Tuesday, June 15, 2021


High time for an Anti-Bullying Act

The Penal Code and Child Act 2001 are inadequate to protect children and adults alike from being bullied and discriminated against.

Beating the odds in the first pandemic-season SPM

Nurul Syafiza Wan Shariman also had to help take care of her father who is in poor health while navigating the difficulties of sitting for a major exam during the Covid-19 crisis.

National average grade for SPM 2020 best in 5 years

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

Three-month deferral of loan repayments for eligible PTPTN borrowers

Those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for deferrals from tomorrow to Aug 31.

SPM 2021 to begin next February

Oral exams and practical tests for science will take place in February while the written exams will be held in March.

School sessions to resume online from June 13 and 14

This is in light of the continuing spike in Covid-19 infections, says education minister.

Now what, educationists ask as UPSR exits the scene after 30 years

They say the education ministry must provide clear communication to address the concerns raised by parents and teachers about the way forward without the Standard Six exam.

Singapore to vaccinate schoolchildren against Covid

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says school students aged 12 and over will be the next group to be inoculated.

Gunmen kidnap Islamic school children in Nigeria

Abductions of students carried out for ransom are increasingly common in the region.

Give students a way to protest sexual harassment, experts urge

They say students resort to unconventional methods such as the National School Walkout Day due to a lack of action when they do use the proper channels.

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.

With UPSR gone, tuition centres look to chart new path

While some say it is too early to predict their fate, others acknowledge a need to re-evaluate their approach to the extra classes which have long been a mainstay of students preparing for exams.

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