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Education 10 Nov 2019 | 7:00 AM Premium

Introduction of two courses in new academic year

EVER since the announcement by Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik on the introduction of two new courses, - Philosophy and Contemporary Issues and Ethics and Civilisation, there have been various reactions to this “surprise decision”.

Letters 21 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fostering harmony

From DATUK HALIMAH MOHD SAID, President Association of Voices of Peace, Conscience and Reason (PCORE)

Nation 14 Jun 2016 | 8:54 AM Premium

Take stern action over offensive teaching module, Kamalanathan urges UTM

PETALING JAYA: Datuk P. Kamalanathan has called on the authorities of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to investigate and take stern action against individuals responsible for the teaching module which was derogatory to the Hindu and Sikh communities.

On The Beat 21 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Storm in a teacup

The writer is baffled over the resistance to the move to make Titas a compulsory subject. Titas was already mandatory for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia students more than 30 years ago and it has, he feels, fostered better understanding of different civilisations among the different races.

Nation 20 Jul 2013 | 9:24 AM Premium

Wee: Make Titas an elective subject

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (Titas) should be made an elective subject for students in private institutions of higher learning, reiterated MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Nation 20 Jul 2013 | 7:22 AM Premium

Titas will cover other civilisations as well, says Morshidi

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (Titas) course, to be made compulsory for students at private higher learning institutions, will not just cover Islamic civilisation but also Malay, Chinese and Indian civilisations, said Higher Education Department director-general Datuk Prof Dr Morshidi Sirat.

Nation 20 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Titas will add to the already heavy study load, say students

PETALING JAYA: Making the Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (Titas) a compulsory subject is not going down too well with students.

Nation 19 Jul 2013 | 7:30 PM Premium

Titas covers Chinese, Indian civilisations, says education ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (Titas) covers not only Islamic civilisation but Malay, Chinese, Indian civilisation and aspects of sociology, said the Education Ministry.

Nation 16 Jul 2013 | 9:55 PM Premium

Organisation labels Titas opposers 'anti-unity'

KUALA LUMPUR: A local organisation has defended the government's decision to make an Islamic studies subject compulsory for private education institutions and said opposers of it are 'anti-unity' and 'devoid of racial sensitivities'.

Nation 14 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

MCA and DAP call for making Titas an elective subject

PETALING JAYA: Both the MCA and DAP want the Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (Titas) to be an elective and not a compulsory subject for local private colleges.