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Education 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Engineering needs revamp

The employment market now demands employees who are multi-skilled and personable - doctors who are good managers, accountants with people skills and engineers with business acumen. Realising this, the engineering fraternity, headed by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) started a five-year exercise to take stock of its place in the global market.

Nation 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chirac to fly in for official visit tomorrow

French President Jacques Chirac flies in tomorrow to repay Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the latter's numerous meetings with him in France.

Education 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vital to toe the line

The Education Ministry will beef up enforcement on private institutions of higher learning this year to ensure that they abide by all rules and regulations.

Education 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Science carnival

THE Government has set a ratio of 60:40 science to arts students at public universities. However, this ratio has never been met so far. Part of the problem is that there are not enough students in the science stream at the secondary level.

Nation 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penang to lead MNCs into China

Penang aims to play an integral role by becoming a gateway for major multinational corporations (MNCs) intending to expand their operations to China in the future, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said.

Nation 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

15-year pact delay annoys Germany

Germany, which is getting impatient over the 15-year delay of a cultural agreement with Malaysia, wants Wisma Putra to step in and pave the way forward.

Nation 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM5.1m study awards for 198

The Star Education Fund celebrated its 10th anniversary by giving out scholarships worth RM5.1mil to 198 students.

Nation 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fund reaches major milestone

The Star Education Fund has achieved a significant milestone in its 10th anniversary by disbursing RM30mil to 1,450 scholarship recipients.

Nation 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

More expected to further education

THE proposals to extend the repayment period and reduce the interest rate for National Higher Education Fund Corporation loans from 4% to 3% will encourage more students to further their studies, said the private education sector.

Education 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ambitious students raring to go

In the 10 years since its launch, the Star Education Fund has grown from strength to strength. More than 1,450 students have received scholarships worth 30mil, thanks to the generous support of local and foreign educational institutions.