Christina Chin

Recent and archived articles by Christina Chin

7 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Trumping truancy with technology

TRUANCY is a long-standing issue in Malaysian schools and if left unaddressed, can lead to serious social ills.

7 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Perak university serving up apple-like treat to visitors

KUALA LUMPUR: Make sure you grab an “apple” at the Star Education Fair today. Quest International University Perak is serving its mix berry mousse that closely resembles a freshly-picked apple.

We’re all set: Quest International University Perak lecturers and students busy preparing food for visitors at the booth during the Star Education Fair.
6 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

No plan to close agencies, says Teo

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no plan to close agencies under the Education Ministry, only overhaul them to boost their efficiency, says Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching.

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31 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Leading the Mara march forward

PROF Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim (pic), 61, is a soft spoken man. He smiles easily, and has a twinkle in his eyes. But Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) new vice-chancellor is no push over. He doesn’t mince his words.

24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Getting the kids back in school

In the first month of this year’s school session alone, the nationwide dropout rate among Orang Asli children was 24.6%. StarEdu speaks to department of Orang Asli development (Jakoa) director-general Datuk Ajis Sitin to find out why.

Ajis is determined to help improve the welfare of the Orang Asli so that the kids can go to school. 
17 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Creating a love for reading

LOW literacy - especially in English - remains a pressing issue in Malaysia.

17 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

STEM4ALL to transform education

THE Education Ministry will make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) more accessible.

Robotics enthusiast Ke Er demonstrating her invention as Dr Maszlee looks on.
17 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Interest in science continues to drop

AMIDST a rapidly growing digital industry, the number of students taking Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subject is dropping yearly.

17 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

STPM globally recognised

IF you’re aged 15 and above, the Malaysian Examination Council wants to help identify your aptitude and competency.

15 Mar 2019 | 9:34 PM

Malaysian students in New Zealand shocked, emotionally shaken by Christchurch terror attacks

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian students are in shock following the Friday (March 15) terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.