The 1Bestarinet school Internet connection network and virtual learning platform is already in place in 1,275 schools in the peninsular, and schools in Sabah and Sarawak are set to receive such facilities soon.

Under the 1Bestarinet project, schools in rural areas that do not have network connections will have telecommunication towers built for them.

The 1Bestarinet project is expected to boost IT literacy among students, which is one of the agenda under the government’s education transformation plan.

Previously, the government had a project called Schoolnet to connect all schools to the internet. However, the project was problematic with many schools experiencing problems using the system.