The Impact of Broadband Penetration on the Student Performance in Primary and Secondary School in Malaysia

Tajuddin, Megat and Rohman, Ibrahim, "The Impact of Broadband Penetration on the Student Performance in Primary and Secondary School in Malaysia" 11th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2018), Galway, 2018/04/04-06.

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    Author Tajuddin, Megat
    Rohman, Ibrahim
    Title The Impact of Broadband Penetration on the Student Performance in Primary and Secondary School in Malaysia
    Event Series International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV)
    Publication Date 2018-07
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher ACM Press
    Pages 111-117
    Title of Event 11th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2018)
    Date of Event 2018/04/04-06
    Place of Event Galway
    Language eng
    Abstract The fixed broadband subscription in Malaysia is reported to be higher than the average rate of the Asia and Pacific region - based on the World Bank classification. Although the overall rate of Malaysia is at a high level, there are 12 states out of a total of 16 states with the rates below the national average. Hence, the high rate nationally may not provide the actual representation of the whole country due to the digital divide phenomenon. Apart from the established fact that broadband has played a significant influence on economic growth, it is also indicated that the broadband is also an enabler of social transformation - one of which is education. Up to 2012 Malaysia spent 5.7 percent of the GDP on education, higher than Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. Although a big portion of this expenditure was on ICT, the education performance in Malaysia has not shown much progress. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2009 ranked Malaysian students’ minimum proficiency in Reading, Science and Mathematics below the international average. Furthermore, the performance of the two major nationwide examinations namely Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) have not shown convincing results of the ICT’s role on education. Hence, this study examines the relationship between the broadband penetration rate in Malaysia and the education performance at the primary and secondary levels in every state in Malaysia. The outcome of the study indicates that broadband penetration rate has a greater association with the performance of secondary school students in comparison to the primary school.
    UNBIS Thesaurus BROADBAND
    Keyword Education
    Digital transformation
    Social transformation
    Copyright Holder ACM Press
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781450354219
    DOI 10.1145/3209415.3209490
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