Dong Zhong concludes its teacher training course held exclusively online for first time


Compiled by C. ARUNO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM and R. ARAVINTHAN

The United Chinese School Committees’ Association (Dong Zong) recently concluded its annual teacher training course, which had been moved online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sin Chew Daily reported.

A total of 130 new teachers participated in the course that took place over three days in February.

Dong Zong said participants learned about education theory, how to craft teaching plans, as well as how to teach effectively using case studies.

Even though the course could not be held in person this year, videoconferencing software allowed participants to break into smaller groups for discussions, making learning more effective, according to Dong Zong.

“The training course equipped our participants with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to carry out their jobs as teachers. They have reported being very satisfied with the course, ” it said.

Dong Zong is the educationist group that determines the syllabus for the United Examination Certificate which is taken by students in 63 independent Chinese schools across the nation.



> Sin Chew Daily also reported that despite persistent rumours of an upcoming wedding, Hong Kong actress Roxanne Tong admitted that she was just not financially ready to get hitched.

Tong, who started dating colleague Kenneth Ma last April, told reporters that she has yet to pay off her apartment worth HK$50mil (RM26.52mil) and did not wish for the debt to become her “dowry”.

“I’m someone who is insecure. I need a long time for communication before making a lifelong decision. I don’t want to think about it (getting married) so soon.

“Right now, what makes me feel the most insecure is the apartment mortgage that I’m still paying, ” she said.

The 33-year-old actress was earlier rumoured to be planning to get married in August this year.

Tong and Ma started dating a year after his breakup with Jacqueline Wong whose cheating scandal with married singer Andy Hui led her to take a hiatus from acting.



The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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