Education

SJKC Pulai Bags USD1000 Regional Award 1

Who would have thought that the intention to participate in an international competition for fun would lead to SJK (C) Pulai getting second place at the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan Energy Saving Device (ESD) Award organised by the Southeast Asian Education Ministers of Education (SEAMEO). Kulai District Education Officer, Ishak Mahbob announced the victory at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 49th Southeast Asian Education Ministerial Council (SEAMEC) Conference. Their science

The Booming Increase of International Schools in Johor 1

The recent years have seen an increase in the number of international schools in Johor Bahru. Despite the gargantuan amount the fees may come up to, the number of international schools are still rising, being a popular choice among parents, with there being more than 10 international schools in Johor. Despite the big-talk of the impressive features and aspects offered to students by these schools, there has been discussion and

Gadgets Taking Over Schools 1

The bold move to allow school students to bring mobile gadgets to school starting from next year is being accepted with mixed feelings. The motion permits the use of devices such as laptops and tablets, excluding mobile phones. Education Minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the decision to allow the use of portable devices at more than 10,000 schools in the country is in the final stage of discussion. The

Marlborough College Malaysia Appoints New Master 1

The Marlborough College Malaysia Council was delighted to appoint Alan Stevens as Master of Marlborough College Malaysia, in November 2016.  Stevens succeeded Robert Pick, the Founding Master, who has led the College during its first five years and has been associated with Marlborough for 37 years. Alan Stevens together with his wife, Heather, will join Marlborough College Malaysia ahead of the Michaelmas Term of 2017 from Barnard Castle School, an

Fortune Global 500 Companies Look to Emerging Economies for Growth

The most recent of these moves took place in May 2017, when Malaysia’s Al Bukhary International University and Turkey’s Ibn Haldun University signed an agreement to work on a collaborative education programme. Set to begin in September 2017, the arrangement will see greater academic cooperation between the two countries, with the goal of fostering cultural as well as educational links. This followed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) undertaken between Malaysia

First Cohort of UoRM Graduated 1

Mortarboards flew in the air as the first cohort of 20 students from University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) graduated at its campus in EduCity, Iskandar Puteri. The inaugural graduation ceremony saw the cohorts who began their undergraduate programme in Finance and Business Management at Henley Business School Malaysia and 9 Malaysian students completing postgraduate degrees at the University of Reading in United Kingdom. Ooi Dai Jing was presented with EduCity

Near RM1 billion Investment for Education in Forest City

Forest City master developer, Country Garden Pacific View (CGPV) will invest RM935 million to build its first International School, Shattuck St. Mary’s Forest City. Scheduled to be built in three phases, they are expecting to open their doors to the first 150 students by August 2018. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, CGPV Executive Director, Datuk Md Othman Yusof expects the school to have a positive impact on the township. “The

Annual Sports Carnival Celebrates School Children

Johor-based non-government organisation, Anbum AaTharavum (AAa) that conducts youth enrichment activities for Indian schoolchildren in Johor Bharu, Pasir Gudang and Kulai, recently held their fifth annual sports carnival; the Temples and Churches Community Shield 2017 in Educity Sports Complex, Iskandar Puteri. The event this year saw the biggest number of participations with 764 students from 25 secondary schools competing against each other in the football and netball tournament. The non-political,

Shattuck-St.Mary to Set the Education Foundation of Forest City

Forest City recently announced its collaboration with Shattuck-St. Mary (SSM), an educational institution that has established themselves in Minnesota, USA as early as 1858. Graham Gamble, the Head of SSM Forest City is expecting 150 students ranging from pre-school to high school in its first year. “The school will offer a diverse array of facilities to support academic potential, athletic abilities as well as artistic pursuits,” said Graham adding that

IMELC Continues to Create Awareness on Low Carbon Society

This year, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ) and SWM Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM) continue to create awareness on Low Carbon Society as they co-organised the fifth Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC). Launched by Datuk Haji Ayub Bin Rahmat, Chairman of Johor State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee, the challenge involved the participation of 34,000 students from 346 primary schools within