The 7th International Student Leaders Conference (JISLC 2020) held at KSL Hotel & Resort Johor Bahru had seen over 1,200 students both local and international from Indonesia, South Korea, Somalia and Japan participating in the conference organised by Johor Student Leaders Council (JSLC) Cohort 10.
Under the theme “Defying Gravity: Igniting Unity”, the conference was officiated by former Deputy Minister of Education, Teo Nie Ching. The conference acted as a platform for youths to voice out their opinions and expand their horizon on critical global issues. Teo stressed the importance of having excellent command of the English Language and informed about the launch of the ‘English Language Education Reform in Malaysia: The Roadmap 2015-2020’ initiatives such as the Highly Immersive Programme (HIP), the Professional Enhancement in Schools Programme (PPKBIS) and the Dual Language Programme (DLP) under the Ministry of Education Malaysia to improve the English language proficiency among Malaysian students.
In her speech, she calls for the youth to be wiser in using the benefits of social media and smart devices in acquiring information occurring all over the world. “I would like to remind you to be responsible on whatever you post or share. You will one day be the policy makers for this country, educationists and leaders in business, science and technology. It is also very important as the future leaders, for you to hold the values of integrity, trustworthy and honesty,” she said, addressing the participants of the conference and the youth as a whole.
Previously as reported by JohorKini, Teo has made a firm call for students to be more responsible in sharing news via social media citing “students should not take part as unpaid journalists by sharing fake news” which extends to the parents as well.