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US schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims.


Lee gets special award for occupational safety work

PETALING JAYA: Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (pic), who is known for championing occupational safety, has been honoured with a special award.


Teamwork or torture?

While Japan’s Kumitaiso sessions are part of its physical education curriculum, it has resulted in severe injuries to pupils prompting parents to campaign for a ban of these bone-breaking exercises.


School safety to be made KPI for principals

PUTRAJAYA: School safety will be made a key performance indicator for school heads to reduce the number of break-ins and accidents in schools, said Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.


Guidelines to be reviewed

THE Education Ministry will review the security guidelines in schools throughout the country in order to strengthen security not only in the school compound but also outside the compound, Bernama reports.


Fear of bullying growing among youths, survey discovers

PETALING JAYA: Several parents and educators groups are surprised that many Malaysian children fear being bullied.


Not all requests from schools can be met

The Government cannot meet development requests from all schools in the country although the Education Ministry has asked for RM1.14bil under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.


Commercial vehicle drivers need better training

The training given to commercial vehicle drivers by driving schools is just not good enough.


Liow: Religious school fire tragedy should be a wake-up call

KUALA LUMPUR: The Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz tragedy is a clear signal that fire safety as well as finding solutions social issues must be taken seriously, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.


Canteens awarded for cleanliness

PUTRAJAYA: About a quarter of all food poisoning cases reported in the country last year was suspected to have come from the consumption of meals prepared in school canteens.