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EduQuest roadshow kicks off in Labuan Sept 27
EduQuest roadshow will be held in Labuan, Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau from Sept 27 to 30.
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Make History more relevant
THE study of History as an academic discipline needs some changes in our modern setting.
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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.
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Sarawakians looking down on TVET, laments Sarawak minister
KUCHING: Sarawakians do not have high regard for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualifications, a state minister said today.
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MCA president: Boycott non-Muslim goods? Guan Eng needs SPM credit in BM
MCA president Wee Ka Siong today hit back at DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng for suggesting that MCA has failed to speak up against an alleged boycott of non-Muslim made products.
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Procedure to obtain Foreign Support Certificate needs to be reviewed, says Dzulkefly
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 — Procedure for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to obtain a Foreign Support Certificate (SSLN) or No Objection Certificate (NOC) before pursuing a medical degree over...
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Man suffers burns in house fire, seven families made homeless
LABUAN: A man suffered burns on his hands as he attempted in vain to put out a fire early today at his house that left seven families homeless.
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11,000 Pasir Gudang primary schools students on 'holiday' next month during UPSR exams
PASIR GUDANG, Aug 27 — A total of 11,256 primary school pupils from Years One to Five at 12 schools within the Pasir Gudang air pollution hotspot area will be put on holiday throughout the Ujian Pen...
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MOE-SSPC MoU to mould students for future industrialized Sabah – Yusof
Yusof (third right) witnesses as BPLTV deputy director Zanariah Ahmad (third left) and Prithipal (second right) exchanges the inked MoU between MoE and SSPC at KV Likas.
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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.
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Remembering Yunus Raiss — Ashraf Abdullah
AUGUST 12 — I first came to know Datuk Yunus Raiss in 1995 when I was made London Correspondent by The New Straits Times.
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Papar student among 10 recipients of RHB scholarship
The students who were awarded the RHB X-Cel Star Scholarship.
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Gerakan: Make computing, not khat calligraphy, compulsory for students
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 5 — Putrajaya should be focusing on strengthening science, English, technology and mathematics (STEM) subjects instead of forcing khat writing on primary school students, Gerakan’...
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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.
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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.
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Vote 18: Youth need to be well informed to make right choice
SEREMBAN: The 15th General Election (GE15) is scheduled to be held in 2023, and by that time, the 15-year-olds of today will be eligible to vote.
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The youngest GE15 voter is now 15 and loves social media
SEREMBAN (Bernama): Teenagers aged 15 this year will be eligible to vote when the 15th General Election comes around in 2023.
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The 12 paradoxes of Malaysian education
JULY 29 — About half a dozen years ago, I published an article on 10 paradoxes in our education system.
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Yayasan presents Excellence Student prizes to 113 students
Rosey (third left) presents the Yayasan Sarawak Excellence Student Prize to a recipient as Azmi (second left) and Jim (fourth left) look on.
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Gov't ministries, agencies to provide allowance to interns
The Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq (above) said the government will now compel every ministry and government agency to provide an allowance to their interns.
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Dreams made possible, thanks to grants
PARIT: Humaira Eddie Hirawan lost both her parents to tuberculosis last year while she was in Form Five preparing for the SPM.
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Dreams made possible thanks to grants
PARIT: Humaira Eddie Hirawan lost both her parents to tuberculosis last year while she was in Form Five preparing for the SPM.
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Dreams made possiblethanks to grants
PARIT: Humaira Eddie Hirawan lost both her parents to tuberculosis last year while she was in Form Five preparing for the SPM.
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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.
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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.
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Country needs well-informed electorate
THERE is a need for serious thinking on the matter of lowering the voting age from 21 years to 18.
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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.
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A look at today’s ‘toreh diri’ phenomenon
JULY 9 — I asked the Form 5 kids the Malay term for “self-cutting.” Immediately a few of them told me it was “toreh diri.” Macam menoreh getah, bang!
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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.
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Cooperation between S’gor govt and Education Dept to benefit weak students
SHAH ALAM: Newly-formed close cooperation between the Selangor government and the Education Department has enabled the state to expand its tuition programme benefiting weak students.
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Petronas presents sponsorships to 149 S’wakian students
Abang Johari and Ahmad Nizam (right) pose with recipients of the sponsorship.
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Younger generation should venture into maritime industry — Anthony Loke
PORT KLANG (July 3): The younger generation especially the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificate holders have been encouraged to venture into the maritime industry as it promises lucrative income...
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Ibrahim Ali’s Putra backs proposal to set voting age at 18
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Parti Putra Perkasa Negara has thrown its full support behind the government over its proposal to lower the minimum voting age from 21 to 18.
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Academic score not the ultimate decider
AS a teacher, I get annoyed every time I am asked how many A achievers I can produce.
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Appeal status for application into varsities, polytechnics out June 26
PETALING JAYA: Candidates can check the status of their appeal for admission into public universities and premier polytechnics from noon on June 26 until July 2.
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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...
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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.
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No scholarship? Life goes on
I REFER to the letter “Harsh reality of education in Malaysia” (The Star, June 13).
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Why the inclusion of younger voters will help end gutter politics — Muhammad Allif
JUNE 18 — The recent sex scandal to hit Malaysian politics shows us everything that the youth do not like about politics in Malaysia.
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Chengdu Polytechnic offer full scholarship for Penangites
GEORGE TOWN: Up to 50 Penangites can stand a chance to apply for a full scholarship to enrol in Chengdu Polytechnic, a college located in China’s Sichuan province.
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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.
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Harsh reality of education in Malaysia
I WAS brought up with the belief that education is a powerful tool to uplift people from poverty.
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Close friends are shocked, say man allegedly in viral sex video with a Malaysian minister 'was never gay'
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Close friends of the man who was allegedly in a gay sex video with a Malaysian minister said they never knew their friend was gay.
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Close friends are shocked, say Haziq ‘was never gay’
PETALING JAYA: Close friends of Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, who was a law graduate at Universiti Malaya (UM), say they never knew he was gay.
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Elected politicians must be fluent in English
LETTER | As some say, English is just a language.
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Jail should be last resort, says drug policy reform advocate
PETALING JAYA: A drug policy reform advocate has raised concerns over the 12-month jail sentence handed to a 17-year-old in Marang, Terengganu over his ketum addiction.
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After Khoo Kay Kim’s death, time for new Malaysian history
The recent passing of Khoo Kay Kim, widely recognised as Malaysia’s national historian, has triggered an outpouring of tributes from fellow academics, political leaders, former students and the publ...
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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.
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Help students get into matriculation programme instead of attacking us, MCA tells DAP
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA says the DAP should help students who are unable to get placement in the matriculation programme instead of attacking them, says MCA Youth secretary-general Daniel Wa
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Tamil oratory workshop for high school students
THE Indian Athma Sakthi Asso­ciation Malaysia recently hosted the eighth annual Vivatha Kalam oratory workshop for high school students, Malaysia Nanban reported.
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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.
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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.
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The Maszlee Tightrope aka the painful change Malaysia needs to make
MAY 23 — For a people to walk forward together, all must challenge their personal preferences.
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Don’t blame us for students’ poor grasp of English, say Sabah, Sarawak teachers
KOTA KINABALU: Teachers in Sabah and Sarawak are backing the stand of the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) that it is unfair to only blame teachers for students’ poor English languag...
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‘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.
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Education Ministry: Having more matriculation students will not affect university selection process
PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has assured that an increase of 15,000 students for the matriculation programme will not affect the selection process for entry into public universities.
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NUTP wants study on students' poor English proficiency
The Education Ministry and stakeholders of the education sector need to make a comprehensive study to determine the cause of poor English language proficiency among students, rather than blame it on t...
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Make a study on students’ poor English language proficiency, says NUTP
KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) and stakeholders of the education sector need to make a comprehensive study to determine the cause of poor English Language (BI) proficiency am...
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Education ministry mulls incentive for teachers for post-grad studies
The Education Ministry plans to give teachers incentives to further their studies to the masters and doctorate levels.
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Education Ministry mulls incentive for teachers for post-grad studies
GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry plans to give teachers incentives to further their studies to the masters and doctorate levels.
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Leaders from both sides offer Teachers Day greetings
PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with the annual Teachers Day celebration, social media has been flooded with wishes by politicians from both sides of the divide.
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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.
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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.
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Yayasan Hasanah to train Malaysians to better deal with mental health matters
KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Mental health programmes and special needs students are some of the highlights of Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of government investment arm, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, in the are...
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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.
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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...
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Lack of efficiency the reason for graduate pharmacists’ problems
I REFER to the letter “Selection issue for contract pharmacists” (The Star, April 17) and other previous reports and letters on the predicament of hundreds of new graduate pharmacists in this coun...
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No plans to order eateries closed at night during Ramadan: Terengganu MB
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu PAS government does not intend to order restaurants to close at night during the Ramadan month as the Kelantan government has done.
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MB: Terengganu won’t follow Kelantan’s lead and order eateries to close at night during Ramadan
KUALA TERENGGANU, May 7 — The Terengganu PAS government does not intend to order restaurants to close at night during the Ramadan month as the Kelantan government has done.
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Terengganu will not follow Kelantan's move to shut eateries during Ramadan, says MB
KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): The Terengganu PAS government does not intend to order restaurants to close at night during Ramadan as the Kelantan government has done, says Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.
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The war for the hearts and minds of Malaysia
MALAYSIA is at a crossroads. Almost a year into the new government, the vision of a new Malaysia seems truly dead and buried.
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Move away from a culture of mediocrity
THE debate over the intake of students into matriculation colleges in the country is an annual one, just like the offer of government scholarships.
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Orang Asli SPM leavers can enrol at Industrial Training Institutes for free, says minister
IPOH, April 27 ― The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers from the Orang Asli community will be offered to continue their studies at the Industrial Training Institutes (ILPs) for free.
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Cradle Fund CEO’s widow willing to accept 24-hours home confinement to secure bail
PUTRAJAYA: Samirah Muzaffar (pix) who has been charged with murdering her husband, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle Fund) CEO Nazrin Hassan, is willing to fulfil strict conditions imposed by the court in o...
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CEO's widow willing to follow strict bail conditions - Shafee
Samirah Muzaffar who has been charged with murdering her husband, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle Fund) CEO Nazrin Hassan, is willing to fulfil strict conditions imposed by the court in order for her to b...
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Cradle Fund CEO murder: Lawyer says widow open to house arrest in return for bail
PUTRAJAYA, April 26 ― Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said his client, the widow charged with murdering late husband Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle Fund) CEO Nazrin Hassan, would accept home confineme...
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‘Abolish matriculation quota system’
PETALING JAYA: Get rid of the quota system for the matriculation programme, say parents and teachers.
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Cabinet agrees to increase matriculation intake, quota system to stay
The cabinet has agreed to increase student intake into the pre-university matriculation programme from 25,000 to 40,000.
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PKR Youth moots opening matriculation to all B40 students while DAP counterpart wants 7,000 new spots exclusively for top non-Bumi scholars
GEORGE TOWN, April 23 — The government should remove the racial restriction for lower-income students seeking to enter the matriculation programme, a PKR Youth leader suggested today.
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People suffering under Pakatan, says Najib after accepting apology from former SPAD exec
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed Malaysians were suffering under Pakatan Harapan's administration after falling for their accusations against himself and Barisan Nasional.
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MEOA, MYTC to introduce oil palm plantation conductorship for underprivileged...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) has partnered with Monfort Youth Training Centre (MYTC) to introduce a new skill training programme with a pilot Oil Palm Planta...
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3,200 places for Indian, Chinese students for matriculation a ‘one-off’ last year
PETALING JAYA: The education ministry has clarified that the 2,200 places for Indian students and 1,000 places for Chinese in the matriculation programme last year was a “one-off” initiative.
Indian | Chinese | PETALING JAYA | 90% | Ramasamy | Bumiputera | 10% | 60% | T20 | P | 90% | 10As | M40 | Penang | SPM | Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia | 10 | 1 | 000 | 10 | 60 | 20 | 40 | 90 | 40 | 10 | 2 | 200 | 40 | 10 | 90 | 2019 | 90 | 2019 | 2019 | 2019
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Edu nation: Are we teaching or punishing our students?
Examination-centric education kills creativity.
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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.
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Matriculation woes - two strategies to put things right
LETTER |  I refer to the Malaysiakini article Have we gone wrong on the matriculation intake?
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Talented Malaysians shine at awards
BEIJING: Malaysians are in the spotlight in the second Silk Road and Young Dreams programme, sweeping four awards in different categories.
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Tempoyak reigns supreme
THE consumption of tempoyak (fermented durian) reached one million kilos last year, proving its popu­larity as a traditional food among Malaysians.
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Open system for SPM certification
I REFER to the report “Do your homework on SPM cert, Teo told” (The Star, April 9).
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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.
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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...
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Education Ministry denies report on marginalisation of Tamil language
PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Education says it has never denied the rights of Indian students to study the Tamil language at the secondary level.
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Ministry denies report on marginalisation of Tamil language
The Education Ministry has never denied the rights of Indian students to study the Tamil language at the secondary level.
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Maszlee: Education Ministry denies report on marginalisation of Tamil language
PUTRAJAYA, April 8 — The Ministry of Education has never denied the rights of Indian students to study the Tamil language at the secondary level.
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Do your homework first before answering in Parliament, Dr Wee tells Teo
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has chided Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching over her parliamentary answer on the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificate issue.
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SPM candidates can take BM as single paper with approval
KUALA LUMPUR: SPM candidates are allowed to take Bahasa Melayu as a single paper in the SPM exams as long they have permission from the National Examinations Board, said Deputy Education Minister Teo ...
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Helping school-leavers to chart their future
PETALING JAYA: At a loss on what to do and where to go now that you’ve got your SPM or STPM results?
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Malaysian Bar says effectively recognised UEC for at least two decades
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The acceptance of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) as a prerequisite for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) is simply a formalisation of its partial recognition...
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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...
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Cycle & Carriage Bintang to offer Study Grant – up to RM5,000 annually
To mark its 120th anniversary this year, Cycle and Carriage Bintang Berhad has launched the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant to support the technical and vocational education of youth pursuing a career in...
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