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Nation 03 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Preparing pre-school teachers

PETALING JAYA: Education Ministry will be training a total of 21,000 pre-school teachers from 2010 to 2012 to increase the enrollment of children aged four and five in pre-schools to 87% by 2012 and 97% by 2020, as set under the Government Transformation Pro­gramme's (GTP) National Key Results Area (NKRA) initiative to improve student outcomes.

Nation 14 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Ensuring quality education

ABOUT 21,000 private pre-school teachers will be fully trained by 2012 to enhance and ensure greater professionalism and teaching quality in pre-schools.

Business 26 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

A lesson from brain drain’s gain and pain

SUPPLY and demand is the foundation of any market economy. If people want more of a certain goods or service than what is available, then prices will rise.

Business 20 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia-Market factors to watch Tue Dec 20

KUALA LUMPUR: Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news stories and press reports which mayinfluence financial markets.

Nation 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Govt scholars must work locally after graduation

PUTRAJAYA: Beginning this year, the award of scholarships will be based on the need for scholars to meet their bond obligations upon graduation, by securing employment either with the public sector or an approved private sector company in Malaysia, the prime minister said.

Nation 25 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Talent Roadmap features triple strategic thrusts to rope in professionals

PUTRAJAYA: Talent Roadmap 2020 is set to ensure a large pool of professionals to meet the needs of an advancing Malaysia, especially in the critical areas of the Economic Transformation Programme.

Nation 06 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Blue-collar college courses

KOTA TINGGI: Industrial workers will soon have the opportunity to further their studies at community colleges nationwide with a new programme that will cater to their needs.

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Identifying quality and talent for keeps

Having sufficient talent for economic development is a priority. Issues regarding the quality of talent in the country plus the ability to retain and attract not just Malaysians but foreigners is a tough task for TalentCorp CEO Johan Mahmood Merican. He gives his answers to StarBizWeek on a number of issues. Below is an excerpt of his answers.

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Talent is key to transformation

Nurturing, attracting quality people to take the M’sian workforce to greater heights

Business 04 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Much is being done to make sure M'sia can compete with the best on the world

BY now, most people would have heard of the term middle-income trap. This describes a situation where a nation makes rapid progress in terms of economic growth and in increasing incomes from a low base, but is unable to make that final leap to becoming a high-income nation.