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Education 14 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Guide to choosing institutions, programmes

THE Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQUEST) developed by the Higher Education Ministry can be used as a guide for the public to choose private colleges and study programmes of quality.

Education 07 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

On the beat with Robi, the robocop

A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help with presentations in schools and pensioner clubs.

Education 07 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Student misconduct, a real challenge

TEACHERS are in a dilemma whether to reprimand students or ignore students who misbehave.

Education 31 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Importance of national unity and the role of moderation I

The notion of unity is no stranger to states far and wide, let alone Malaysia – a country endowed with descendants from three of the earliest civilizations. With deliberate segregation of the populace under the façade of “specialization”- courtesy of our colonial masters, ethnic strains have long been engrained into Malaysia’s past. In light of that, efforts to bridge this ethnic divide since its independence reflects the wide-spread recognition of the need for national unity in Malaysia.

Education 31 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fighting the tormentors

Bullying is not natural behaviour and we must nip it in the bud before it is accepted as a reality of life in schools and elsewhere...

Education 31 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cultivating national unity

Cultivating national unity is an uphill battle for any country, the slope becomes steeper for countries which are much more diverse like Malaysia. When I was in primary and secondary school, we recited the Rukun Negara every Monday morning, we painted the school walls with Jalur Gemilang next to ten smiley people representing different ethnic groups in Malaysia. Most common of all, we always had to write essays on national unity, harmony in a multiracial society and the spirit of patriotism. Back then, none of these tasks seemed unusual, challenging or hypocritical.

Education 31 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pact offers railway engineering courses

UNIVERSITY College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) and University of Birmingham (UoB), UK, are now partners in a railway engineering-related programme.