St John’s Institution’s (SJI) Board of Governors claims the transfer of its former principal K. Ravi Chandran was done after careful consideration of various factors.
The Malaysian government needs to be more proactive, instead of reactive, in promoting race relations and unity, especially among the young in schools, says Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Teo Kok Seong.
In the corridors of some of our public institutions – schools; the atavistic desire to ‘eat’ or be ‘eaten’ rears its ugly head every so often, suggesting deeper malaise and that our education system is didactically inadequate, writes seasoned newsman Razak Chik.
Senior educator Dr Veronica Shepherdson believes international schools in Malaysia should prioritise Bahasa Melayu, as it promotes cultural identity and communication, and will give both local and international students an edge.
The Women’s Centre for Change Penang (WCC) urges the government to develop a suitable sex education curriculum, adding teachers should be well-trained, while parents and guardians play a crucial role in teaching sex education.
It is extraordinary in this day and age, that some schools insist on parents lining up for hours to buy school books, when online sales are an option.
More non-Chinese students are enrolling in Chinese vernacular schools, while non-Malays are shying away from national schools. At this rate, will Chinese vernacular schools soon be Malaysia’s ‘new’ national school?
The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) hopes the government will turn several schools into vaccination centres that will strictly cater for students wanting to get their Covid-19 vaccination shots before schools reopen in October.
Schools will revert to online learning later this month but before children are allowed back in schools, the Education Ministry needs to relook the standard operating procedures as there were nearly 24,000 cases among pre-teens this year.
Youth football coach N. Rada Krishnan says children must be allowed time to build their stamina after long hiatus from sports, adding they should not be playing in any competition or friendlies for the next two months.
There are parents who encourage their children to pick up sports but many others claim there is no future in sports. Yet they question why Malaysia does not have enough talents.
Auditor Mohamad Zaharani Maulud and wife, Morlizawati Ghazali have invested money, time and energy coaching students hockey over the past few years as they hope more children adopt a healthy lifestyle and be encouraged to pick up sports.
Kuala Lumpur Education Department director Zainal Abas admits children have been rather inactive throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as he hopes the Malaysia Schools Sports Council (MSSM) meet will eventually be held in September.