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Ministry embarks on plan to improve standard of teachers and leaders in schools

18 December 2014

MALACCA: The Education Ministry has embarked on a continuous professionalism development plan (PPPB) aimed at raising the quality of teachers and leaders in schools to empower the teaching profession in the country.

British Council country director for Malaysia Gavin Anderson says they will open more English learning centres in the country.— Photos by ONG SOON HIN

Taking English teachers to a higher level

18 December 2014

THE British Council held a media engagement session to reflect the strides made in its second Professional Upskilling of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) project.

Pursuing studies locally

17 December 2014

KUCHING: Students can study for University of London (UOL) qualifications without leaving Sarawak by taking up the courses offered at SEGi College Sarawak.

Dedicated: A teacher teaching students in a language class. — filepic

You’re or your fault?

17 December 2014

I WAS going to start off this week’s column by blaming the public education system for students’ poor English. I was going to repeat what a lot of people have been saying for a very long time.

New-edge: Device Authority (MCA) chief executive Zamane Abdul Rahman (third from right) and Prof Dr Jasmy (second from right) looking at the newly launched electromagnetic capability-testing laboratory at the university in Skudai.

The first electromagnetic capability-testing lab launched

17 December 2014

The first electromagnetic capability-testing laboratory located within a higher education institution has been launched at the University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Forever in memory: Brother Hyacinth (standing in blue shirt) with other La Salle brothers in this 1998 photos.

Brother Hyacinth remembered for his dedication

16 December 2014

SIBU: SMK Sacred Heart suffered another loss when one of the last three La Salle brothers who taught at the school in early 1990s, died.

Work in progress at two USM research centres, says don

16 December 2014

GEORGE TOWN: USM’s two research centres at its engineering campus in Nibong Tebal have been described as “work in progress” by its vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Omar Osman.

Making their stand: Students gathering around Occupy UM’s tents and placards placed outside the student affairs department, during the group’s protest at the university’s campus. Several students also set fire to an effigy (inset) symbolising the “death of democracy on campus”.

Students: Occupy UM to stop for now

16 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Occupy Universiti Malaya (UM) will stop for now, but warned that they will take the matter to court if the outcome of a meeting with the university’s vice-chancellor is not in their favour.

Smart partnership: Dr Omar (left) and Dr Mazalan exchangingdocuments at the USM National Apex Development Indicators Centre in Penang.

Institute and varsity ink MoU

15 December 2014

MORE benefits await the Darul Ridzuan Institute (IDR) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) after representatives from both institutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Desperately waiting for job: Mahalakshmi showing her university degree scroll and a letter from the Education Ministry regarding her posting to a school during the interview at the Star Northern Hub.

Long wait for govtposting

15 December 2014

A N education graduate hoping to serve at a government school is at her wit’s end after five years of waiting to be posted.

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