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Tukar ready to help confused shopowners

28 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: Mom-and-pop shops which signed up for the retail store transformation programme (Tukar) under the Kojadi Institute or the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry can rejoice – the Tukar unit is ready to assist with any Goods and Services Tax (GST) software-related confusion.

Teachers do better in test

28 January 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The quality of English teachers has improved, with 76% of 5,000 teachers who sat for the Cambridge Placement Test (CPT) in the first batch moving up a band, says Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Mixed views over the effectiveness of caning

27 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: There were mixed views over the effectiveness of caning as a means to discipline children.

Parents in Chinese schools okay with caning

27 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: Parents of children in Chinese primary schools are fine with caning as a punishment, as long as it is not excessive.

We can do it: Year 5 pupils of SJKC Kampung Baru Ampang showing their copies of the ‘Step Up’ (Chinese) issue.

The Star pullout a handy tool for English language learners

26 January 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: For most of Joyce Yeoh’s pupils, English is their third language after Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.

Making do: Most Syrian refugee children don’t have access to education, but these are some of the lucky few who attend learning centres set up mostly in tents. – AFP

Tent schools offers hope

25 January 2015

Syrian child refugees can look forward to a better future, thanks to makeshift schools in Lebanon.

For the first time: Students at SMK Ajil, Kuala Terengannu sitting for the PT3 exam last year. - File photo.

Bring back previous system

25 January 2015

PT3 may not be the best way of gauging students in Form Three.

Teaching kids to go green

25 January 2015

Letter: By BULBIR SINGH of Seremban, Negri Sembilan.

Parents, it pays to be prudent

25 January 2015

Letter: By SAMUEL YESUIAH of Seremban, Negri Sembilan

Securing scholarships

25 January 2015

WONDERING how you can stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of getting a scholarship? Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan says that one must have a clear idea when applying for a scholarship.

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