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A game to help kids with anger problems

IN an age where many are hooked on computer games, Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is experimenting with using the medium to reach out to children with anger problems.

The push for progress

A reader writes and emphasises the need for English and English medium schools.

The worth of a scholarship

Scholarships comes in different forms, some are monetary awards meant to help out a student for the initial period of study, while there may be others that allow recipients to benefit from them over a longer period of time.

Kudos to Manglish and English!

A Malaysian student studying in an international school overseas writes about a rather funny incident that happened some time ago regarding Manglish.

Weak students because of failed system

Rural schools in South Africa are among the worst in the country.

It’s so wrong to ‘fail’

MY SON, a pupil at a national school failed both his Bahasa Malaysia (BM) papers in Penulisan (writing) and Pemahaman (comprehension) in the mid-year school exam recently.

Settling a score

Words and actions can strain our relationship with others and instead of letting the feud simmer, we should seek to reconcile sooner than later.

Make fresh grads teaching assistants

WE REFER to “No job gua-rantee for teachers” (StarEducate, July 14, 2013) where it was stated that the ministry may scale back its annual intake of teachers by half over the next five years as “absolute teacher shortages are no longer an issue for the system”.

Never-ending projects and donations

I REFER to the letter “School’s priority is on getting funds” (Star Educate, July 14) and am concerned at how schools are getting parents to fund their programmes.

The world’s ‘lingua franca’

BAHASA MALAYSIA has been widely used over the last 40 years since it is the national language.