new block.

KUCHING, Sept 7: Pupils and teachers of the newly completed SK Ulu Segan in Sebauh, Bintulu are looking forward to enjoying fast Internet speed with the installation of fibre optic cables.

SK Ulu Segan headmaster Yahya Piduman said once the new school is fully furnished by October, they would move into the new building which has been equipped with Internet access.

He said that currently the students are still studying at the old school building located some 5km away, which is prone to flooding as it is situated near a river.

Yahya added that the school received 12 desktop computers from the Sarawak government for the computer lab, while the pupils were provided with laptops by the Ministry of Education.

“We are looking forward to the Internet connectivity because the pupils need it for their online studies,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) general manager Dr Zaidi Razak said SK Ulu Segan’s Internet connectivity initiative is part of the Sebauh Rural High-Speed Open Broadband Network Project.

He said it involved the installation of 130km of fibre optic cables and telecommunication equipment to cover 60 rural sites including longhouses, schools and government agencies.

“This project is in line with the State government’s mission to achieve the objectives of Sarawak Digital Economy and to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas.

“This is a Proof of Performance (POP) project showcasing an intricately designed, structured and implemented network that provides affordable high-speed broadband connectivity to rural communities,” he said.

Zaidi also said that through the initiative, the communities in Sebauh are able to enjoy seamless Internet connectivity of up to 100mbps. — DayakDaily