Blockchain technology to prevent NOC fraud
THE Education Ministry (MOE) plans to introduce blockchain technology to prevent the forgery of “No Objection Certificates” (NOCs), which are used by students who don’t meet the criteria to study medicine abroad, Berita Harian reported.
Mandarin tahfiz in T’ganu soon
THE Terengganu government is setting up a Mandarin tahfiz or Imtiaz Mandarin in Dungun in a bid to promote racial harmony, reported Sinar Harian.
Yayasan praised for commitment to education
Len Talif (seated centre) together with (seated, from left) Christopher, Tan, Watson and Faustino in a photo call with the students who received the school uniform vouchers.
Mat Sabu goes back to school
BUKIT MERTAJAM: It was a nostalgic day for Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu yesterday as he set foot in SMK Bukit Mertajam, better known as “BM High”, 48 years after graduating from the fifth form.
We must embrace disruptive technologies, says Dr Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have no choice but to embrace disruptive technology, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.In his keynote address at the Beyond Paradigm Summit organised by Serba Dinamik Holdings here yesterday, Dr Mahathir said Malaysians must take on disruptive technologies as it was projected that 65% of today’s primary school children will go on to work in jobs that do not yet exist.
Dr M: No choice but to adapt and master disruptive technology
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have no choice but to adapt and master disruptive technology as it has been projected that 65% of today’s children currently in primary education will be working in jobs that do not exist today, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Why anti-UEC criticism cannot stick
There are four issues in the debate on the Unified Examination Certification (UEC). First is the use of the Malay language as the medium of teaching, which Malay groups say UEC violates.
No point in being too fussy, dept advises youths
KUCHING: School-leavers and fresh graduates who are still unemployed should refrain from being too fussy when looking for jobs, says Sarawak Labour Department deputy director Sulaiman Ismail.
The fuss over scoring straight As
LETTER | I get annoyed whenever this question is hurled my way: "How many A students can you produce?" If I reply "An A is not the be-all and end-all in life," he or she would surely say “Oh, that m...
New SPM English Lit syllabus
PETALING JAYA: A Cambridge-based English Literature syllabus will be introduced to secondary schools next year in a move to boost proficiency in the language.
Take a compassionate approach
I TAKE heart in the recent news that the Permatang Pauh MP has put her political will behind a pilot project trialling naltrexone to treat opioid addiction in her constituency.
MCA Youth tells DAP to help deserving students
KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP should help deserving students unable to get a placement in the matriculation programme instead of attacking the MCA, said MCA Youth secretary-general Daniel Wa.
High hopes for the Tamil language council
THE establishment of the Tamil Language Standardisation Council, a first in Malaysia, shows the commitment of the government to improving Tamil literature and language education.
Excellent grades fail student
TELUK INTAN: Form Six student Chew Man Fei had hoped to get into a matriculation programme so that it could help fast track his path to a public university.
‘Extra spots won’t affect selection’
PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has given an assurance that the additional intake of 15,000 for the matriculation programme will not affect the selection process for entry into local universities.
RM35 million to hire relief teachers
GEORGE TOWN: The education ministry is setting aside RM35.2 million for education departments nationwide to hire relief teachers to replace those going on leave.
MP pays it forward by footing student's varsity fee
MELAKA: SPM high-achiever Shannen Lovenia Kamal Abdullah, who found it hard to pay for her enrolment fee into a local university, got a helping hand from a man who went through the same thing three decades earlier.
Scholarships for Early Childhood Education
PETALING JAYA: Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia has introduced a scholarship to help needy students complete their tertiary education in Early Childhood Education at a local university or college.
Tackle education head on
THE recent furore over the intake of students into matriculation colleges is simply an indictment of the Pakatan Harapan administration’s lack of political will to take the educational bull by the h...
Indians becoming impatient with Pakatan
KLANG: Pakatan Harapan still enjoys strong support from the Indians, but some have become impatient with the delay in policy implementation relevant to the community at the Federal level.
Tempoyak reigns supreme
THE consumption of tempoyak (fermented durian) reached one million kilos last year, proving its popularity as a traditional food among Malaysians.
Do your homework on SPM cert, Teo told
DO your homework before trolling me – this was the response given by MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong to Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching over her parliamentary answer on the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificate issue.
Teo: It's possible to only take BM paper in SPM
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching told the press on Monday that it is possible for students to only take the Bahasa Melayu paper in the SPM exams, but added that they will not receive a certific...
Two politicians question AG’s announcement on UEC
TWO senior politicians have raised questions over Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’s (pix) announcement that Unified Examination Certificate holders will now be allowed to sit for the Certificate in Le...