Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government will launch a new initiative to promote digital literacy among Malaysians as part of Budget 2024. The initiative will provide free digital literacy training to Malaysians of all ages and backgrounds.
The Digital Literacy for All Programme will focus on teaching Malaysians the basic skills they need to use digital devices and access the internet. This includes skills such as how to use a computer or smartphone, how to browse the web, and how to create and send emails.
The programme will also teach Malaysians about the importance of digital safety and security. This includes skills such as how to protect their personal information online, how to avoid scams, and how to identify and report cyberbullying.
The Digital Literacy for All Program will be implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM). KKMM will work with various partners, including telecommunications companies, internet service providers, and non-governmental organisations, to deliver the programme to Malaysians nationwide.
The Digital Literacy for All Programme is a timely initiative, as Malaysia is increasingly becoming a digitalized society. In recent years, the Malaysian government has implemented a number of initiatives to promote digital adoption, such as the National Fiberization and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) and the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL).
The Digital Literacy for All Programme will help to ensure that all Malaysians have the skills they need to participate in the digital economy and to benefit from the many opportunities that it offers.
How the Digital Literacy for All Programme aligns with Budget 2024
The Digital Literacy for All Programme is aligned with Budget 2024 in the following ways:
Budget 2024 allocates RM1 billion to promote digital literacy among Malaysians. This allocation will be used to fund the Digital Literacy for All Programme as well as other initiatives to promote digital adoption.
Budget 2024 also allocates RM500 million to expand the NFCP. This will help to provide more Malaysians with access to high-speed internet, which is essential for digital literacy training.
In addition, Budget 2024 allocates RM100 million to provide incentives for industries to adopt digital technologies.
This will help to create more jobs in the digital economy and increase the demand for digital skills.
How BeED is aligned with Budget 2024's digital literacy initiative
The BeED initiative is aligned with Budget 2024's digital literacy initiative in the following ways:
Focus on digital skills education: The BeED initiative includes a focus on digital skills education. This includes developing new TVET programmes in digital fields such as programming, cybersecurity, and data analytics. The BeED initiative also focuses on providing digital skills training to existing TVET graduates.
Partnerships with industry: The BeED initiative emphasises partnerships between TVET institutions and industry players. This helps to ensure that TVET graduates are equipped with the latest digital skills and knowledge that employers need.
The Digital Literacy for All Programme is a significant investment in the future of the Malaysian workforce. The programme will help to ensure that all Malaysians have the skills they need to participate in the digital economy and benefit from the many opportunities that it offers.