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So thankful: Riot (third from left) presenting a certificate to conference speaker Concetta Fonzo, a research project manager of Skills Factory in Italy.

Skills training needs upgrade

28 August 2015

KUCHING: The World Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) conference 2015 has given the delegates an important message to narrow or close the big gap on development between developing and developed countries.

Proud moment: Star Media Group Berhad advertising and business development general manager Chua Chee Beng (left) and The Star Online journalist Victoria Brown holding the two awards at the Spark Awards 2015 in Singapore.

The Star wins two Spark awards

28 August 2015

SINGAPORE: The Star has once again proven to be among the best media groups in the region after winning two spots at this year’s Spark Awards.

Young Sarawakians encouraged to apply for Chevening scholarship

27 August 2015

KUCHING: Sarawakians are highly encouraged to apply for the Chevening scholarship to study for their Master’s degree in the UK.

1 International participants receiving a  briefing at the Department of Skills development booth at BCCK.2 An exhibitor showing his skills of food carving.3 Culinary schools is a hot commodity in TVET.4 A delectable display of Yahos School of Skills at the exhibition at BCCK.5 Participants writing down their dreams for the future at the Department of Skills development booths.

Adenan: More students and parents see value in technical vocational education

27 August 2015

KUCHING: Sarawak must increase three-fold in technical vocational education and training (TVET) enrolment to meet the nation’s needs.

Providing all the right SPM moves

27 August 2015

MOST SPM students understand their subjects, but at times they fail to apply the right method on paper.

Stay away from rally, university students told

27 August 2015

ARAU: University students found participating in the Bersih 4 illegal assembly are liable to face disciplinary action, in accordance with the university act and procedures.

1 University Sains Malaysia (USM) distance learning (PJJ) programme undergraduates taking oath during Students Welcoming Ceremony at Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra in USM main campus, Gelugor on August 11, 2015. Star pic by ONG YU BIN / The Star / August 11, 2015.

Paper chase dream not too late for 55-year-old

26 August 2015

HE sacrificed his chance for tertiary studies to let his younger brother and two sisters attend university. Now at 55, it is R.D. Ramesh Patel’s turn to get a bachelor’s degree.

Violence is not part of our culture, says Chong

25 August 2015

PUTRAJAYA: Violence is not the way to champion education matters, said Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon.

Rowdy crowd: The protesters breaking a roller shutter at the Dong Zong building.
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Protesters gate-crash Dong Zong gathering

24 August 2015

KAJANG: The United Chinese School Committees’ Association (Dong Zong) leadership tussle continues to be mired in drama.

Groups upset over delay to make English a compulsory pass for SPM

24 August 2015

PETALING JAYA: The postponement of English as a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) is another flip-flop policy that will affect students badly, says Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE) chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim.

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