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PSD/JPA Scholarships for SPM-Leavers

Public Service Department, PSD (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam, JPA) Malaysia:

Permohonan Tajaan JPA Tahun 2013 Kepada Pelajar Lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2012 Di Bawah Program Khas (Jerman, Perancis, Jepun Dan Korea)

Tarikh Permohonan Akan Dimaklumkan Kelak.

1Malaysia Student Discount Cards (KADS1M) for Students Studying Abroad Soon

Bernama: The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism will be offering the 1Malaysia Student Discount Card (KADS1M) for students studying abroad, soon. [...]

"The ministry will be getting information and discussing the matter with the Higher Education Ministry, embassies, student charity bodies overseas before offering the card to Malaysian students studying abroad," he told reporters after attending a Cooperative College of Malaysia event with the local community in Kampung Guai here, today. Good news to Malaysian students studying abroad but 1Malaysia Student Discount Cards (Kad Siswa 1Malaysia, KADS1M) will only be useful to them to enjoy discounts for selected goods and services during their holiday in Malaysia.

Some info/facts on 1Malaysia Student Discount Card (Kad Diskaun Siswa 1Malaysia, KADS1M): "A total of 1.2 million KADS1M cards were given free to students from private and public Higher Education institutions nationwide in the first phase…

Tarikh Tutup Pendaftaran SPM, SPM(U) & STAM 2013: 31 Mac 2013

Tarikh tutup bagi pendaftaran Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2013, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Ulangan (SPMU) 2013 dan Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 2013 ialah 31 Mac 2013.

Calon sekolah boleh mendapatkan borang pendaftaran dari sekolah masing-masing dan menghantar kembali borang yang penuh diisi kepada pihak sekolah.

Calon persendirian pula boleh menguruskan pendaftaran bagi peperiksaan tersebut di Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri (JPN) masing-masing. Pendaftaran yang lewat tidak akan dilayan.

Maklumat lanjut sila hubungi Lembaga Peperiksaan, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia.

Muhyiddin: No Need to Despair for Those Not Achieving Their Aspired SPM Results

Bernama: To those who did not achieve the results as they had aspired, Muhyiddin said, there was no need to despair, but they should use the outcome as a motivation to become successful.

"Your ambition does not stop with the results of the SPM, it is a beginning to a longer journey, there are many more opportunities and successes awaiting you after this," he added. Well said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Education Minister. Not getting your expected SPM results is not the end of your world. If you did not do well in your SPM, there is always opportunities for you to do better in STPM, matriculation, university and ultimately in your working life after university years.

SPM Results: 15,793 Obtain Straight A's

Bernama: A total of 15,793 students obtained straight A's in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2012 examination, a rise of 0.13 percent compared to the 15,079 students in the previous year.

Director-General of Education Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud said 13,721 students were from the government schools, compared to only 12,970 students in 2011, while 2,072 candidates were from private schools compared to 2,109 the previous year.

"In addition, 481 candidates scored grade A+, which is the highest mark for all subjects that they sat for, with 431 candidates from the government schools and 43 from private schools," he said.

When announcing the SPM results at his office, here today Abd Ghaffar said 488 candidates with special needs sat for the exam compared with 622 candidates last year, an increase of 27.5 percent.

According to Abd Ghaffar, three candidates with impaired vision and two candidates with Attention Deficit Disorder and High Spectrum Autism achieved a minimum of…

STPM Results: Higher Perfect Score

The Star Online: The percentage of students who scored a perfect 4.0 CGPA was higher in last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). Of the 51,673 candidates who sat for the examination in 2012, 442 (or 0.86%) candidates scored a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 compared to 300 (or 0.59%) candidates in 2011. While students are allowed to take up to five subjects for the STPM, their CGPA scores are calculated based on scores received for the best four subjects including General Studies. Malaysian Examinations Council chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin said the number of students who scored 5As increased to 18 candidates from 12 in 2011.

“The total number of candidates who passed all their papers in five or four subjects improved too from 23,246 candidates (45.9%) in 2011 to 24,488 candidates (47.4%) in 2012.

“There was also an improvement in the number of government school candidates who passed all their papers for five or four subjects, that is 23,683 (49.…

STPM Results: 442 Candidates CGPA of 4.0, 18 Students 5As

The Star Online: More students scored the perfect cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) last year compared to 2011.

A total of 442 candidates or 0.86% received a CGPA of 4.0 compared to 300 candidates or 0.59% the year earlier.

The number of top achievers - students who scored 5As - also increased by six to 18 students.

The 2012 STPM examinations was the last to be held under the old format as the Education Ministry decided three years ago to revamp the examination format from having one final exam to include school-based assessments and assessments at the end of each semester.

Malaysian Examinations Council chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin hoped the new format will encourage more students to sit for the STPM.

"The first semester results under the new format will be released this Thursday. I think the students did much better than we expected.

"But it would not be fair to compare these semester results to t…

SPM 2012 Result Release Date: 21 March 2013 (Thursday)

Update: Official SPM 2013 exam results release date: 20 March 2014 (Thursday)

Bernama: Results of the 2012 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will be released on Thursday, the Education Ministry said Friday.

It said in a statement that candidates would be able to obtain their results at their respective schools after 10 am. It also said that private candidates would get their results by post.

Candidates could also check their results through SMS by typing SPMidentity card numberindex number and sending to 15888.

"This service will be activated at 10 am on Thursday and end at 11.59 pm on March 27," the ministry said.

It said the announcement of the analysis of the SPM results would be made at the Main Meeting Room of the Education Ministry in Putrajaya at 9 am on Thursday.

The SPM written examination was held from Nov 5 to Dec 6 last year, and 472,541 candidates registered to sit for the examination at 3,590 centres in the country.

STPM 2012 Results Out on 18 March 2013 (Monday)

Update: STPM 2013 results out on 19 March 2014 (Wednesday)

Bernama:
The result of last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination will be announced on Monday (March 18), the Malaysian Examinations Council said.

The council, in a statement issued here Tuesday, said candidates would be able to get their result at their respective schools from noon, while private candidates would receive theirs through the post.

Candidates can also check the result via the short messaging message (SMS) by sending STPM RESELTIC number to 15888 or at the council's website at http://www.mpm.edu.my from noon on that day, it said.

A media conference on the analysis of the examination result would be held at noon on the same day at Dewan Besar, MPM, Bandar Baru Selayang, Batu Caves, Selangor.

Last year, a total of 51,673 candidates sat for the examination at 760 examination centres nationwide. They comprised 47,708 candidates from government schools, 1,112 candidates from private …

SPM Maximum 10 Subjects

The Star Online: The 10-subject limit for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students stays, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Government’s objective is for students to focus on the main subjects as well as to make it easier for teachers to guide them, he said, adding that previously, students had the liberty to take 15 to 20 subjects but this was disallowed two years ago.

“So far, we see that this (taking only 10 subjects) is okay,” Muhyi­ddin, who is also Education Minister, said at a forum for 2,300 Islamic religious teachers from the northern region at Universiti Sains Malaysia here yesterday.

He was responding to a suggestion from the floor for the Government to allow SPM students, particularly those taking Islamic studies, to choose more than 10 subjects so that they could also take up science subjects for better education prospects.

Muhyiddin acknowledged the constraints faced by such students and indicated the matter would be considered.

“What we are w…

SPM English Compulsory Pass Subject Earliest in SPM 2016

The Star Online:
The proposal to make English a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination could be implemented as early as 2016, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Friday.

Students who fail English will not receive their full certificate but will have the opportunity to re-sit the paper in July the following year, soon after the SPM results are released.

Muhyiddin said in preparation for this, the Education Ministry had started training 61,000 English teachers to be more proficient in the language.

He said many parties had also responded positively to this when he first mooted the idea several years ago.

"I don't see why this cannot be done by then since many people, including parents, are supportive of the proposal.

"I have also been reading letters sent to newspapers where many parents have endorsed this (proposal). In fact, many want this to be implemented even sooner," he said at the state level launch of th…

Malaysian University Not Even Top 400 of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013

Lim Kit Siang: In Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012-2013, for the second consecutive year, not a single Malaysian university is included in its 400 Top World University rankings.

The THE World University Rankings 2012-2013 is a sad but salutary warning to Malaysians about the four-year failure of Najib’s transformation programmes, with Malaysia completely excluded from the Asia-Pacific phenomenon highlighted by the THE World University Rankings 2012-2013 on the “the rise of Asia-Pacific Universities”. An insightful comment from sheriff singh: In fact MU and UKM are boycotting THES’ rankings as they feel the rankings are not fair. They say THES places a lot of weight on academic performance which our universities are sorely lacking scoring only 5 out of 100 points (5%).

Our local universities only score highly on the number of foreign students admitted and the number of foreign lecturers on their teaching staff and the ratio thereof and on physical facil…

Facebook Video: UiTM Sabah Senior Students Bullying Juniors

The Star Online: KOTA KINABALU: A video of senior students bullying their juniors at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah campus has gone viral.

The five-minute video recording shows several students standing in line in a jungle while being shouted at and occasionally slapped by older students.

Kota Kinabalu City police chief Asst Comm Jauteh Dikun said they had not received any police report regarding the incident but would look into the matter.

“We will investigate whether this is true and take action if a report is lodged,” he said. If the senior students in the videos are indeed from UiTM, then they are really sick! Police report should be made and legal actions should be taken against them.

Take PMR, SPM and Earn University Degrees Behind Bars

The Star Online: MUAR: The Prisons Department wants prisoners to go for higher education up to the university level so that they can get a second chance in life once they rejoin society.

Deputy Director-General of Prisons (Safety and Correctional) Datuk Hassan Sakimon said 1,141 prisoners were currently involved in various educational programmes in prisons throughout the country.

He said the bulk of the number were those taking the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).

“We have 86 prisoners who are mostly below 21 years old studying for the two examinations.

“We also have 14 prisoners taking university degrees, 66 taking diploma courses and six doing their Masters,” he said after witnessing the presentation of awards of excellence to 190 prison officers in the southern region.

Hassan also said 86 ex-convicts were currently studying in both private and government universities.

He said the department began looking at the educational programmes for pr…

Chinese Primary School Students Burdened with Difficult Homework

The Star Online: CHINESE primary school students are so burdened with homework that their mothers, aunts and other family members are helping out, reported China Press.

Malaysian Chinese Language Council president Prof Dr Lim Chooi Kwa said schools ought to review the matter as some of the homework were so technical that even university Chinese Studies lecturers had difficulty answering them.

He added that not only him but several other university lecturers also had a similar experience while guiding their grandchildren with their homework.

“We would make mistakes like the strokes and pronunciation.

“Schools need to look into improving teaching methods as well as reducing the students' homework load.”

He noted that most children go for tuition and they do not have time to digest what they learn. I went to a Chinese primary school, other than the difficulty of homework highlighted in the article above, the excessive amount of homework is also a big issue and very burdensome …

Permohonan Kemasukan Ke Program Pra Universiti Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia

PERMOHONAN KEMASUKAN KE PROGRAM PRA UNIVERSITI KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA SESI AKADEMIK 2013
Perhatian:
Hanya calon yang berstatus atlet negara atau berada di dalam Program Majlis Sukan Negara/Negeri sahaja yang layak memohon kursus ini.Umur tidak melebihi 20 tahun pada tarikh kemasukan.Tarikh tutup permohonan adalah pada 31 MAC 2013. Sebarang permohonan yang diterima selepas tarikh tersebut tidak akan dilayan.Anda boleh mengemaskini maklumat peribadi anda TANPA HAD sebelum tarikh tutup permohonan. Namun begitu, anda perlu mengepos borang dan sijil SEKALI SAHAJA walaupun terdapat pengemaskinian maklumat peribadi.Syarat-syarat Khas:
A.Aliran Sains
Sekurang-kurangnya mendapat kepujian dalam mata pelajaran Matematik Moden danLulus sekurang-kurangnya 2 mata pelajaran daripada yang berikut : BiologiFizikKimiaMatematik TambahanTeknologi MaklumatPerdaganganEkonomi AsasPrinsip AkaunBahasa InggerisLukisan KejuruteraanRekaciptaTeknologi Kejuruteraan B.Aliran Sastera Ikhtisas
Sekurang-kurangnya…

Teachers Cannot Teach Students to Hate the Government

Bernama: Teachers wishing to be involved in politics or general election campaigning are advised not to abuse the privilege by doing so within school compounds or during classes.

Education Deputy Minister Dr Puad Zarkashi said they must also obtain permission from the Ministry.

"The government has allowed it but they must obtain permission from the Ministry, as announced by the Prime Minister.

"We will not allow any political activities in schools and they cannot teach students to hate the government," he told reporters after presenting the Rembau Department of Education Excellence Awards, here Thursday. Will Ministry of Education grant permission to teachers who choose to support the opposition parties? If not, the whole Education Ministry approval process is just another way of saying that government has only allowed teachers to support Barisan Nasional and not others in the upcoming Malaysia 13th general election.

Honest School Boy Amir Azizan Hashim

The Star Online: BATU PAHAT: When 13-year-old Amir Azizan Hashim returned a handbag with S$15,000 (RM37,500) to the rightful owner, he did not expect to be troubled by the massive media attention that followed.

The SMK Dato Syed Esa student has been hounded for interviews by Malay dailies and Singaporean journalists since the owner, a Singaporean woman, called his school to thank him for his honesty.[...]

Amir was cycling home after buying a newspaper for his mother at a shop in Taman Soga about two months ago when he spotted the woman at a supermarket carpark.

“I saw her placing her handbag on the roof of her car. But then she got into her car and drove off and the handbag fell off the roof.

“I picked up the handbag from the ground and chased after the car on my bicycle. I managed to stop her at a T-junction about 200m away,” he said, adding that inside the bag were a passport and an envelope with the cash.

He said when he showed the woman the handbag, she immediately thanked …

GLC Senior Manager Charged with Committing Oral Sex and Sodomising 14-year-old Boy

The Star Online: KUALA LUMPUR: A senior manager of a Government Linked Company (GLC) company was charged in a Sessions Court here on Friday to three counts of committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature on a 14-year-old boy last year.

Mohd Yusre Mohd Yusoff, 44, pleaded not guilty to two charges oral sex against the boy at a hotel room in Jalan Kuchai Maju 2 off Jalan Kuchai Lama about 3pm on Nov 12, last year and again at a hotel room in Kuchai Business Centre off Jalan Kuchai at about 6pm on Dec 25.

Mohd Yusre was also accused of sodomising the boy at the same hotel and time before Sessions Judge Emelia Kaswati Mohamad Khalid.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ooi Chean Ling said that Mohd Yusre was being investigated for sexual crimes involving five different victims.

Ooi said that the prosecution would not offer any bail because Mohd Yusre knew where the victim lived and also because it was of public interest.

He was seen wiping his tears in the dock. He was accompanied …