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Analyst Reports 11 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

The audacity of dopes

NOTHING is sacred anymore it seems. More than 1.400 primary school teachers in India’s Bihar state quit recently after it was determined that many of them had entered service on fake qualifications.

Economy 10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Getting education up and roaring is difficult, but not impossible

EDUCATION understandably is a touchy topic for many. We reminisce about better standards of the good old days and compare it with the state of public schools as we see them today.

Economy 14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Radical revamp of Malaysia's education

I was probably luckier than most kids who grew up in rural Malaysia. My father was both my teacher and the village school headmaster, which meant learning was not just confined to school. Classes continued at home too.

Business 09 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nurturing the right environment for employees

SISTERS, Melinda and Anne Lim, were very clear about the kind of school they were going to build – one that not only nurtures its students, but also its staff.

Business 29 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

A wishlist to the Education Minister

On your own by Tan Thiam Hock
AFTER my last article, Jacqueline from one of my active chat groups asked that I write a wish list to our Education Minister. Instead of talking about the IIUM president’s job that he insist on keeping, I challenged the group members to focus on our primary and secondary national schools by asking them to give me their personal top three wishes for the wish list that I can compile and message to Dr Maszlee Malik via this column.

Business 17 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Up close and personal with Nancy Zimpher

From teacher to university chancellor, she talks about what education means and why, after 40 years, she is still passionate about teaching.

Business 15 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Employers call for scrutiny, periodical review of education blueprint

WHILE the Education Blueprint 2013 to 2025 has its merits, the passion to drive the quality of education higher will ultimately determine the success and execution of building up the nations talent pool to match the increasing demands of a knowledge-based economy.

Business 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Powered by love for yoga

Manoj Kaimal incorporated a company called White Lotus Sdn Bhd with his wife Sandhya, 26, and then started Yoga Life Centre in 2001 to promote alternative health, yoga, ayurveda and other Indian sciences. Every month, the centre records about 250 to 300 students, 80% of whom are Chinese. Since they started the centre, close to 1,000 people have walked through their door.

Business 18 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Low adoption of Frog Virtual Learning due to lack of promotion

PETALING JAYA: The low adoption and usage of the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) under the 1BestariNet project in Malaysian schools was a result of under-promotion of the programme by the Education Ministry.