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Ann Marie Khor

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8 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM

Gatekeeper of education quality

As the country’s higher education aims to keep “soaring upwards”, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) must put in more work to accredit and verify the quality of various academic programmes offered.

Keeping records: Prof Rujhan pointing to a kiosk at the MQA premises which has a register of fully-accredited academic programmes in the country.
27 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Coding is his ‘Teng’

Home is where the heart and business is for this Anak Malaysia who despite studying, living and working abroad, has returned to do his bit for the nation by starting a programming academy.

Technopreneur: Teng (with cap) sharing a light moment during a discussion with the Academy staff.
31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Starting them young

A strong national identity is key to unity and schools provide this foundation.

Sekolah Sri UCSI primary school pupils in traditional costumes. The school in Subang organised events throughout August in the run-up to National Day.
30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

History takes centrestage

IT is the year 1958. The country has just achieved independence from the colonialists a year ago.

24 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

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

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.

23 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Decision on hold

While the Education Ministry’s indefinite postponement of the SPM English issue has drawn flak from many quarters, there are an equal number of stakeholders who are happy with the decision.

A little less stress: The decision to postpone the must pass SPM English paper will allow students more time to brush up on their proficiency before the ruling takes effect.
23 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Decision on hold

While the Education Ministry’s indefinite postponement of the SPM English issue has drawn flak from many quarters, there are an equal number of stakeholders who are happy with the decision.

A little less stress: The decision to postpone the must pass SPM English paper will allow students more time to brush up on their proficiency before the ruling takes effect.
23 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

TVET, a must to move ahead

OUT of 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs), Malaysia will face an undersupply of skilled workers in 10 of these areas.

In discussion: (from left) Mahdzir with Chong, Idris and Dr Zaini, after the conference.
20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

More time for Form 5 students

PETALING JAYA: English will not be made a compulsory pass in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) from 2016 as earlier planned.

16 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Towards an integrated grading system

With the introduction of the integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average (iCGPA) pilot project, the nation can soon look forward to more holistic and readily employable graduates.

Flying high: Public university students can now look forward to honing their employability through the iCGPA, which is under the blueprint’s first shift of producing holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced graduates. –File photo

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