NiE activities for Hutchings students


STUDENTS at SMK Hutchings in Farquhar Street, Penang, now have a chance to take part in The Star-NiE (Newspaper-in-Education) activities – thanks to Advanced Micro Devices Export Sdn Bhd (AMD). 

The company is sponsoring 2,000 copies of The Star a month for the school until December. 

AMD managing director Mohd Sofi Osman said the sponsorship was part of the company's efforts to em-power people to lead a more productive life. 

He said other activities undertaken by the company included recycling and visits to welfare homes. 

“We are also sponsoring a science carnival for schools next month,” he said, adding that AMD had been adopting a school yearly for The Star-NiE programme since 2003. 

Speaking to several students earlier during his visit, Mohd Sofi said schools should not be viewed as just a place to study for examinations. 

“What is most important is the knowledge that you acquire and not the distinctions you obtained in exams.  

“Once a person stops learning, he starts dying.”  

Students absorbed in an NiE activity.

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