The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), previously known as Multimedia Development Corporation, and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have just agreed a deal which will see one hundred teachers take the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching. Devised and implemented by Computing At School (CAS) and accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the certificate was launched in 2014 with seventy-seven teachers having obtained their certificate in the two years it has been running.
MDEC are a government-owned agency launched in 1996 to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy. Their vision is to build a robust and mature digital economy and as part of this they have committed themselves to developing the digital workforce in three key areas: Industry, Tertiary and Schools.
Obtaining the certificate will enable teachers to demonstrate their teaching competence in computer science and aligns with MDEC’s Digital Tech@ Schools programme which encourages the use of digital as a tool for educators while embedding computing skills into the school curriculum.
Twenty of the teachers will start their certification in June with the following eighty in July. The certification taken will be a mixture of the two versions of the certificate, of which there is one specifically for primary teachers and one for secondary teachers.
BCS have recruited three Malaysian speaking assessors to aid with the process and the aim is for all teachers to have finished the certification within six months.
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