YSHHB launches Skoolbag mobile app

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

YAYASAN Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Secondary School is looking to establish itself as a smart school with its ‘Skoolbag’ mobile application.

The app, which was launched yesterday, aims to improve communication primarily between parents, teachers and students.

“YSHHB School aims to be a smart school and move towards ICT (Infocommunication Technology) based in terms of teaching, learning and management. Skoolbag is an initiative by the school and the management to ensure the establishment of a communication platform between teachers, students, parents and the public,” said the school’s principal, Chong Li Chen.

She said it would be best for everyone to be constantly updated on a firsthand basis.

“Today, we are living in a digital world. Due to technological advancements, the world is interconnected. We get to know and (are) constantly getting updates about what is happening in other countries through social media,” she said, adding that the application would be comprehensive while also being cost-saving as it reduces the use of paper.

“It is hoped that this will improve communication between the school, students and parents, hence making communication more effective and efficient. Parents will also be more informed and won’t have to rely on their children to update them on school matters,” she said.

The launching ceremony also saw senior teacher Hidayatallah Waqiyuddin Hj Mohiddin, who built the application, provide a brief explanation on it.

He said that by using the application, parents wouldn’t have to wait for the next school day to receive a memo or circular for any school notice but would instead be updated via push notifications as soon as the information is made available.

The app, which is available for free on iTunes and the Google Play Store, contains information such as school events, news, e-forms, new school regulations, contact details and staff notices.

Present to launch the mobile app was the Managing Director of YSHHB, Hj Brahim Hj Ismail.

The Brunei Times