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The Importance of Earth Sciences Education

The Importance of Earth Sciences Education

Are we learning enough about our Earth and its processes? Dr Afroz Ahmad Shah explains why it is important for us to educate and increase awareness about earth sciences.

A Carbon Tax World: Opportunity or Obligation?

A Carbon Tax World: Opportunity or Obligation?

With increasing CO2 emission and nature taking its toll, it is time for us to shoulder the responsibilities. by Brian Peng Weng Kung I was sitting on a beach when I saw a half-empty bottle of mineral water swept towards the shore. Have you ever […]

Internationalising the national education system via the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI)

Internationalising the national education system via the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI)

Tunku Munawirah Putra, the Honorary Secretary of Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE), explains why she thinks that Science and Mathematics should be taught in English.

Revealing the reality of PPSMI

Revealing the reality of PPSMI

Teaching of Mathematics and Science in English (PPSMI), the brainchild of then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, was implemented in 2003. Try picturing us 30 years on after the abolishment of the PPSMI, what…

Free Range/Organic Eggs

Free Range/Organic Eggs

Is it as “green and clean” as it marketed to be, or is there a sinister secret good-intentioned consumers are unaware of?

University Rankings: To be or not to be

University Rankings: To be or not to be

The rapid growth in the demand of access to higher education has sparked the demand for information on academic quality across the globe. The university rankings system has so far served as a rough guide to help prospective students make informed choices. Besides, the lucrative business in the higher education sector has induced global competition to attract the highest quantity and quality of students, and the university rankings system has assumed one of the key roles in achieving this prospect.