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Revamping education: Is the government up to it?

Revamping education: Is the government up to it?

THE idea of abolishing the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) exams shouldn’t have taken us by surprise when Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced it in June 2010. Those who follow developments in the Education Ministry might recall that plans to have school-based assessments instead of centralised exams […]

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Chinese medium schools to the rescue

Chinese medium schools to the rescue

IN this second of a four-part series on education, The Nut Graph attempts to examine the problems that have become entrenched in the national school system. While public schools were reliable and multi-racial centres of education for Malaysian children not too long ago, today, parents who can afford it are sending their children to private […]

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Will the Penan survive?

Will the Penan survive?

Penan child EIGHT hours in a four-by-four, and no sleep. One is forced to pay quite a bit of attention to flashing scenes of logging roads outside. These lead to Sarawak’s hinterland where the Penan communities and other indigenous groups live. I had been unable to get a flight on a small plane from Miri […]

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Language decision for math & science final: Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, 16 July 2009: The cabinet’s decision to abolish the teaching of science and mathematics in English is final, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today. The deputy prime minister said although there were calls for the policy to be retained at the secondary school level, the government must be consistent in its stand not to […]

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Allow children with no birth certs to attend school

ACCORDING to Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, only children with birth certificates are entitled to subsidised education, while those without birth certificates are treated as foreigners, and as such, have to pay much higher school fees. While the reality of the situation dictates that children without birth certificates are not Malaysian, an interim solution […]

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Special rural bus service to curtail mat rempit

PUTRAJAYA, 13 May 2009: The Road Safety Department and the Education Ministry have agreed in principle to introduce a special rural school bus service to curtail the use of motorcycles by students. The department’s director-general, Datuk Suret Singh, said the mechanics of introducing such a service were now being studied and a decision was expected […]

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