KUALA LUMPUR (May 27): Green Packet Bhd has teamed up with the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) to deploy its KipleLive solution across 63 independent Chinese secondary schools to facilitate their reopening.
In a statement today, the group said it would install its thermal scanners at schools in the Klang Valley starting this week, and aims to roll them out in all 63 schools nationwide within the next two weeks, as part of its ‘We Are Ready’ campaign.
Collectively, the schools currently have an enrolment of over 81,500 students and 4,500 teachers.
“The pandemic has taught us a very important lesson. In order to react quickly in a crisis, we need to have situational awareness. Digital technologies will allow us to conduct rapid screening and automate the necessary standard operating procedures which will help isolate risky individuals in the quickest way possible,” said KipleLive chief executive officer (CEO) Ti Lian Seng.
According to Ti, Green Packet has built a framework on outbreak prevention in schools through in-depth discussion with different types of schools.
“After understanding the varied school configurations and their needs, we matched our solution to also meet government-recommended guidelines,” he added.
“We will continue to push forward the usage of digital technology as it not only helps in situations like COVID-19 but also affords continued protection for students from threats beyond this crisis. Having a safe environment is crucial for children and parents so that they can focus back on what matters most – learning,” Ti said.
Meanwhile, Dong Zong CEO Leong Seng Yee said the standard of operations (SOPs) for schools is much stricter than other sectors.
“If the schools put a strict SOP in place, we are pretty confident that the kids can return to school soon. Such measures include installing AI thermal scanners, sanitizing the classrooms once every two hours, practising social distancing, and more importantly, working closely with the Education Ministry and adhering to all health and safety measures,” Leong added.
KipleLive refers to an end-to-end solution that comprises artificial intelligence thermal scanners, an app for users and software for the management team.
Technologies used include artificial intelligence and facial recognition to enable temperature scanning and recording of each person on the school premises.
KipleLive also enables attendance records, quick contact tracing through the use of an individual health code indicator accessible via its app, and serves as a communications channel for students, parents and teachers.
So far, Green Packet has installed its thermal scanners in various schools including Rafflesia Private and International Schools, Desa Park International schools, and a number of secondary schools in the Klang Valley.
The group aims to help 10,000 public schools, both primary and secondary, get ready for their reopening.
The share price of Green Packet closed four sen or 4.1% down at 93.5 sen, valuing it at RM867.91 million. The counter saw some 60.6 million shares traded.
The counter has tumbled 35% from its 10-year high of RM1.44 on May 18.