SPRINGHILL, NEGERI SEMBILAN, 28 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Sekolah Sri UCSI Springhill Campus received recognition as the Microsoft Smart School 2021-2022 for successfully integrating technology in teaching and learning.
Chief Operating Officer of UCSI Springhill Campus and Principal of Sekolah Sri UCSI Springhill, Wong Kin Tung said Sri UCSI Springhill Campus is the first private school in Malaysia to receive global recognition.
"Only a few institutions earn this recognition, and we take pride in knowing that Microsoft recognises our impact on the future of education," he said who also expressed his appreciation to the teachers and staff for their efforts to create the best possible learning environment.
To date, this elite status is given to only around 500 schools across over 90 countries worldwide.
“Transformation is not only about adaptation, but also about a change in mentality among teachers, students, and parents. We have proven that even in these challenging times, it is possible to achieve success and support for continuing education through the innovative use of technology in the classroom.”
“We believe that technology plays an important role in shaping our learners and empowering them with the skills they need in the future. We look forward to sharing our experience with our community and other schools around the world to continue to find innovative ways to equip our students,’ he added.
According to Microsoft, Sekolah Sri UCSI Springhill Campus was chosen as it has demonstrated excellence in using innovative strategies to develop curriculum and assessment tools that are student-centered, immersive, and inclusive focusing on future-ready skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft said Sekolah Sri UCSI Springhill Campus was chosen as it has demonstrated excellence in using innovative strategies to develop curriculum and assessment tools.
“These educators and leaders are distinguished by their commitment to school-wide transformation to drive a culture of learning, innovation, and continuous improvement. Their hard work is reflected in improved learning outcomes for their students and an increased focus on future-ready skills,” he expressed.
“Their dedication to education transformation has helped them and their schools effectively manage the transition to remote and hybrid learning during the current Covid-19 crisis, and they are now reimagining what the in-school experience will look and feel like,” he added.