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UPM@Desa Serdang Digital Knowledge

UPM@Desa Serdang Digital Knowledge was a collaborative program involving various quarters: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Desa Serdang, Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Selangor and Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Hulu Langat. The programme was held in SMK Desa Serdang, Selangor on 27 September 2019.

The main objective of the event was to offer the students exposure and knowledge on digital and information technology.

Officiated by the YB Gobind Singh Deo (Minister of Communications and Multimedia). Also in attendance were Dean of UPM’s School of Graduate Studies, Prof Dr. Robiah Yunus, Dean of UPM’s Faculty of Computer Science and Technology Information, Prof. Dr. Rusli Haji Abdullah and Principal of SMK Desa Serdang, Tuan Haji Ruslan Abdol.

Minister Gobin Singh Deo said that the use of technology not only plays a role in communication but also in economy, and it could change lives and interaction worldwide. 

“With technological advancements in this digital age, our country is at par with other developing countries especially in the economic sector, which enables students to keep abreast with the latest ICT developments through the Industrial Revolution (IR4.0),” he said.

He would like the society to check the authenticity of information received by visiting the ‘Sebenarnya.my’ site, a one-stop centre run by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Dean of SGS, UPM, Prof. Dr. Robiah Yunus, said that she hopes the programme would be a catalyst for a more systematic effort and increase awareness of the importance of information technology and communication knowledge at all levels.

“Various new technologies will help increase understanding towards information that can be conveyed and increase knowledge and literacy among school and university students,” she said. 

In the main, the event was participated by more than 500 students comprising UPM postgraduate and undergraduate students, secondary school students and Parent-teacher Association (PIBG) of SMK Desa Serdang.

The event started at 8.00 am and ended at 12.30 pm.


Officiated by YB Gobind Singh Deo (Minister of Communication and Multimedia)


Photo session with YB Gobind Singh Deo (Minister of Communication and Multimedia)

Date of Input: 14/10/2019 | Updated: 15/06/2020 | aslamiah


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