KUCHING: The state Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research will seek funding from the federal government to train almost 3,000 teachers statewide to teach English as a medium of instruction for Mathematics and Science in primary schools from January next year. Its minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin (pix) said he would meet with Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik in Putrajaya tomorrow on the matter, which would see Sarawak becoming the first state to implement it. “I urge teachers and parents to support the programme to be implemented across the board, which if successful, will be extended to the Form One students later,” he said when officiating at the state-level Science and Maths Quiz (SMQ) at the UCSI Kuching Isthmus campus here today. It was previously reported that with the exception of Chinese medium schools, a total of 1,265 primary schools throughout the state will start using English for Maths and Science, and a total of 2,657 teachers need to be … [Read more...] about Sarawak to seek federal funding to train almost 3,000 teachers
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SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?