May 28th, 2014

Cadang latih semula 65,000 guru BI

Johor Bahru: Kementerian Pendidikan bercadang melatih semula 65,000 guru Bahasa Inggeris (BI) bagi meningkatkan penguasaan bahasa itu dalam kalangan pelajar.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, berkata pada tahun ini, 20,000 guru akan menjalani latihan dan kursus kemahiran, berbanding hanya 5,000 tahun lalu.


Beliau yang juga Menteri Pendidikan, berkata usaha itu penting untuk meningkatkan kualiti dan mutu pengajaran BI seiring dengan Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia (PPPM).

“Usaha kementerian adalah bagi memastikan pelajar bukan sahaja dapat menguasai Bahasa Malaysia, malah turut dapat menguasai BI dan perkara itu turut menjadi harapan ibu bapa.

“Pada masa sama, kita juga akan memberi fokus untuk peningkatan penguasaan subjek Sains dan Matematik,” katanya berucap pada Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan Akademik Sekolah Tun Fatimah (STF) 2014 di sini, semalam.

Muhyiddin berkata, PPPM yang dilancarkan tahun lalu untuk meningkatkan sistem pendidikan negara mendapat sambutan baik dalam kalangan rakyat.

PPPM dirancang secara strategik dengan mengambil kira pandangan hampir 70,000 orang menerusi sesi perbincangan, memorandum dan bengkel yang turut membabitkan penyertaan pakar dari dalam dan luar negara.

Dalam perkembangan berkaitan, Muhyiddin mengumumkan peruntukan RM7 juta kepada STF dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke-11 (RMK-11) bagi pembinaan dewan serbaguna dan sebuah blok asrama empat tingkat yang baharu.

Berita Harian Nasional 2014/05/28 - 08:05:00 AM

65,000 guru BI dilatih semula

JOHOR BAHRU 27 Mei - Kementerian Pendidikan akan melatih semula sehingga 65,000 guru Bahasa Inggeris (BI) pada masa akan datang dalam usaha mempertingkatkan kemahiran dan penguasaan bahasa antarabangsa itu dalam kalangan pelajar.



Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin berkata, pada tahun lalu, 5,000 guru telah dilatih semula manakala pada tahun ini, 20,000 orang bakal dilatih dalam usaha mencapai hasrat tersebut.

Beliau yang juga Menteri Pendidikan berkata, usaha tersebut penting dalam meningkatkan mutu dan kualiti Bahasa Inggeris seiring dengan pelaksanaan Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia (PPPM) 2013-2025.

"Penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris dalam kalangan generasi muda khususnya pelajar sekolah adalah amat penting malah perkara ini turut menjadi keutamaan bagi setiap ibu bapa.

"Pihak kementerian akan turut memberi fokus kepada usaha meningkatkan kualiti dan mutu pembelajaran bagi subjek Sains dan Matematik," katanya dalam Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan Akademik Sekolah Tun Fatimah (STF) 2014 di sini hari ini.

Yang turut hadir, Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin; Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pendidikan, Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi negeri, Md. Jais Sarday dan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Ismail Karim.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, kementerian juga mahu melahirkan generasi pelajar yang bukan sahaja cemerlang secara akademik, malah bersifat holistik yang turut merangkumi pembangunan modal insan.

"Untuk membangunkan generasi yang cemerlang secara keseluruhan, kita tidak boleh hanya memberi penekanan terhadap kecemerlangan akademik, ia perlu diikuti dengan pembangunan sahsiah, etika dan nilai moral tinggi," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, beliau turut mengucapkan tahniah kepada STF yang berjaya muncul Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) Terbaik dalam Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2013 sekali gus menerima tujuh Anugerah Platinum dan tiga Anugerah Perak selain Anugerah Emas hasil pencapaian semua A dalam Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) tahun lalu.

Kementerian turut bersetuju memberi peruntukan RM7.7 juta kepada STF dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kesebelas (RMK-11) bagi pembinaan sebuah dewan serbaguna dan blok asrama yang baharu. MOHD. KHAIRUL MOHD. ALI pengarang@utusan.com.my Utusan/Dalam_Negeri/20140528

Retraining for 65,000 English teachers

JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry aims to retrain up to 65,000 English teachers nation­­wide to improve the teaching quality of the subject.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said 5,000 teachers were retrained last year and 20,000 would be involved this year.

He was speaking to reporters during the excellence awards function at Sekolah Tun Fatimah here on May 27.

Muhyiddin also said that other than English, the ministry also hoped to focus on improving the standard of Science and Mathematics among students.

“Another aspect would be to ensure that our students are also active in extra-curricular activities as academic qualifications alone will not be enough to generate holistic students,” he said.

During the event, Muhyiddin allocated about RM7.8mil to the school, which will be channelled towards the building of a multi-purpose hall and a four-storey dormitory.

Earlier, in Batu Pahat, Muhyiddin said the Government would always give the best infrastructure and technology to help police in protecting the country.

He said police were facing challenging times amidst the development that was taking place, besides rapid social growth.

He said the police force should be given the best infrastructure so that it could perform its best.

“Better logistics with comfortable infrastructure is needed to nurture the police into a world-class force,” he said after opening the new Batu Pahat district police headquarters.

Muhyiddin stressed that history had shown that the police had never failed in giving their utmost in protecting the public. DESIREE TRESA GASPER AND MOHD FARHAAN SHAH The STAR News Nation 28/05/2014

DPM: 65,000 English language teachers to undergo training

JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry plans to re-train about 65,000 English language teachers for the future in an effort to strengthen its usage among students.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said for this year a total of 20,000 teachers will be re-trained for this purpose.

"This re-training of English is in-line with the Malaysian Education Development Plan 2013 - 2015," he said.

Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said this at the Sekolah Tun Fatimah's Academic Excellence Awards ceremony here today.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin
arrive at Sekolah Tun Fatimah ahead of the school's Academic Excellence Awards ceremony. Pix by Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin.



Ben Tan | news@nst.com.my  New Straits Times Latest News 27 May 2014
 

Perak Sultan passes away

PETALING JAYA: Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah passed away at 1.30pm, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.

His passing was announced by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

“It is with deep regret that I have to announce the passing of our beloved Sultan,” he said during a live telecast over RTM.

Zambry said the Sultan would be laid to rest at the royal mausoleum in Kuala Kangsar after Asar prayers on Thursday.

Born on April 19, 1928, in Batu Gajah, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah ascended to the throne on Dec 9, 1985.

A Sultan for nearly three decades, he was 86 years old and is survived by his wife Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Bainun, as well as a son, Raja Muda of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and three daughters, Dato’ Seri Raja Azureen, Raja Eleena and Raja Yong Sofia. Another son, Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak Datuk Seri Raja Ashman Shah passed away on March 30, 2012.

The Sultan became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from April 26, 1989 until April 25,1994.

Sultan Azlan Shah received his early education at the Government English School in Batu Gajah before continuing his studies at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

He went on to read law at Nottingham University and was later conferred the Bachelor of Law in 1953, and admitted to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn on Nov 23, 1954.

Upon completing his education, Sultan Azlan Shah returned to Malaysia where he first served as the Assistant State Secretary of Perak.

His career in the legal service thereafter was a long and illustrious one, and in 1965, the then 37-year-old was elevated to the Bench of the High Court of Malaya as the youngest judge in the Commonwealth.

In 1973, he was appointed as a Federal Court Judge and six years later, in 1979, he became Chief Justice of the High Court, an office which he held until his appointment as the Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia on Nov 12, 1982.

On July 1, 1983, he was made Raja Muda of Perak (Crown Prince).

Among his hobbies were hockey and golfing.

The Sultan was known for his contributions to Malaysia’s institutes of higher learning, and was also the Royal Patron of many student, graduate, professional and charitable clubs and associations.

As a token of appreciation, the orchid Doritinosis Sultan Azlan Shah was named after the ruler. The orchid won the “Best Plant” award in its category during the Domestic Tourism Expo of Perak in 1992. MICHELLE TAM The STAR Home News Nation 28/05/2014