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Experts caution against rash implementation

3 September 2014

PETALING JAYA: While several language experts and parents welcome the move to make English language a must-pass subject in public universities, they caution against any rash implementation.

Big step: Muhyiddin (third from left) and Mustapha (third from right) displaying the word puzzle arranged by trainees at the launch of the Cyberjaya Graduate Employability Enabler 2 programme in Cyberjaya.

Muhyiddin: Varsities must ensure students pick up the language

3 September 2014

A new government policy requiring public university students to pass the English language to graduate is on the cards. The surprise announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was hailed overall as a necessary move but some language experts and parents have voiced concerns.

Academic excellence: Dr Mohd Rashdan with his trophy during the awards ceremony in Putrajaya.

Striving to be a high income nation

3 September 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Local universities need to fulfil four main tasks as Malaysia moves towards becoming a high income developed nation, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

The students of SRJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee standing in tandem with the number 57, depicting 57 years of independence inconjunction with the opening of its new school at Bukit Gambir, Penang  on 29/08/14.

Delight as new school opens

2 September 2014

The new four-storey SRJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee building in Bukit Gambir, Penang, stands as a monument to the patience and perseverance of the teachers.

In a quandary: The Nepalese students showing copies of their course textbooks from the college.

Nepalese students stranded after falling for college’s promise

2 September 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Lured by the promise of working on cruise ships, a group of Nepalis spent thousands of ringgit to enrol in a local college but ended up being stranded here, earning pittance as interns.

Foreign students not guaranteed jobs, says college

2 September 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Greencity Inter-national College has clarified that its foreign students were not guaranteed jobs on board cruise ships.

Agency yet to give course the green light

2 September 2014

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Qualifications Agency is processing Greencity International College’s application for its Certificate in Green Cruise Management (MQA/PA02981) course.

Abiding by it: Students reciting the Rukunegara. -filepic

Back to Rukunegara

1 September 2014

NO PRIZES for guessing what this piece will be about but the message will be a little different.

Proud winners: Ying Rui, Muhd Zharif and Muhammad Zaris posing for photographs after winning the upper secondary category of the Mighty Minds challenge in Malacca.

Winning teams shout ‘Merdeka’ when announced as victors

1 September 2014

MALACCA: The spirit of Merdeka was evident at the Malacca round of the RHB-The Star Mighty Minds National Challenge when members and supporters of Kolej Yayasan Saad and SMK St David let out cheers of “Merdeka!” when they were announced the victors.

(From left) Sumana, Teh, Jie and Wong deliberating over the storyboard entries.

Soaring creativity

31 August 2014

Judges of the contest are impressed by the high standards of the entries of NiE's Tale Spin contest.

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