MSC Malaysia, conceptualized in 1996, is a national initiative by Malaysian government, to lead the nation towards fast evolving knowledge based economy using ICTS. Since its inception, MSC Malaysia has continued to bridge the digital divide through its flagship applications: MyKad, Telehealth, E-Government and Smart School.
The main objective of Smart School project, principally implemented by Ministry of Education, is to deploy latest information technologies to revolutionalise the education system. By the end of the pilot project in December 2002, 88 schools were connected, equipped with IT-trained teachers and integrated smart school management system. In 2006, a standardization process was deployed to measure the use of ICTs in all 88 smart schools.
The plan is to convert all 9000 schools in Malaysia to ‘smart schools’ by the end of 2010.