Learn From Home Initiative Extended to Other Tertiary Institutions
Sunday, 3 May 2020: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (“UTAR”) students are the latest beneficiaries of YTL Foundation’s Learn From Home Initiative. Like all other tertiary institutions in the country, its 23,000 students from its two campuses in Sungai Long and Kampar are currently having to attend lectures and complete assignments online whilst staying at home.
The university therefore approached YTL Foundation for assistance to help its students cope with remote online learning during the temporary closure of the university due to the Movement Control Order.
Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Chairman of YTL Foundation said, “We fully appreciate the stress that university students are facing having been displaced from campus. Having access to fast internet connection is critical at this time in order that their studies can continue with minimal disruption. Despite UTAR being a private university, its fees are among the lowest in the country as it is a not-for-profit university largely funded by the community to ensure that the university’s excellent courses remain accessible to students from low income families. We are therefore pleased to extend the free Yes 4G prepaid SIM cards with 40GB of data to UTAR students to support them during this time.”
From today until 31 May 2020, students from UTAR can apply for the free Yes 4G prepaid SIM cards at www.ytlfoundation.org/utar. Each student is entitled to one free SIM card only. The SIM card will be delivered to the student’s address.
Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, President of UTAR said, “During this period of the MCO, where teaching has transitioned into online learning, the most important link between staff and students of the university is through the internet. Internet access and the speed of the internet are important for a rewarding online learning experience and for students to access the resources available to successfully complete their course work.
UTAR is deeply grateful that YTL Foundation has come forward with its Learn From
Home Initiative to provide that much needed assistance for students via the free Yes 4G prepaid SIM cards with 40GB of data. This will ensure better equity to internet access among our students especially those who currently have limited internet access at home.”
YTL Foundation also announced that the free Yes 4G SIM cards will soon be made available to students from New Era University College (“NEUC”).
Parents with children in government schools and independent Chinese Secondary Schools as well as students in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) can also visit www.ytlfoundation.org/learn to apply for the free Yes 4G prepaid SIM cards and to register for the FrogPlay Mobile revision quiz app and lessons in English, Mathematics and Science for students from Standard 1 to Form 5. For regular updates on the initiative, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/ytlfoundation or @ytlfoundation on Instagram and Twitter.