Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy explained on the government's initiative in working with Unified National Network Sendirian Berhad, UNN to increase the capacity of fixed broadband data to enable students to do online learning.
Yang Berhormat said that following a press release issued by the Ministry of Education on the 25th of March 2020 on online learning for all primary and secondary schools; sixth form centres; vocational schools and the Institute of Brunei Technical Education under the Ministry of Education; schools under the Ministry of Religious Affairs; and private schools; online learning session will commence on Monday, the 30th of March 2020.
In this regard, the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the Ministry of Education have made negotiations with Unified National Network Sendirian Berhad, UNN to increase the capacity for fixed broadband data in the country to enable students to do learning. At the same time, increasing mobile data including the mobile broadband data is still being assessed by UNN, and its implementation will be carried out in the nearest future.
When the use of data exceeds the quota, applications or platforms that are not related to learning will be throttled according to the terms and conditions stated by the respective telecommunication companies.
Since its establishment, UNN is actively investing in the efforts to expand and enhance telecommunication infrastructure in the country. With the joint effort and support from telecommunication companies in the country, this can uphold the Ministry of Education's objective in implementing lifelong learning and assist the Ministry of Health in curbing COVID-19, specifically among schools students in the country.