Sunday, July 25, 2021


‘Is it because I’m Muslim?’ Teacher applies for 200 jobs but can’t get permanent work

The teacher believes her Muslim name and her hijab are preventing her from finding a permanent teaching job.

Online classes to continue until end-August

The education ministry says face-to-face sessions will begin in stages from Sept 1.

Face masks no longer required for vaccinated US students

Reasons for continuing to enforce mask usage might include high transmission rates in schools and their localities, or simply 'difficulty monitoring or enforcing mask policies that are not universal'.

6-month exemption for rental of canteens, premises in govt schools

An automatic contract extension will also be given to those renting canteens and premises or space at schools under the education ministry for a period of one year.

Give Sarawak autonomy over education, state minister tells federal govt

State education minister Michael Manyin Jawong also says Sarawak can produce its own teachers despite Putrajaya's recent announcement of a mass recruitment drive for educators nationwide.

18,000 new teachers to address nationwide shortage in mass recruitment drive

Education Minister Radzi Jidin also says many teachers are not assigned to teach the subjects for which they were trained.

SPM, STPM students to be given Pfizer jab from July

The vaccine shots will be administered at schools which will be used as vaccination centres.

National average grade for SPM 2020 best in 5 years

The national average grade improved to 4.80 compared to 4.86 in 2019.

How the pandemic is causing kids to lose their social skills – and their friends

Under normal circumstances, children would be going to school and playing with their friends, but now Covid-19 measures are keeping them mostly at home.

US state unbans ‘Hindu’ yoga in schools, just don’t say ‘namaste’

Some conservative groups have asked for yoga in schools to remain prohibited due to its connections to Hinduism and Buddhism.

Singapore shuts schools amid warning of new virus strains infecting more children

Education Minister Chan Chun Sing says the government is 'working out the plans' to vaccinate students under the age of 16.

Teaching will never be the same again

As the saying goes, 'the world needs more teachers' but educators will have to adapt to the changes and challenges brought on by the pandemic.

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