CONGRATULATION USM !!!

September 18, 2008 at 4:08 am (Uncategorized)

USM – the new Apex university

USM has been named the Apex University, beating out UM. Among other things, being named as the Apex university will allow USM to have more ‘autonomy in finance, service scheme, management, student intake, study fees and determining the top leadership’. I’ve always had more positive things to say about USM compared to UM partly because I think that the VC there – Dzulkifli Abdul Razak – is more progressive and visionary compared to the VC at UM. Hopefully this will give another boost to USM in its efforts to improve and upgrade itself.

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35% of Science and Math teachers lack English proficiency

September 18, 2008 at 4:04 am (Uncategorized)

Is it a surprise that the MOE is considering getting rid of teaching Science and Math in English when 35% of its teachers have a poor command of English? Again, this is one in a long line of bad implementation projects in the education system in Malaysia. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read this line:

The Government, he said, had provided all types of assistance to these teachers to improve their command of English, including monetary facilities to reference books and tuition classes. “We found that teachers used these monetary aids provided by the Ministry for other unrelated purposes,” he added.

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Our Varsities: Good, Bad & Ugly

September 18, 2008 at 4:03 am (Uncategorized)

I’m not going to copy and paste the entire article here. But I thought its worth highlighting that one of our resident commentator on this blog, Shawn Tan has put together a group of young Malaysians at Cambridge University to discuss burning issues, the first being the state of our universities published in Malaysiakini.

It’s unapologetic, it’s critical but it’s not new. The fact that the points raised aren’t new isn’t a criticism of the article but that of our Ministry and Government for they have not addressed these issues with the necessary determination and political will despite these problems having been raised many times over the last decade or more.

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Kata-kata Motivasi….

September 2, 2008 at 1:56 am (Uncategorized)

    “Kemahiran Belajar adalah sememangnya bidang Osman kerana beliau juga dahulu seorang pelajar yang sangat cemerlang. Tetapi yang lebih penting ialah, kebolehan beliau untuk mengajar dan memotivasikan pelajar di dalam suasana yang ceria dan menyeronokkan adalah sangat mengkagumkan!

    Pelajar dapat memahami beliau dengan mudah dan sesi beliau sentiasa menyeronokkan, penuh dengan maklumat berguna dan disampaikan dengan cara yang sangat unik! Saya sangat mengesyorkan beliau. ”

 

Dr. Irfan Khairi
Jutawan Muda Malaysia
Penulis buku,”Rahsia Jutawan-jutawan Internet Terbongkar”

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Selamat Menjalani Ibadat Puasa

September 2, 2008 at 1:53 am (Uncategorized)

Pelajar2 perlukan payung!

Pelajar2 perlukan payung!

Pelajar budiman, selamat menyambut bulan Ramadhan dan Aidil Fitri, sebagai pelajar, kita tidak mahu ketinggalan didalam pelajaran, walaupun kita akan menyambut ibadah puasa, tarawikh, hari raya dsb..

Kita perlu ingat matlamat kita adalah menuntut ilmu, payung hitam adalah ilmu, ataupun sijil2 yg kita perlukan utk meneruskan matlamat kehidupan kita. Jika pelajar di darjah enam, makan UPSR lah payung kita, jika pelajar di tingkatan 3, maka PMRlah payung kita, jika pelajar di tingkatan 5, maka jawabnya SPMlah matlamat payung yg akan menjaga kita…….. payung yang akan membantu kita dari kebasahan dikala hujan turun…. Ingatlah!

Shaiful Anuar Sulaiman

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