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Education 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

New IT degree track at NIIT

Students pursuing information technology qualifications at the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) can now obtain a degree from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle (UNN) in Britain.

AseanPlus News 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Govt strives to create eight million jobs

A SENIOR official with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has said that it is feasible for the Chinese government to create eight million jobs this year, thanks to the rapid economic growth, booming service industry and private sector, and a series of incentive policies for expanding employment.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Curtailing short cuts to degrees

The Education Ministry is cracking down on institutions that offer students a short-cut route to degree programmes but this may prove a monumental effort.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Schools overlook study skills

The crowded curriculum has prevented teachers from developing good study skills in students, writes VALERIE STRAUSS.

Nation 24 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Turnout proves country is safe

An unprecedented 100,000 fans turned up for Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang Sunday despite many cancellations fuelled by the US-led war against Iraq.

Education 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

No-frills English pays off in Japan

Maibara High School in Maiharacho, northern Shiga Prefecture, located in a quiet, rural area, has been designated as one of 16 Super English Language High (SELHi) schools that the Education, Science and Technology Ministry selected from 57 applicant schools.

Education 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hard work behind the runway

Peel away the layers of glamour, beautiful clothes and immaculate make-up, and the real world of modelling proves to be a lot of hard work, grit and discipline.

Nation 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Somali students leave Iraq with heavy hearts

Hiba Ali and Fauziah Moumein are now safe at a refugee camp in Jordan but their hearts are with the Iraqi people they left behind.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Beating the odds

An unusual partnership between a university and a poor urban centre in the United States has spawned a high school known for transforming lives and producing academic miracles, reports ELIZABETH MEHREN.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Suspension for private colleges that mislead

PRIVATE colleges which give a false impression to foreign students about their lodging facilities can be suspended from operating under a move being proposed by the National Association of Private Education Institutions (Napei).