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Better-educated Malaysians won’t struggle with higher living costs - Najib

Malay Mail Online: Malaysians who have higher academic qualifications are unlikely to struggle with higher living costs, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. He added that most Malaysians struggling now is because they only have formal schooling up to SPM or Form Five at most and lacked skills that could land them better-paying jobs. “One of the biggest reasons for high living costs pressures is because the people still have low education levels. “If we only have SPM qualification and do not have a diploma, degree or skills, we won't be able to get jobs that pay well,” Najib said in the Dewan Rakyat. One crucial fact he forgot to mention yet everyone knows better than him: GST's implementation is the direct factor contributing to the recent rise in living costs.

Annual Expenditure of Malaysia National Service (NS) / Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN) 2004 - 2015

Perbelanjaan Program Latihan Khidmat Negara ( PLKN) 2004 - 2015 Ong Kian Ming: Dari Parlimen: RM7.5 bilion telah dibelanjakan untuk PLKN sejak 2004. RM408 juta dibelanjakan pada 2015 walaupun PLKN tidak dijalankan... In January 2015 when the Prime Minister announced that PLKN was skipped for one year in 2015, one of the reasons cited was to save a RM400 million budget. JLKN HQ : KENYATAAN AKHBAR PENANGGUHAN PLKN TAHUN 2015 Jabatan Latihan Khidmat Negara ( JLKN ) akur dengan keputusan kerajaan yang telah diumumkan oleh Perdana Menteri bahawa Program Latihan Khidmat Negara ( PLKN ) ditangguhkan pada tahun 2015 bagi memberi penjimatan kepada kerajaan sebanyak RM400 juta. Penangguhan PLKN 2015 dapat memberi ruang kepada JLKN untuk mengkaji semula dan menambahbaik program melalui Transformasi PLKN yang akan dilaksanakan nanti. Transformasi PLKN, bertujuan untuk merumus pendekatan yang terbaik bagi Program Latihan Khidmat Negara. Lab juga telah ditetapkan pada bulan depan bagi mem

Careers Unlocked! Career Awareness Program by PFAA and Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM)

Careers Unlocked! Career Awareness Program About 1st Careers Unlocked! Careers Unlocked! is a one-day career awareness program organized by PFAA and Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM) for secondary school leavers, and Form 5 students. It is also open to the public. Potentially the first of its kind, this program aspires to enlighten secondary school students about their career options and the varying paths to achieve them conducted by young professionals who have started their professional careers in many industries. Careers Unlocked! will also feature the Minister of Education, Dato' Seri Mahdzir Khalid to deliver the keynote address. We aspire to inspire school students and school leavers with many career options and paths to achieve them. About PFAA PFAA members are alumni of Perdana Fellows Programme , a programme established by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2013. The Perdana Fellows Programme provides young Malaysians first-hand experience in matters of nationa

15,000 English Teachers to Attend 6-Month English Upskilling Programme

Erican Professional Upskilling of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) programme The Star Online: The 15,000 English teachers, who were found ill-equipped to teach the subject, have been sent for training, said Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon. “We have been sending these teachers for training since 2013,” said Chong, referring to the Professional Upskilling of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) programme. Teachers who failed to obtain the desired scores in the Cambridge Placement Test and British Council’s Aptis English test, he said, would be sent to training for six months. How did these English teacher graduates and get hired as English teachers in the first place? As a result of the sliding proficiency, the ministry, he said, had reversed its policy to teach Mathematics and Science in English in 2012. “Schools are given more freedom now. Those which are ready, can choose to teach in English. My final wish is to see all schools adopting the English medium

University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Sells RM8,750 Anti-hysteria Kit

Malay Mail Online: A public university is selling an anti-hysteria kit comprising everyday items like chopsticks, salt, lime, vinegar, pepper spray, and formic acid for a whopping RM8,750 that it claims can ward off “evil spirits”. Several local Malay dailies reported today Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) as saying that the kit, which took three years to produce, was created to address hysteria afflicting young students, typically a condition of exaggerated or uncontrollable emotions.[...] This is not the first time UMP has snatched headlines for its apparent interest and research in supernatural elements. In March, through its Committee for Advanced Studies in Witchcraft Law, the university formulated a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to combat the use of witchcraft. It was an old news items but recently was widely shared on social media. I guess as students are applying for local public universities via UPU, students tend to research more about the universities and cou

Malaysia's 3 Courses Top 50 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh: 13 subjects, Top 100 in the world. 3 in the Top 50. TAHNIAH & CONGRATULATIONS While we all know what is Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Development Studies is lesser known. Here is the official introduction of Master of Development Studies at Universiti Malaya (UM) offered by the Economics and Administration faculty - it is worth noting that Development Studies is a major of Bachelor of Economics degree: Master of Development Studies The Master of Development Studies equips students with knowledge and tools for understanding and researching today’s development issues. The coursework of this programme lays the foundation for studying development in multidisciplinary perspective, covering theoretical and practical aspects. We address contemporary challenges arising from globalization, and transition students to the dissertation portion of the program through training in research metho

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016: UM Ranked Top Among Malaysian Universities

The Star Online: Universiti Malaya (UM) is the best performing Malaysian institution in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. It ranked 30th and 37th in the Development Studies and Electrical and Electronic Engineering categories respectively. University of Malaya: The results are in! UM reached another milestone in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject as Development Studies crossed the top 30 barrier while Electrical Engineering hit number 37. Congratulations to all who contributed to this remarkable achievement.

MPM: Larangan Memakai dan Membawa Masuk Jam Tangan Semasa Menduduki Peperiksaan STPM & MUET

Ban on wearing watches during STPM & MUET effective immediately Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia: Pemberitahuan Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Larangan Memakai dan Membawa Masuk Jam Tangan Semasa Menduduki Peperiksaan Berkuat kuasa mulai peperiksaan Penggal 2 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 2016 dan ujian Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Sesi Julai 2016 , calon yang menduduki peperiksaan STPM dan MUET adalah dilarang untuk memakai dan membawa masuk jam tangan ke dalam bilik/dewan peperiksaan dan semasa menduduki peperiksaan di bilik/dewan peperiksaan. Calon boleh merujuk pada jam dinding yang disediakan di bilik/dewan peperiksaan semasa peperiksaan berlangsung. Larangan ini adalah bertujuan untuk mencegah kes salah laku dalam kalangan calon, berikutan terdapatnya alat perhubungan dan kamera yang menyerupai jam tangan mutakhir ini. Badan-badan peperiksaan besar lain di dunia telah melaksanaka

Government Saves RM240 Million a Year Cancelling KPM Bursary

Malaysiakini: The government saves RM240 million a year by cancelling 744 scholarships for overseas studies. This is an average RM322,580.65 per student, a written parliamentary reply today revealed. This far exceeds the cost of sponsoring a student for tertiary studies in Malaysia. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman in her written reply, said it costs up to RM12,690 to sponsor a student at a local varsity. Overseas scholarships cost at least RM38,155 a year, depending on the course and country, she said. There was wide public outcry following media reports that the Public Service Department was cutting overseas scholarships . Biasiswa JPA KPM Bursary Scholarships The critic made an obvious yet overlooked point on why this cancellation of KPM Bursary is such a big deal: Critics of the move said it widely affects non-bumiputera students who cannot afford to self-fund their studies at top universities abroad, while bumiputera students can stil

University Day 2016 @ IMU Nurturing 21st Century Learners

UNIVERSITY DAY 2016 @ IMU NURTURING 21ST CENTURY LEARNERS A celebration of IMU milestones and achievements Left to right: Prof Vishna Devi a/p V Nadarajah, Dean of IMU Teaching and Learning; Associate Prof Kang Yew Beng, Associate Director of IMU e-learning; Associate Prof Sharifah Sulaiha Hj Syed Aznal, Associate Dean of Clinical Learning for IMU Teaching Learning Committee and Mr. Ismail, Vice President of Medicine for Student Representative Council during the 21st Century Learner’s forum. Kuala Lumpur, 18 March 2016 – International Medical University (IMU) celebrated its University Day recently. Established in 1992 as International Medical College (IMC), IMU University Day is an annual event celebrated to commemorate its university status conferred in 1999.  The auspicious event was especially meaningful as it comes just a year before the University marks its 25th anniversary as the premier private medical education institution in Malaysia. Among the noted attendees were

MP Wanted Matriculation to be Terminated

Utusan Online: Ahli Parlimen pembangkang meminta supaya program matrikulasi dihapuskan meskipun sistem berkenaan telah terbukti berkesan sebagai persediaan kepada pelajar golongan bumiputera sebelum melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat ijazah pertama. Dr. Siti Mariah Mahmud (PAN-Kota Raja) berkata, program berkenaan sepatutnya digantikan de­ngan tingkatan enam sahaja meman­da­ng­kan pelajar daripada program tersebut masih tidak cukup matang untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat universiti. “Saya mahu membawa cadangan mengenai tingkatan enam, sebagai bekas pensyarah selama 14 tahun di universiti, saya dapat membezakan kualiti pelajar yang datang daripada tingkatan enam dan matrikulasi. “Saya sedar matrikulasi adalah jalan pintas untuk meningkatkan jumlah pelajar bumiputera di universiti berbanding tingkatan enam, adakah kerajaan melihat semula kerelevanan sistem ini, biarkan ada satu tingkatan enam sahaja yang menghasilkan penuntut lebih matang dan bersedia ke universiti,” katanya.

Tarikh-Tarikh Penting Permohonan UPU 2016/2017

Tarikh-Tarikh Penting Permohonan UPU 2016/2017 Siaran Iklan 17 Januari - 6 Mac 2016 Jualan No. Unik ID 18 Januari - 4 April 2016 Permohonan 18 January - 5 April 2016 Semakan Panggilan Temu Duga (Lepasan SPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-2 April 2016 Hebahan Keputusan Bagi Permohonan Kemasukan Ke UA/Politeknik Premier (Lepasan SPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-2 Mei 2016 Semakan Panggilan Temu Duga Bukan Pendidikan Dan Ujian MEDSI (Lepasan STPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-3 Mei 2016 Hebahan Keputusan Bagi Permohonan Kemasukan Ke Politeknik Konvensional/Metro, Kolej Kommuniti & ILKA (Lepasan SPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-4 Mei 2016 Permohonan Rayuan (Lepasan SPM/Setaraf) Minggu Akhir Mei 2016 (Rayuan dalam tempoh 5 hari) Hebahan Keputusan Rayuan  (Lepasan SPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-2 Jun 2016 Semakan Panggilan Temu Duga Pendidikan (Lepasan STPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-2 Jun 2016 Hebahan Keputusan (Lepasan STPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-2 Ogos 2016 Permohonan Rayuan (Lepasan STPM/Setaraf) Minggu Ke-2 O

SOLS 24/7 Malaysia Transform It Campaign Launch

Launch of the Transform it campaign Transforming electronic waste into opportunities for Malaysia Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur (7th March 2016).- SOLS Tech, the technological division of the award-winning humanitarian organization SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, has launched its innovative campaign Transform it . The project aims at collecting and transforming old electronic devices and donating them to underserved communities in Malaysia. Transform it is a partnership between HP, Heriot-Watt University in Malaysia (HWUM) and AIESEC SU at HWUM. The campaign encourages people to donate their old computers to reuse, refurbish and recycle them for free, with the goal of making technology accessible to all Malaysians. At the same time, students and staff of HWUM who give their old devices at the drop-off points will earn discounts from HP for purchasing new computers and laptops. Tim Spijker COO of SOLS 24/7 Malaysia expressed his joy for the start of this campaign, which gathers the core

Pengenalan Rasmi Tingkatan Enam / STPM

Latar Belakang Tingkatan Enam telah mula beroperasi di sekolah-sekolah menengah harian bantuan penuh kerajaan lebih daripada 50 tahun dahulu. Murid-murid yang telah menamatkan pengajian menengah atas dan telah menduduki peperiksaan Siji Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), layak ditawarkan untuk meneruskan pendidikan pasca menengah iaitu Tingkatan Enam, jika menepati syarat-syarat umum dan khusus bagi jurusan, selama 3 penggal. Terdapat dua aliran yang ditawarkan untuk Tingkatan Enam di sekolah menengah harian iaitu aliran Sains Sosial (Kemanusiaan dan Agama) dan aliran Sains. Syarat Kemasukan Syarat umum bagi kemasukan ke Tingkatan Enam ialah lulus SPM dengan mendapat kepujian bagi mata pelajaran Bahasa Malaysia.  Bagi melayakkan murid ke aliran Sains Sosial, jumlah mata unit bagi tiga mata pelajaran yang terbaik mestilah tidak melebihi 12, aliran Sains tidak melebihi 18 mata unit, manakala bagi aliran Agama tidak melebihi 14. Semua tawaran kemasukan dibuat secara atas talian dan  calon

Is KPM Bursary Still Being Offered in 2016 for SPM 2015?

Update April 2016: PSD has just announced that 250 KPM Bursary scholarships with be offered for SPM 2015 students with 9A+ and above for local studies . This is the last year of KPM Bursary for SPM students. Next year onwards there will not be any KPM Bursary for SPM 2016 students. To answer this question, one needs to look back at the P rime Minister's announcement related to JPA scholarships during the recalibration of Malaysia Budget 2016 in late January 2016. Four government / JPA scholarship programmes are specifically highlighted by the Finance Minister in his speech: Program Biasiswa Nasional 2016 Top 20 SPM students will be sponsored to the top universities overseas. Biasiswa JPA Program Khas Kejuruteraan Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman 2016 200 SPM scorers will be sponsored to study engineering courses at the top universities at these countries. Application currently opens until 5PM on March 10, 2016. Program Lepasan KPM Bursary 2016 744 SPM 2013 and

Semak Syarat Akademik ke IPTA (UPU)

Semak Syarat Akademik ke IPTA (UPU) Isikan 12 digit no. MyKAD Sila masukkan nama Sila masukkan emel Sila masukkan nombor telefon Pilih kategori: (STPM/Setaraf, SPM/Setaraf) Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar (BPKP), Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi (JPT), Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT)

Take SPM Sesusasteraan Cina for Easier A+ Urges Deputy Education Minister II

The Star Online: Chinese students are encouraged to take the SPM Chinese Literature papers, which is deemed easier to score compared to the Chinese Language subject. Deputy Education Minister II Chong Sin Woon (pic) said Chinese Literature was not popular among the students due to the lack of attention given to the subject. However, he considered the subject an easier one to score A+ because students only have to study several books. The SPM A+ mentality, reinforced by Malaysia Deputy Education Minister. While promoting students to take a less popular subject is not necessary a bad thing, the argument that SPM Sesusasteraan Cina is easier than SPM Bahasa Cina because you just need to "study several books" is not only less convincing but also problematic.

Semak Syarat Akademik ke UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

Semak Syarat Akademik ke UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) Sila masukkan MyKad Sila masukkan nama Sila masukkan emel Sila masukkan no telefon Pilih kategori (STPM/Setaraf, SPM/Setaraf) Selangkah @ Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

9,721 Straight A's in SPM 2015 Results & GPN by States

The Star Online: A total of 9,721 candidates obtained excellent results (Grade A+, A, A-) in all subjects in the 2015 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination, but the overall number fell by 0.25% from 11,289 candidates in 2014. Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the index used to indicate the performance of candidates, the national average grade (GPN), saw a drop for 2015 by 0.07 to 5.15 compared with 5.08 in 2014. A note on national average grade (GPN) : The lower GPN indicates better performance. “The smaller number of candidates who obtained excellent results in all subjects and the drop in GPN is not a significant shortcoming. It is within the permitted range of 3%,” he said at a press conference announcing the analysis of the 2015 SPM results, here, Wednesday. “It also reflects the fluctuations in student performance. The drop is also indicative of the smaller number of candidates who sat for the 2015 SPM, at 440,682 compared with 455,8

Sistem Semakan Syarat Kemasukan Ke Politeknik Premier, Konvensional/METrO

Sistem Semakan Syarat Kemasukan Ke Politeknik Premier, Konvensional/METrO Sila masukan no kad pengenalan  (No KP) tanpa simbol dash ( - ). cth: 970304115679 Masukan gred untuk setiap mata pelajaran SPM Tekan butang semak Dibangunkan oleh Bahagian Pengambilan Pelajar Politeknik, Jabatan Pendidikan Politeknik. Sistem Semakan Syarat Kemasukan Ke Politeknik Premier, Konvensional/METrO

Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Programme 2016/2017

Bank Negara Malaysia | Central Bank of Malaysia (Official): Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Programme 2016 / 2017 Nurturing Excellent Talent The online application for BNM Scholarship 2016 / 2017 will be made available starting 3rd March 2016. Closing dates for Biasiswa Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) 9 March 2016: Bank Negara Malaysia Kijang Emas & Kijang Scholarships for Pre-University 30 April 2016: Bank Negara Malaysia Undergraduate Scholarships (Honours) 30 April 2016: Bank Negara Malaysia Postgraduate Scholarships (Master and PhD)