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Life goes on: Three people fishing near the Klang Royal Town Mosque even with the haze in Klang. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Minister announces two-day shutdown due to haze danger

5 October 2015

About 7,000 schools in 11 states in the peninsula will be closed today and tomorrow as the air quality continues to worsen. The Education Ministry says there will be no replacement classes and the Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia examinations will not be postponed, unless an emergency is declared.

epa04942802 Helen Clark, Administrator of the UNDP speaks at a UN Development Programme (UNDP) press conference to announce the winners of the 2015 Equator Prize, at the UN headquarters in New York, USA, 21 September 2015. The Equator Prize is awarded to 20 outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

Ex-NZ premier: Strong leadership a must

5 October 2015

PETALING JAYA: Strong leadership at all levels is needed to realise global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) administrator Helen Clark (pic).

Defer exams only as last resort, says council

5 October 2015

PETALING JAYA: The National Parents and Teachers Collaborative Council is against deferring the dates of examinations, unless air pollution rises to dangerous levels.

1 Prof Kamal says all Uniten students become graduates who are equipped with soft and leadership skills following their four to five-year programmes. 2&3 Prishanthini (left) and Cheong (right) are happy to be studying at Uniten because of its holistic education and nurturing environment.

University in Putrajaya and Pahang competitive in getting their students into the workforce

5 October 2015

BUILDING a nation begins with building every individual human being.

Options aplenty: It is a billion dollar campus with world class facilities.

In a class of its own

4 October 2015

With its focus on cutting-edge technology, UNSW is the varsity to hone business and innovative skills.

1 Cleaning up: Schoolchildren are taught to care for the environment by keeping the surroundings clean.2 Cards of compassion: These children brought much joy to residents of an old folks home by writing messages of hope and love in the cards they designed for Hari Raya, last year.3 Role model: Nambiar is committed in nurturing students to be compassionate and kind.

Instilling good values in kids

4 October 2015

Adults must show by example to children that a compassionate and caring nature will make them better individuals.

“In order to prepare students to be successful in an innovation-based economy, teachers need to be empowered to teach 21st century content in a 21st century context using 21st century tools,” said Cambridge English For Life CEO Dr Elsie Chin. She was speaking at an interview that CEFL will organise on Oct 11 at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, Shah Alam, themed Transforming Teaching and Improving Learning in the 21st Century.

Language and industry experts at symposium

4 October 2015

CAMBRIDGE English For Life (CEFL) is organising a teaching and learning symposium in conjunction with the group’s 15th anniversary celebration on Oct 11.

Hopeful: Ahmadi is betting on a new life in Germany. He plans to get help in designing a drone that will detect and destroy explosives. – AFP

Making his ‛drone‘ come true

4 October 2015

An Afghan teen has aspirations of becoming an inventor and seeking greener pastures in Europe, after being forced to leave his homeland.

Sunway University and Sunway College Public Relations director Jerrine Koay (back row, fifth from left) with the Star Education Fund recipients who will be studying at Sunway University.

Ticket to their dreams

4 October 2015

Thankful for the scholarships they received from institutions of higher learning in the country, there’s nothing now to stop the 160 recipients of the Star Education Fund from focusing on their studies and achieving their objectives.

UUM’s MBA programme now on par with Cambridge and Oxford

4 October 2015

SINTOK: The Master of Business Administration programme in Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has received the accreditation of the Association of MBAs (Amba), joining the likes of similar studies in Cambridge and Oxford.

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