Mindtrex Academy, developed by Mindtrex Academy Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Mindplus Education, is the first Brunei application that provides game-based e-learning solutions for primary school students from Year 1 students to Year 6. The mobile application comes with fun and interactive learning activities, utilising gamification elements, a live leaderboard and redeemable rewards system.
With access to over 10,000 questions and answers, Mindtrex Academy assists students’ academic growth in skills and knowledge of core subjects. With the help of new data-driven and behaviour-shaping technologies, not only will quality content be delivered to the masses in a more efficient and personalised way, but technology can also be utilised to empower a child to self-learn, self-assess and master critical thinking and analytical skills with minimal adult supervision.
Mindtrex Academy has proven to be successful in helping primary school students, with a pilot test reporting that selected students from four schools in the country improved performance by 91% in their examinations. The fun and interactive learning experience helps hold a child’s attention, and the contents are in accordance with Brunei Darussalam’s syllabus set by the Ministry of Education Brunei Darussalam.
Mindtrex has garnered over 900 registered users since its release in August 2020 and is currently increasing by the day as e-learning rises in prominence due to the pandemic. The Mindtrex Academy full version was launched on 22nd February 2021, along with a data analytics feature for parents to track their child’s improvement through the leaderboard and reward systems that rewards users with vouchers from various vendors in Brunei.
During our launching event, another historical moment was created between Mindtrex Academy Sdn Bhd and Progresif Sdn Bhd which was the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to signify the alliance of both companies in going forward with advocating Education. In the MoU, it is stated that Mindtrex shall act as a partner of Progresif in the education sector. Both will promote and cross-sell each Party’s product and services.
Going into the big launching of Mindtrex Academy, there was a mixture of different emotions. It took a lot of preparation and props, but our wonderful team managed to keep their spirits up all the way through. The launching witnessed the Guest Of Honour, Awang Abdul Rahman Bin Hj Nawi, The President of the Parents-Teachers Association officiating the launching of our Mindtrex Academy app as well as the MOU signing ceremony between Mindtrex Academy Sdn Bhd and Progresif Sdn Bhd by Pg Khairi Bin Pg Hj Metussin, the CEO of Mindtrex Academy Sdn Bhd and the CEO of Progresif Sdn Bhd, Hjh Nurul Haniah Binti Hj Jaafar.
This MoU signing signifies the strong alliance between both sides with the mission to bring education forward in Brunei. Both have partnered up in the education sector and will promote and highlight each other’s product and services. This event was also joined by the key supporters of The Ministry of Education, Progresif, TAIB Insurance, BIBD, DARe and AITI, to name a few, who are on the mission to empower education together.
As part of our activity during the Season’s Fair exhibition, we held the first Mini Mathematics Tournament, with 18 students participating. It qA an individual competition, with each participant having two complete two rounds. In each round, each participant solves 20 problems in 15-20 minutes. All problems are free response, and working papers are provided to the students for them to write their answers and work out their solution. After completing the rounds, students are then presented with certificates and prizes. The TOP 3 students were rewarded with gifts. It was a successful and educational event.
As part of our activity during the Pesta Buku 2022, we held the second Mini Mathematics Whiz Tournament. This time we had 39 people registering for the tournament. The tournament had two rounds, with each round lasting 15 minutes each. After completing two rounds, the TOP 3 winners were selected. The rest of the participants also received consolation prizes and were handed certificates of participation. It was a very successful event and we are excited to do bigger and better tournaments in the future!
We were very grateful to collaborate with the kind folks of BIBD Alaf by providing their students with our platform to help with their educational journey in preparations for their exams. BIBD ALAF is an education-community funding initiative in the form of financial support and assistance termed as Advocating Life-Long Learning for Aspiring Future. Both Mindtrex and BIBD Alaf share the same vision to raise the academic level in Brunei by facilitating and providing a fun learning experience.
We were incredibly honoured and grateful to have the opportunity to once again collaborate with BIBD Alaf in helping their students enhance their learning by using our platform. Now, students can study in the comfort of their own homes without missing a beat, especially in preparation for their exams. With the gamified elements and fun learning experience with Mindtrex Academy, students can learn more effectively and retain information better while improving their learning.
25 BIBD Alaf students joined our workshop as invited by BIBD Alaf as part of their holiday activity. We managed to encourage them to participate in our activities with the questions based on our application’s contents, following MoE’s syllabus. We ended the workshop with awards to the group winners, Most Valuable Player award and Top 3 students in our app Leaderboard. We would like to say thank you to BIBD Alaf for inviting us and we hope it is very beneficial for all the students. We wish all the best and success for them.
Mindtrex Academy rewarded our TOP performers in the app and there are 40 students who were celebrated as the TOP 40 Students in Mindtrex Academy Leaderboard Season 2021. Instead of celebrating with our TOP 40 in August as planned, we decided to follow MoH’s SOP and guidelines due to Covid 19. Prizes and trophies were sent to the students’ home via contactless delivery done by our staff.
We also had a very special virtual event with the TOP 40 on the 4th of December 2021. The event started with bacaan surah Al-Fatihah led by Haziq, one of our Mindtrex Academy team and ended with a group photo session with them. It was a short session but we successfully managed to interact with all our TOP 40 users and concluded the event.
Mindtrex Academy has grown to over 6,000 users as a supplemental tool for students preparing for the Primary School Examination. Last December 2021, we held a Mini Lucky Draw event to celebrate our 6 and 12 months subscribers and the TOP 10 winners were selected and rewarded with grand prizes. It was a very successful and joyous event and we personally thank the users for their support and enthusiasm in the growth of Mindtrex Academy. And also we’d like to thank those who participated to make the event more lively while following the MOH’s guideline to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
On 9th March 2022, Mindtrex Academy had a very successful meeting with the teachers from Sekolah Rendah Bukit Panggal, Sekolah Rendah Sinaut, Sekolah Rendah Batu Marang, Sekolah Rendah Keriam, Sekolah Rendah Sungai Besar, Sekolah Rendah Mentiri and Sekolah Rendah Delima Satu to discuss about Mindtrex Academy and how students are able to use it as a learning tool, especially during these trying times as the Covid Pandemic still looming in, and a lot of students are missing out on their studies. Together with the teachers, we discussed about Mindtrex Academy app and how it has helped students to improve their academic performance in other schools.
Mindtrex Academy has been actively assisting schools since the beginning of the year in light of the second wave of the pandemic with the Covid Initiative Program under the Covid assistance umbrella. The emergence of the initiative has been well received by schools and saw an increase in downloads and sign ups for Mindtrex Academy which proves that students are very keen in using Mindtrex Academy as a tool of learning to add on as a supplement as they are required to stay home. We hope to see more students in Brunei account.