Management of school construction projects inefficient and ineffective, audit report shows
The Auditor-General’s Report 2021 Series 1 attributes this to weaknesses at the planning, pre-construction and implementation stages of the projects by the education ministry, consultants and contractors.
Rent exemption for canteen operators, tenants extended another 6 months
Education Minister Radzi Jidin says operators and tenants are still recovering from the impact of Covid-19.
Education ministry working to resolve Sabah’s ‘sekolah tumpang’ issue
Education Minister Radzi Jidin says Sabah has more sekolah tumpang than any other place.
Foreign teachers in Hong Kong govt schools ordered to swear allegiance
'Neglect, refusal or failure' to sign the declaration will lead to contract termination.
Now, PT3 exam to be scrapped
It is the second major examination to be scrapped after UPSR was abolished last year.
Term of service for 2019 interim teachers extended another year
The education ministry says this will allow the Education Service Commission to complete the interviews and permanent appointments for teachers who meet the set requirements.
13,255 teachers given placements under one-off recruitment programme
Another 515 will be given placements from April 11 onwards.
India rolls out Covid vaccine doses for children aged 12 to 14
The government aims to swiftly expand vaccine coverage by also dropping a restriction on booster doses for those older than 60 only if they had a co-morbidity condition.
Use of 147 schools as polling centres in Johor won’t affect SPM, says education minister
Radzi Jidin says the classrooms used for the exam will not be involved in the Johor election on March 12.
Schools have option of holding online sessions if cases rise, says education ministry
The education ministry says flexibility is given and risk assessments will be carried out from time to time.
Education clusters on the rise, says health DG
Another 92 clusters were reported in the latest epidemiology week.
Don’t use secondary schools as polling centres during SPM, education ministry says
The education ministry has already written to the EC, asking it not to use secondary schools as polling centres in Johor to allow the SPM examination to run undisturbed from March 2 to 29.