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Education

Towards greater academic integrity

THE perceived mismatch between public university programmes and employers' expectations was once again a topic of discussion in the media. As in previous years, public university graduates were labelled 'unemployable' for their lack of communication and IT skills.

Nation

Lack of practical knowledge hampering grads

GRADUATES from local and foreign institutions of higher learning may be knowledgeable but lack expertise in specific areas, according to a senior government official.

Education

RM6mil in grants for SPM holders

SEG International Bhd (SEGi) is offering scholarships worth RM6mil to school-leavers who have just sat for their SPM examination this year. A total of 100 scholarships each will be given out at Systematic College PJ (SCPJ), Systematic College KL (SCKL) and the Prime Group of Colleges in USJ, Subang Jaya.

Nation

Check on dangerous slopes

The slope monitoring unit under the Works Ministry has been given a month to identify dangerous slopes along highways and other roads nationwide, said Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

Nation

Drop ‘mega’ from projects, says Dr M

Malaysians should do away with the term 'mega' when describing huge and expensive projects as it was a label created by former colonialists for big but wasteful schemes, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Nation

War zone veteran on quest for peace

Experiences gained during missions with the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) in war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq have started Datuk Dr Baba Md Deni on a quest to drive home the message of peace in Malaysia.

Education

Use common sense, graduates told

Kolej Antarabangsa Genting (KAG) notched another milestone when it held its inaugural convocation ceremony recently.

Nation

Doctorate for Dr Mahathir

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) will bestow an honorary doctorate on Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad in appreciation of his services in developing the university.

Education

Juggling pays off for journalist

AFTER almost calling it quits twice, journalist Frederick Fernandez pulled through to complete his degree in English Literature, thanks to support and prayers from his family.

Nation

Ong: TARC ex-students should give scholarships

Successful graduates of Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College should provide scholarships or loans to those who need help to further their education, said MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.