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Plan to extend milk scheme to secondary school level

TELUK INTAN: The Education Ministry is thinking of extending the 1Malaysia Milk Programme to secondary schools since many parents are asking for it.

Pointers on photography

The Star’s photo editor picks apart elements on the finalist entries of the NiE photojournalism contest.

My Malaysia, my home

The writer gives her take on why she has a deep affection and admiration for her homeland.

The writer posing with a wall art of Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Going ‘nuts’ over national flag

NO one raised this flag, but this Jalur Gemilang sits majestically on the grounds of SMK Darul Ehsan, for all to see.

SMK Darul Ehsan students, teachers and visitors viewing the unique Malaysian flag made out of 8,000 coconuts at the school. — ART CHEN/The Star

More than study awards

TAYLOR’S University awarded 13 individuals with the Taylor’s World Class Scholarship (TWCS) this year.

(From left) Prof Pradeep and Dr Mohamed Ali share a light moment with several scholars after the award presentation ceremony.

Uniten, Kazakhstan varsity renew ties

UNIVERSITI Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) has signed a memorandum of understanding for another five years with the International University of Information Technologies (IITU), Kazakhstan to renew its existing academic cooperation.

The agreement to renew ties between both institutions was signed by Prof Mohd Zamri and Prof Shynybekov.

Identifying culinary talents

THE HELP College of Arts and Technology’s (HELP CAT) Centre of Culinary Entrepreneurship and Hotel Management is on a mission to discover and nurture young chefs.

(From left) HELP CAT assistant manager of Customer Marketing Department Steven Tan, Chef Shanmugam, SMK Taman Connaught teacher Nor Rashidah Ismail, champions Amelia and Jing Ying, Raja Kamaroszaman, lecturer Nurul Huda Zaid and head chef lecturer Chef Mohammed Razif at the prize giving ceremony.

Performance benefits kidney foundation

THE Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) recently hosted its fifth benefit performance “Choral Sere-nade to Music”, together with Sunway University with proceeds going towards the National Kid-ney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF).

The performance also included a special tribute to Malaysia’s musical heritage.

Chinese varsities eyeing local students

With China becoming a popular destination among overseas students, many of its tertiary institutions – including one which recently teamed up with a top American university – are trying hard to woo students from Malaysia and the Asean region.

Painting class in progress at Duke Kunshan University, which began offering post-graduate courses a few years ago. — Photos courtesy of Duke Kunshan University

Boost for early childhood education

The move to improve preschool learning in the Lion City stems from the fact that every child counts, hence the need to give them a good start.