SMK Pengkalan Chepa II ditutup kerana histeria

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SEORANG pelajar diberikan rawatan oleh dua guru selepas diserang histeria di SMK Pengkalan Chepa II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, semalam. 

 

KOTA BHARU 13 April – Berikutan lebih 50 pelajar termasuk guru pe­rempuan diserang histeria sejak kelmarin, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Pengkalan Chepa II di sini diarahkan bercuti esok.

Sumber Jabatan Pendidikan negeri ketika dihubungi mengesahkan perkara itu dan memberitahu, para pelajar SMK Pengkalan Chepa II diminta tidak hadir ke sekolah esok kerana diberi ‘cuti peristiwa’.

Katanya, satu sidang akhbar berhubung kejadian itu akan diadakan di sekolah tersebut pada pukul 11 pagi esok.

“Bagi mengatasi perkara ini, kami berpendapat elok sekiranya pelajar tidak berada di sekolah. Walau bagaimanapun, para guru tetap diarahkan bertugas seperti biasa esok,” katanya yang enggan mengulas lanjut.

Difahamkan, kejadian histeria bermula pagi kelmarin selepas seorang pelajar perempuan rebah dan meracau-racau sebelum ‘berjangkit’ kepada beberapa pelajar lain termasuk guru perempuan sehingga menyebabkan sesi pem­belajaran di semua kelas terganggu.

Situasi mencemaskan tersebut dikatakan berlarutan selama tiga hari berturut-turut termasuk hari ini apabila seorang demi seorang pelajar turut diserang perkara sama.

Salah seorang mangsa, Raja Nor Atirah Raja Hurmaishah, 17, memberitahu, dia diserang histeria pagi kelmarin dan ketika kejadian tersebut kedua-dua belah tangannya kebas manakala fikirannya pula jadi tidak menentu.

“Mula-mula tangan kiri dan kanan saya kebas, selepas itu dunia rasa gelap dan fikiran saya rasa berserabut. Saya mula menangis sehingga guru-guru datang menenangkan saya,” katanya ketika ditemui di sini hari ini.

Seorang pelajar lelaki tingkatan tiga yang enggan dikenali pula berkata, sejak kejadian tersebut, rata-rata pelajar berada dalam ketakutan.

“Kami tidak dapat belajar kerana takut. Malah kami tidak berani masuk ke dalam kelas dan hanya duduk di luar kerana beberapa pelajar mendakwa ternampak kelibat ‘lembaga’ dalam kawasan sekolah terutama kelas dan tandas,” katanya

Jabatan Pendidikan negeri juga dikatakan telah menghantar beberapa orang ustaz untuk membantu memberi rawatan kepada pelajar yang diserang histeria manakala pihak sekolah turut mengadakan majlis bacaan al-Quran.

 

Sumber: Utusan Malaysia

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Bekas guru cipta tangan robotik 3D

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Sujana Mohd. Rejab menunjukkan tangan robotik untuk kanak-kanak OKU yang dihasilkan di Kolej Komuniti Taiping, Perak, kelmarin. Bernama

 

TAIPING 13 April – Sikap prihatin dan kreativiti yang ditunjukkan seorang bekas guru sekolah rendah di sini dengan mencipta tangan robotik berasaskan teknologi 3D bagi membantu golongan kurang upaya (OKU) mendapat perhatian dalam kalangan banyak pihak.

Sujana Mohd. Rejab, 48, atau lebih dikenali sebagai Paksu Delta mula mencipta tangan robotik untuk kanak-kanak yang cacat perge­langan tangan sejak dua tahun lepas.

Bagi memperkenalkan lagi hasil ciptaannya itu, Sujana memilih untuk bekerjasama dengan Kolej Komuniti Taiping bagi membantu 20 golongan cacat berdikari.

Projek 20 tangan 3D itu dijangka siap pada September ini, yang akan diberikan kepada 20 kanak-kanak cacat di pergelangan tangan dan tidak memiliki jari termasuk seorang kanak-kanak dari Singapura.

“Saya mereka cipta tangan robotik itu bukan untuk mendapatkan keuntungan sebaliknya untuk membantu memudahkan golongan ini melakukan rutin harian dengan lebih sempurna.

“Niat saya untuk membantu kanak-kanak istimewa ini agar mereka dapat menjalani kehidupan seharian selain membuatkan mereka berasa yakin untuk berhadapan dengan orang ramai,” katanya ketika ditemui di Kolej Komuniti Tai­ping di sini semalam.

Sujana yang tidak mempunyai latar belakang dalam bidang elektro­nik dan mekanikal berkata, beliau belajar dari universiti ‘Google’ dalam menghasilkan reka cipta 3D itu.

Beliau berjaya mengumpul bahan dan alatan untuk menghasilkan tangan itu, yang nilainya menjangkau RM20,000 hingga RM30,000.

Beliau menerima sumbangan bahan dari kilang elektronik di seluruh negara termasuk dari Labuan.

“Saya sentiasa mencari dan mengalakkan inovasi baharu di kalangan pelajar yang berminat untuk mengikuti kursus mencipta tangan robotik di samping mampu membantu masyarakat dalam mela­hir­kan inovasi baharu dalam reka cipta berkenaan,” katanya yang berasal dari Kampung Bukit Jana, Kamun­ting, Taiping.

Sujana berkata, masalah kewa­ngan adalah cabaran utama yang dihadapi dalam melaksanakan projek 20 tangan 3D ini dan kerana itu bantuan daripada syarikat diperlukan bagi membantu menjadikan rekaannya lebih sempurna.

Sementara itu, Pengarah Kolej Komuniti Taiping, Mejar Bersekutu (PA) Haslinda Abd Hamid berkata, pihaknya bersetuju bekerjasama dengan Sujana setelah satu perbincangan dicapai pada Disember tahun lepas.

Beliau berkata, kerjasama ini adalah satu daripada projek tanggungjawab sosial korporat (CSR) yang mempunyai kaitan dengan pengajian teknologi pembuatan yang ditawarkan di kolej ini.

“Kami hanya membantu dari segi kemudahan dan bahan untuk membina tangan robotik itu, Sujana yang dapatkan,” ujarnya. – BERNAMA

 

Sumber: Utusan Malaysia

Non-profit school for underprivileged in Klang adopts self-sustaining model

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SHAH ALAM: Beyond relying on the effort of its staff, volunteers and donations, a religious school for underprivileged students in Klang is making itself self-sustaining by rearing chickens, baking and sewing to generate income.

Wakaf Desa Fahmi’s founder, Dr Kamarolzaman Hajar says the school’s aim is to equip its students with life skills beyond what is typically learnt in classrooms. 217 final year students and academic members from Universiti Teknologi Mara’s Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying (FPSU) recently spent their whole day at Wakaf Fahmi to clean the school, fix its existing chicken coop and fence.

The group also hosted religious activities and an Islamic forum for all participants. The faculty’s CSR program was led by Khalid Yusof.

“The program is meant to train the faculty’s future graduates to become future CSR champions whereby they will lead more community projects for the betterment of our society.

“We chose to conduct the program at Wakaf Fahmi as we believe the outfit has adopted a good model of being a self-sustaining non-profit organization and education centre to benefit orphans, children of single parents as well as underprivileged children.

” The students also raised funds, collected books and sourced for donations in the form of food items for the children. The event was organised by the Centre of Studies for Construction, together with the Alumni of University of Texas, El Paso.

Source: New Straits Times

155 schools in Jerantut and Temerloh to re-open tomorrow

 

KUANTAN, April 12 — The 155 schools in the districts of Temerloh and Jerantut, ordered closed for two days due to the extreme hot weather, will re-open tomorrow.

Pahang Education director Datuk Rosdi Ismail, when contacted, said the directive for the schools to re-open came after the latest temperature recorded in the two districts dropped to 36.1 degrees Celsius.

He said 50,492 students were affected by the temporary closure due to the hot water. — Bernama

Source: Malay Mail

20 teachers needed, 100 apply

 

PETALING JAYA: There will be stiffer competition for Chinese independent school students who wish to become teachers.

The number of Unified Exami­nations Certificate (UEC) holders who applied for teacher training surged nearly four-fold this year compared to 2015, reaching a peak of 100 applicants, reported Sin Chew Daily.

They would have to vie for a place in the 20 PISMP Bachelor of Education spots opened to them since 2011, in conjunction with the 10th Malaysia Plan.

Thought to have ended last year, the initiative was revived by Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon this year.

“Chong has put in a lot of effort to do this. He has been very effective. We want to thank him,” said Dong Zong deputy president Tan Tai Kim who represents the education body which oversees the UEC examination and Chinese independent schools.

Tan attributed the rapid rise in the number of applicants to its efforts and Jiao Zong’s (United Chinese School Teachers’ Associa­tion) that aggressively promoted the course at schools.

Though limited to just 20 places, he urged all those who are keen to become teachers to apply.

“As the UEC has yet to be fully recognised by the Government, please cherish this rare opportunity,” he said.

Tan hoped the Government would consider expanding the quota in future.

Though the quota was always 20, it had never been filled up since it started, revealed Chong.

During its first year, 14 UEC holders were accepted into the course but the numbers have steadily declined to just two successful applicants in 2014.

UEC holders must have at least three merits in their examinations before being eligible.

Before being selected for the course, they would have to go through a written test, followed by an interview.

Chong urged interested applicants to prepare well and brush up their Bahasa Malaysia speaking skills for the interview.

This year, 1,164 post-SPM and UEC holders have applied for teacher training specifically for SJK(C) schools, but only 305 would be accepted.

The initiative to allow UEC holders to become teachers was led by MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who is the former deputy education minister.

The move is to address the severe shortage of teachers at Chinese vernacular schools.

 

Source: The Star

School gets much-needed funds to upgrade premises

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Chew (front row, second from right) presenting the RM240,000 mock cheque to SJK(C) Sam Chai.

 

AFTER two years of waiting, SJK(C) Sam Chai finally received their much-needed RM240,000 allocation from the Education Ministry.

Ipoh Timur MCA chief Datuk Chew Wai Khoon, who helped expedite the request, said he had came across complications while trying to process the application.

“A sum of money from the ministry was meant to be allocated to Chinese and Tamil schools a few years ago.

“There were a few hiccups along the way and the money for SJK(C) Sam Chai was not processed,” he said.

“We finally got it settled and was able to process and distribute the money to the school,” he added.

School principal Chua Seng Kee said the money would be used to upgrade the chain-link wire fencing surrounding the premises and the school hall.

“The current fence is not good enough and we have had burglary incidences, with our tables and chairs stolen.

“We plan to replace the fence with cemented walls,” he said.

Chua also said the school plans to upgrade the school hall into an auditorium.

“At present, the hall is used to hold courses for UPSR pupils but it is not so conducive.

“We estimate the total upgrading works to cost between RM300,000 and RM400,000,” he said, adding that the hall could accommodate about 200 pupils.

“However, the money allocated currently will not be enough for the upgrade, so we will try to raise more money for it,” he added.

 

Source: The Star