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Christina Chin

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Christina Chin

23 Feb 2018 | 11:27 AM

That school bullying video? It happened in Singapore

PETALING JAYA: A widely-shared video of a student being abused inside a classroom did not happen in Malaysia.

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8 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Review ban on mobile phones in class

PETALING JAYA: Teachers should be allowed to use their mobile phones in class if it is for the students’ benefit, says an educationist.

7 Feb 2018 | 6:19 PM

NUTP: Don’t ban handphones in classrooms, they’re a teaching aid

PETALING JAYA: The use of mobile phones in the classroom is to enhance learning and teaching, says the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP).

7 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

UM breaks into top 50

PETALING JAYA: Two local universities have done the country proud in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018.

4 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Building on a benchmark

Using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the English Language Roadmap includes a detailed, realistic plan for achieving targets set and also covers the whole education system from primary and secondary to university.

2 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Follow SOP in cases of theft, teachers told

PETALING JAYA: Teachers have been reminded to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) when dealing with cases of theft following the death of a 14-year-old Penang schoolgirl who attempted suicide after being accused of stealing her teacher’s handphone.

2 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Educators: Caring approach helps when handling theft cases

PETALING JAYA: Although schools have a standard operating procedure to handle theft cases, a caring attitude helps, say educators.

2 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘She said she loved her teacher’

NIBONG TEBAL: R. Muniandy could only scream in anguish when he saw his 14-year-old daughter unconscious, with a shawl around her neck, tied to some piping.

Painful goodbye: Muniandy watching over Vasantha Piriya at their house in Nibong Tebal.
28 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Cleaner kitchens for hostels soon

THE Education Ministry is stepping up efforts to prevent food poisoning in residential schools nationwide.

Kamalanathan (second left) inspecting the Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah kitchen in Putrajaya.
14 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Choosing suitable pathways

The Star Education Fair continues to pull in the crowds for the study options, talks and funding opportunities available at a one-stop centre.

Erican College student volunteer Chee Yen Yeng (fourth from left), explains about the institution’s programmes to a group of school-leavers at the Star Education Fair 2018. She described her experience as positive, saying the fair’s visitors were receptive towards student volunteers. -Photos: KAMARUL ARIFFIN, CHAN TAK KONG and FAIHAN GHANI

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