Borneo Post March 25, 2012, SundayKUCHING: Students given 1Malaysia netbook are urged to use them wisely and not just for Facebook.
Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof reminded students to use their netbooks to gather and share information to improve themselves and to be successful.
He had received reports of students using Facebook until the wee hours of the morning.
“Don’t just use the netbooks for Facebook until 1am or 3am, and when they arrive in school the next morning, a fist fight breaks out as they have been fighting on Facebook all night long,” lamented the Petra Jaya MP.
He suggested that students form discussion groups so they could use Facebook to share information on their studies instead.
Fadillah said this at the closing of a motivational course for students sitting for UPSR, PMR and SPM this year at Surau Darul Falah in Semariang Batu Phase 3 yesterday.
At the event attended by 70 students, Fadillah announced a RM3,000 grant for the surau’s committee to hold events.