Education

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

Five Aspiring Basketballers to Represent Johor 2

For the very first time, the Jr. NBA Malaysia presented by Dutch Lady expanded its programme to Johor after successfully returning to Malaysia for the fourth consecutive year. The Jr. NBA Malaysia programme reached more than 6,000 boys and girls at over 200 schools for local basketball talents to attend the Jr. NBA Selection Camp in Kuala Lumpur, moving them one-step closer to being named as the 2017 Jr. NBA

Alleviating the Level of Education 1

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) recently organised its annual one day SPM Motivational Talk for 120 selected students from 4 secondary schools within Gelang Patah area. The event, held at Lecture Hall, Educity Multivarsity Complex, Iskandar Puteri was a joint-effort between PTP and Johor Bahru Education Department. The programme equipped the students with learning techniques and motivated them to be well-prepared for the examination. Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of

Young Programmers Battle for Top Prize

It was a proud moment for the team from SMK Bandar Tenggara 2, Kota Tinggi, Johor when they bagged the top prize of RM1000 for the Robocar category at the UTM-KEJORA iCARE Robotic Programming League 2017. The programme was jointly organised by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara and the iCARE researchers. The competition which is now entering its seventh year, aimed to attract students to venture into programming.

Gadgets in School?

The Ministry of Education’s recent proposal to allow gadgets and electronic devices in schools to help teaching and learning process needs to be further reviewed to ensure that it is beneficial to the educational institutions. Johor State Health, Environment, Education and Information Executive Committee chairman, Datuk Ayub Rahmat at the launch of ‘Program Kasihi Pekebun Kecil’ in Pogoh Tengah said that thorough study should be done before finalising the move.

Sun Tzu Art of War

Universal Business Academy (UBA) recently held a public programme at Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with Titian Sedaya Consulting Sdn. Bhd on Sun Tzu’s strategies.  Several workshops were held whereby the attendees applied Sun Tzu’s ideas and strategies into their current business issues and were pleased to unravel fresh ideas and approaches that could be applied to their market. The workshop was facilitated by researcher and business thought leader, Philip Tan.

Untold Tales of Reality

KOMAS Freedom Film Fest (FFF) made a comeback this year and its first showcase down-south recently commenced at Southern University College that featured a series of short films entitled ‘Ida’s Choice’, ‘Kisah Ayahku’, and ‘Lak Boh Ki/Drop Nowhere’. As the Freedom Film Fest have been centering ideas around basic human rights and bringing up social issues happening around us as an eye-opener to the audiences, the trio short films produced