Education

Samuel remembers the day his nine-year-old child came home from school, excitedly looking for robots to play with. “He was climbing the cupboards looking for his robot toys and he has not stopped playing with them since. He keeps them beside him, playing with them – adjusting and turning the limbs and parts,” he said.
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Parental involvement with your child’s school is more than just attending PIBG (Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru, or Parent-Teacher Association) meetings. Parents who are actively engaged with their child’s school and schoolwork can make a crucial difference to their child’s success academically, socially and in life. Best of all, you will also feel a sense
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SCHOOLS must accept all special needs students and prepare an individual education plan for every child under the Education Ministry’s “zero reject” policy, which has been made compulsory starting this year. The ‘zero reject’ policy is to ensure that all special needs students have access to education, the ministry said in a circular issued on
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PETALING JAYA: A former deputy vice-chancellor of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is expected to assume the president’s post of the university. Islamic finance and banking expert Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar (pic) is likely to take over the post, a source from the Education Ministry said. The decision is currently pending consent from
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PUTRAJAYA: It was the advice from the Education Minister himself to the pupils of SK Putrajaya Presint 14(1) on the very first day of school. “Read more books. A successful and advanced society is one that reads,” said Dr Maszlee Malik. “Also be trustworthy people. And in whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly,” he said
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TWO leaders in the hospitality industry recently sealed a talent development partnership in its aspiration to develop high-calibre, industry-ready graduates to become future successful hoteliers. Hilton (a leading global hospitality company) and Taylor’s University (ranked at No.21 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) recently
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NEW US research has found that the number of vegetables included in children’s packed school lunches increases when children are involved in deciding which foods to pack. Carried out by researchers at the University of Illinois, the new study looked at 90 pairs of parents and children, who all took home-packed lunches to school every
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JAN Urschel, a concept designer and illustrator from Germany who now resides in Singapore and is the Creative Director of Hendrix Design, shared his journey as a concept artist in the entertainment industry with students from The One Academy recently. Urschel who has been a concept designer for close to a decade and an illustrator
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KUALA LUMPUR: An overhaul of Malaysia’s Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is needed, says a Khazanah Research Insti­tute (KRI) report. It must be demand-driven with close industry involvement plus strategic coordination among the training providers. These were among the points raised in KRI’s “school-to-work transition survey” that was launched on Dec 13. “Promote competency-based
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PETALING JAYA: Leaders of Malaysian industries are working with the government to develop a skills standard and syllabus that are of international quality, says Department of Skills Development director-general Nidzam Kamarulzaman. These industry players, known as Industry Lead Bodies (ILB), want to help ensure Malaysia’s TVET is on par with developed nations like Australia and
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PETALING JAYA: With the new school year starting soon, parents are finding themselves hard-press­ed for money and some have found new ways to save when buying ‘back to school’ items. Many parents have started to shop for their children’s essentials such as school uniforms, shoes and bags as the new school year starts early next
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THE Rhodes Trust has announced a record-breaking class of 101 new Rhodes scholars. This cohort, who will arrive at Rhodes House, Oxford, in October 2019, features young people from all fields of study who have exceptional leadership potential and share a commitment to positive change. The Rhodes Class of 2019 will be the most geographically
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THE Assunta Memory Lane was created for the school’s diamond jubilee to represent 60 years of Assunta Secondary School history. This memory lane is a presentation of photos painstakingly put together by school parent-teacher association chairman Alan Goh and assisted by teachers, alumni, the board of governors and donors. Goh described it as an honour
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LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology has set up a Commonwealth Centre for Investment Leadership to promote trade and investment developments through education among the 53 Commonwealth nations. The centre aims to connect and engage all the Commonwealth countries for youth development as well as contribute to nation and economy building efforts. It was launched by
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SIX students from Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) won 14 gold and 30 silver medals fom the World Scholars Cup Tournament of Champions held at Yale University in the United States. Muhammad Luqman Mohammad Nawar, Muhammad Mikhail Taufiq, Hilman Irfan Hilmi, Muhammad Faiz Syafie Zubair, Muhammad Alif Daniel Jafri Malin and Ahmad Adam Mohamad Adan
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