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Prof Rajah: More innovative strategies needed to further boost economy

PETALING JAYA: A prominent economist in the country has offered to help draw up strategies to inject more value-added components in the national economy.

Wanted – English coaches to bring out the best in our students

PETALING JAYA: A nationwide language coaching programme is being mooted to boost students’ command of English.

Write it right

THE Star’s Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) pullout is looking for Form Six and pre-university students to contribute essays to our Earn Your Band 6 column.

Room for improvement

MANY would think that the newspaper is an odd choice for wallpaper. For Sekolah Bersepadu Kemayan, Seremban, Negri Sembilan, the newspaper was the choice wallpaper for a very special room -- the Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) room.

(Third from left) Shoba, deputy principal Lee Gaik Fong, Wong and teachers Subaana Balakrishnan, Athira Azmi, Shalini Subramaniam and Poorany Letchumanan in the school’s dedicated room for NiE activities.

Blended learning models

TEACHERS say they are willing to increase using online learning platforms if the content was more aligned towards preparing students for examinations.

Puppet-making for kids

A group of KDU University College diploma students from the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) and lecturers from the Creative Arts Department carried out a corporate social responsibility initiative by organising a “Puppetry Workshop and Performance” for 62 underprivileged children from Chow Kit (PERTIWI) at the Utropolis Marketplace.

The KDU students delivering their puppet show for the participants at the workshop.

Learning things the Korean way

A group of 35 delegates represented Universiti Malaya on a student exchange programme to Seoul, South Korea from Jan 20 to Feb 3.

The UM delegates dressed in hanbok, the traditional Korean clothing.

Forging ties in research

RECOGNISING the future science holds, University of Reading Malaysia and Tamkang University, Taiwan, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Prof Downes (second from left) and Dr Fan (second from right) exchange documents, paving the way for collaboration.

Countdown to TAR UC’s 50th anniversary

TUNKU Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) has started the countdown to its 50th anniversary by honouring its founding leaders at a ceremony held recently at its Kuala Lumpur Main Campus.

Liow (centre) at the “Going 50: People Behind the TARC History” ceremony with Dr Tan (right). — Bernama

Group are top 20% in the world

THE Taylor’s College South Australian Matriculation/SACE International Class of 2017, have created a new milestone by being the cohort that swept up 100 percent of the 26 Subject Merits awarded by the SACE Board of South Australia.

Some of the Merit Award recipients mark the special moment with a group picture.