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Low Attendance At Rally Shows People Fed Up Of Opposition

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PADANG TERAP – The low attendance at the Opposition rally in Petaling Jaya yesterday proves that the people are fed up with their propaganda. The rally at Padang Timur which began at 4pm had targeted some 100,000 people but only 25,000 people attended the rally, as announced by the organisers. “The people are fed up…

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Don’t Put Too Much Pressure On Primary School Pupils

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Textbooks provided by the Ministry of Education for primary school pupils are sufficient for their educational needs, said Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said primary school pupils, aged between seven and 12, should be given the opportunity to enjoy school life rather than being deluged with academic pressure. “The textbooks are…

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No Plans To Change Or Drop UPSR – Education Minister

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KOTA KINABALU: The Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) is still relevant in the country’s education system and will be maintained so long as it can adequately assess student performance. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said through the UPSR format using the School-based Assessment (PBS) which started last year, students are not only assessed on…

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Do Your Best – Mahdzir Tells UPSR Candidates

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KOTA KINABALU: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid has advised students sitting for the UPSR examination to keep calm and do their best. He said that the candidates, teachers and parents had already done all that they could to prepare for the exams. “I hope all of you (students) will be able to answer all…

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Ministry Did Not Instruct School To Give Students 2 Days Off

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PUTRAJAYA – Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the notice issued by a secondary school informing that students had been given a two-day break because their teachers were away for a General Election briefing, was not a directive from the ministry. Commenting on the notice which announced that remove class students in both morning and afternoon sessions…

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Talks On Trainee Teachers’s Living Cost Allowance Still In Early Stage

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BUTTERWORTH – The Education Ministry is still in talks with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) on listing the cost of living allowance of trainee trainers as a loan for next year’s intake, said its minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said any decision by the government would be announced later and, as of…

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PPD And School Management Must Be Proactive In Tackling Bullying Issue

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KUALA NERANG – The District Education Offices and school managements must be more proactive in handling the problems of bullying to prevent the problem from deteriorating, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said such efforts included having discussions and meetings together with their respective district police chief to identify the hotspot areas with…

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Early Childhood Education Needs Improvements

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KUALA NERANG – Early childhood education will continue to be the government’s agenda to further enhance the national education system in these challenging times. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the National Early Childhood Education Committee has been given the responsibility to plan a holistic education system. “The National Early Childhood Education Committee has…

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Grade ‘E’ In UPSR Does Not Mean Failure

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KUALA LUMPUR – Students who get grade ‘E’ in the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) have not failed, but rather, they have not attained the minimum level of mastery of a subject in the classroom learning process. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the grade ‘E’ obtained by the students showed that they have…

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School Heads Must Be Proactive In Identifying Teacher Stress

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KUALA NERANG – Secondary and primary school heads need to be more proactive in identifying signs and symptoms of stress or depression suffered by teachers, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said it was necessary to ensure that early counselling assistance could be given to these teachers, thereby preventing them from acting aggressively…

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MOE Plans To Allow Students To Use ICT Devices In Schools

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Education (MOE) plans to allow students to use information and communication technology (ICT) devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones in schools. Its minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the use of ICT devices for teaching and facilitation (PdPC) in class would be according to the time and…

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PPR In Kuala Nerang Ready Next Year – Mahdzir

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KUALA NERANG – Construction of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) near Taman Belimbing here is scheduled to be ready next year, Padang Terap Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today. He said the project caters for those with income of not more than RM3,000. “The project is an initiative by Prime Minister Datuk…

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More Than 100,000 Student Involved In Dual Language Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 139,197 or 2.9 per cent of primary and secondary school students are involved in the Education Ministry’s Dual Language Programme (DLP). Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said they were students from 1,216 schools, comprising 587 primary, and 629 secondary schools across the country. “DLP, which was introduced last…

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Ministry Targets 100% Of Scholl Textbooks Using Recycles Paper

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Education Ministry targets all school textbooks to be using recycled paper within five years. Its minister Datuk Seri Mahadzir Khalid said Malaysia’s population totalled over 30 million, with five million of the number comprising students from the pre-school to the primary and secondary school level. Surely a big quantity of textbooks…

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Education Ministry Plans To Set Up Sports School In Kedah

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KULIM – The Education Ministry plans to set up a sports school in Kedah as part of an effort to improve the quality of sports, as well as realise the agenda of becoming a sports country. Its minister, Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, said currently there are five national sports schools in the country,…

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All Schools To Be Disabled-Friendly By 2020 – Mahdzir

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PUTRAJAYA – The education ministry has targeted that by 2020, schools nationwide be upgraded with facilities for the disabled, says minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. Thus, he hoped more private companies would come forward to collaborate with the ministry in providing such facilities for students with special needs. “The ministry itself takes the responsibility of…

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Education Ministry To Defend Teachers Sued By Parents

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MACHANG – The Education Ministry will defend teachers sued by parents over issues between teachers and schoolchildren and strive to resolve the problems as quickly as possible, said Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said teachers were civil servants and they were protected by laws while on duty. Mahdzir spoke to reporters after launching a…

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Disciplinary Action Awaits Teachers Participating In Bersih Rally

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KUALA LUMPUR – All teachers have been warned not to participate in the Bersih rally scheduled for Saturday, or face disciplinary action. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said among the disciplinary actions that could be taken against the teachers was suspension from duty. “Apart from teachers, officers and staff of the Education Ministry, State…

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