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Malaysia Public Universities to Implement Gap Year Programme for Undergraduates Starting September

New Strait Times:
Gap year option: Varsity students to get a year off from study The Higher Education Ministry will implement the Gap Year 2017 programme starting September to allow undergraduates to take a year off from studying to pursue their interests.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the practice, which was common abroad, would affect eight universities.

“These students can take a year off to gain industrial work experience or pursue their interest in arts. The universities can also make it as their programme. It can be a part of the National Service Training Programme,” he said after delivering a speech during the Amanat 2017 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

Idris said the ministry was looking into working with the police, army or the Immigration Department on the programme.

He said among the universities that would take part in the programme were Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universi…

Borang Permohonan Pendaftaran Skim 1 Pelajar 1 Perniagaan SSM

PENDAFTARAN PERNIAGAAN SECARA PERCUMA MELALUI SKIM 1PELAJAR 1PERNIAGAAN Berkuatkuasa 1 Januari 2017, pelajar Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Awam/Swasta (IPTA/S) yang ingin mendaftarkan perniagaan mereka dengan Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) di bawah Akta Pendaftaran Perniagaan 1956 akan dikecualikan daripada dikenakan sebarang bayaran.

Inisiatif ini diberikan melalui geran RM10 juta yang telah diperuntukkan khas oleh SSM yang mana ia akan dibahagikan sebanyak 1 juta setiap tahun bagi tempoh 10 tahun.

Melalui geran tersebut setiap pelajar yang memohon hanya layak sekali sahaja mendaftarkan perniagaan sama ada di bawah milikan tunggal (nama perniagaan menggunakan nama sendiri seperti di kad pengenalan atau nama tred) ataupun perniagaan perkongsian menggunakan nama tred untuk tempoh satu tahun sahaja.

Tanpa geran yang diberikan ini, golongan pelajar berkenaan wajib membayar fi pendaftaran perniagaan seperti berikut:
a) Perniagaan milikan tunggal menggunakan nama sendiri seperti di kad…

Ignorant UIA student claimed all English words are taken from Arabic

Erna Mahyuni wrote on Malay Mail Online in a piece titled "When local universities make our children stupid":I had an online encounter yesterday with a UIA student who did not seem to understand the concept of academic rigour.

Tweeting from the account @IIUMsterdam, the student glibly stated: "semua words english diambil dari bahasa Arab. English takda sejarah" (All English words are taken from Arabic. English has no history)

When pressed for a source, said student replied it was from the book Malayonesia written by Mat Rofa Ismail. Upon being asked why Mat Rofa, a math professor, would be writing about linguistics history, the student said that Mat Rofa was "strong in metaphysics."

I might sound like an old person but the question must be asked: "What are they teaching kids in school these days?"

One thing academics has in common with journalism is the discipline of verification. A single source is not enough, and said source must be vetted.

U…

The Art of Healing by Medical Students - Annual Inter-varsity IMU Art Competition

THE ART OF HEALING BY MEDICAL STUDENTSIMU encourages students to express ideas on healing and health through art
Kuala Lumpur, 3 January 2017 – Medical students from eleven colleges and universities participated in the annual inter-varsity IMU Art Competition that was held recently at the International Medical University (IMU) campus.

Upholding the theme, “Determination”, the art competition saw 19 unique and eye-opening entries competing for 2016’s top honours.

In the end, it was Sim Li Mei from Taylor’s University who clinched the grand prize of RM3,000 with her piece titled, ‘Willpower’. The art piece depicted a human tower built upon family support, followed by nurses, doctors and surgeons in providing hope to heal the patient.

“Art teaches me to see things in a wider scope and be more conscious with my surroundings. In my opinion, the competition has challenged us to use art to express our thoughts and feelings on the given theme and taught us to look at healing and health from …

Jadual Waktu Tarikh Peperiksaan UPSR 2017 Exam Date Calendar

JADUAL WAKTU PEPERIKSAAN UJIAN PENCAPAIAN SEKOLAH RENDAH 2017 Sumber: LEMBAGA PEPERIKSAAN KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA