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Empowering the next generation

A RECENT landmark four-year study performed in the United States showed that young people, from the ages of 12 to 26, are struggling to find their purpose in life.

Transforming the education system

The Education Minister speaks on how the National Education Advisory Council will help to create a system that has the ability to compete with the rest of the world.

Dr Maszlee flanked by Education secretary-general Datuk Dr Mohd Gazali Abas (left) and director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin at the recent launch of the 2017 annual report on the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.

Prof Ho is new vice president

THE Multimedia University (MMU) board of directors has appointed Prof Dr Ho Chin Kuan as the new vice president of Academic and Internationalisation effective Aug 1.

Prof Ahmad Rafi (second from left) looks at Alang Arif’s medal while Prof Ho (left) and MMU Student Affairs Division director Dr Abdullah Sallehhuddin Abdullah Salim (right) look on.

Meals for students in need

A YOUNG woman was seen wolfing down her meal by a Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) alumni.

Amirudin (second from left) signs the plaque during the launch as (from left) Prof Mohd Roslan, Prof Aini, Syed Razlan, Mohd Nazri and Ho look on.

Prof Lee heads TAR UC

PROF Dr Lee Sze Wei (pic) has been appointed Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) president effective last Saturday.

Teachers need to update skills to stay relevant

TEACHERS not only need to keep up with the changes and transformations, but also must unravel and repackage knowledge, skills, pedagogies and learning outcomes to stay relevant and connected to the future, said Johor Permaisuri Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah.

Going ‘old school’ for unity

ONE school decided to prepare traditional dishes during its National Day celebration to foster unity among its students.

(Second and third from right) Alimuddin and Abd Samad stirring a large pot of ‘dodol’ while the school’s teachers look on.

Getting schooled on the arts

In the clamour to attain high industrialisation levels, it’s easy to forget about the importance of arts education in nation-building.

Working wonders: It’s proven that arts education can enhance students’ critical thinking, emotional well-being, and cultural awareness and appreciation – participants in Five Arts Centre’s Teater Muda programme in 1994 performing ‘Suara Rimba’, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’.
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New study programmes

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters of public schools in some of the most impoverished regions of the country.

Students tell stories by painting murals

DESCRIBING it as a special opportunity, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) final year fine arts student Daniel Ashraf Shamsul Aizat was one of the students who worked on Petronas Dagangan Berhad’s (PFB) National Day campaign.

(Fourth and fifth from right) Syed Zainal and local artiste Nur Fazura Sharifuddin together with UiTM’s lecturers and students in front of the “Bound by Traditions” mural at the Solaris Putra Petronas station in Seri Kembangan.