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Christina Chin

educate@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Christina Chin

13 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Charting study and career paths

The Star Education Fair provides a one-stop platform on post secondary options as deciding on the most suitable course is a big step

(Seated, fifth from left) Ng, Dr Siti Hamisah, I.Star Events chief executive officer Datuk Adriana Law and Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan (right, second row) and representatives of the institutions that have pledged to contribute to the Star Education Fund, posing for a photo during the opening of the Star Education Fair 2019.
7 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

German Educare co-founder: It’s zero fees in most institutions

KUALA LUMPUR: It is practically free to study in Germany with zero tuition fees in almost all higher learning institutions in the country.

6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘More than just a paper chase’

KUALA LUMPUR: Education is not just about paper chase but a meaningful journey in charting a career path, says Higher Education Department director-general Datin Paduka Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir.

Taste of the future: Quest International University Perak School of Business and Management lecturer Asma Amirah Ahmad (centre) offering fair visitors the galaxy lemonade mocktail at the university’s booth at the Star Education Fair 2019 at the KL Convention Centre.
6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

A chance to help and learn at the same time for volunteers

KUALA LUMPUR: It was his first day as a student volunteer at the Star Education Fair 2019, but Jhotiswaran A. Karupathevan, 20, is already learning more than he expected.

Helping hands: A large crowd of visitors thronged the Star Education Fair 2019 to gain information on a wide variety of programmes and courses and they were guided by many student volunteers.
6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Get info on scholarships at the UCSI booth

KUALA LUMPUR: The UCSI University booth was buzzing with visitors at the Star Education Fair 2019.

6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Black shoes make their debut

IT was a sea of black - almost.

School children at SK Taman Putra Perdana in Puchong, donning black shoes on the first day of school after the government gave the options to use black or white shoes until the policy on black shoes and socks is enforced in 2021. - RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star
6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

E-textbooks just an option

DIGITAL textbooks are better but the Education Ministry will continue to provide hard copies for now.

Teo visiting the SK Taman Putra Perdana’s Special Needs Integration Programme (PPKI) classroom.
3 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Read more books, pupils advised

PUTRAJAYA: It was the advice from the Education Minister himself to the pupils of SK Putrajaya Presint 14(1) on the very first day of school.

High-five: Dr Maszlee greeting Year One pupils during a visit to SK Putrajaya Presint 14(1).
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28 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Industry leaders to chart TVET’s path

PETALING JAYA: Leaders of Malaysian industries are working with the government to develop a skills standard and syllabus that are of international quality, says Department of Skills Development director-general Nidzam Kamarulzaman.

Deft fingers: Girls learning tailoring at a TVET class.
23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Honorary PhD for Rafidah

EDUCATION must be a key driver towards national unity and integration.

Rafidah receiving a token of appreciation from Dr Palan (right) during the special convocation ceremony.