We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to our students namely Jeffrey Quek Shue Yew, Tan Jian Wei, and Sio Ling Xian from the Faculty of Business (FOB), who have bagged two awards; Gold Award and The Best Young Inventor Award at the International Symposium & Exhibition on Business and Accounting 2020 (ISEBA 2020) on 18 November 2020. Mentored by Mr. Tan Gek Siang, the students beat other contestants with their innovative idea of a takeaway off-line device that encompasses comprehensive educational programmes and syllabus in rich media format (virtual lectures, ebooks, videos etc.).
The innovation is named as VIRTA which stands for Virtual Interactive Resources for Teaching Academics. The innovation is envisioned to be an ideal solution to provide equal access of quality education to all school children by leveraging ICT. The innovation supports the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 to scale up quality learning across Malaysia, as well as one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to provide universal access of quality and affordable education regardless of wealth disparities.
The ISEBA 2020 aimed to generate and create a new knowledge through sharing and exchanging research findings from various area, as well as to foster inventiveness and innovations skills among lecturers and school students through poster exhibitions. With the theme of Embracing IR 4.0 towards SDG, the event is opened to all students, academicians, and industry experts who are interested to share ideas and expertise from their respective fields through virtual presentation.