Pelajar MRSM Kuantan juara SIR RHB-NST

PEMENANG utama SIR RHB-NST, Noor Dalilah (tengah) bersama pemenang tempat kedua, Afifah Zahirah (kanan) dan M Muthu di tempat ketiga. – Foto NSTP/Luqman Hakim Zubir

KUANTAN: Penyertaan kali kedua membawa tuah kepada pelajar Maktab Rendah Sains MARA (MRSM) Kuantan, Noor Dalilah Jafri Ahmad apabila muncul juara pertandingan mengeja Spell It Right (SIR) anjuran RHB-New Straits Times (NST) 2016 peringkat negeri kategori sekolah menengah di sini, hari ini. Kemenangan itu membolehkan Noor Dalilah, 15, menerima wang tunai RM3,000 dan sijil penyertaan. Seramai 100 pelajar sekolah menengah dari seluruh negeri ini menyertai pertandingan mengeja dalam bahasa Inggeris itu. Pelajar Tingkatan Tiga berasal dari Kubang Buaya, berkata penyertaannya dalam pertandingan itu bermula secara suka-suka tetapi tidak menyangka muncul juara kategori sekolah menengah peringkat negeri. “Ketika masuk pertandingan kali kedua, saya tidak jangka menang sebab saya hanya mahu mencabar diri serta meningkatkan kemahiran dalam bahasa Inggeris. PEMENANG utama SIR RHB-NST, Noor Dalilah (tengah) bersama pemenang tempat kedua, Afifah Zahirah (kanan) dan M Muthu di tempat ketiga. – Foto NSTP/Luqman Hakim Zubir Memang cabaran sengit kerana terpaksa bersaing dengan pelajar lain yang sudah banyak kali menyertai pertandingan ini dan masing-masing memiliki kehebatan tersendiri. “Alhamdulillah, kemenangan berpihak kepada saya dan ia menaikkan semangat untuk membuat persiapan lebih awal bagi menghadapi pertandingan peringkat kebangsaan di Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur pada 1 Oktober nanti,” katanya ketika ditemui di sini, hari ini. Tempat kedua dimenangi pelajar dari MRSM Tun Abdul Razak, Pekan, Afifah Zahirah Arnizan manakala M Muthu Subramanian dari SMK Abdul Rahman Talib di tempat ketiga. Mereka masing-masing menerima wang tunai RM2,500 dan RM2,000. Yang turut hadir ialah Eksekutif RHB Bank Bahagian Air Putih, Syed Ahmad Sahaimee Syed Mohd dan Auditor Media Prima Berhad, Mariana Manan.

MARIANA (empat dari kiri) dan Syed Ahmad Sahaimee (kiri) bersama sebahagian pemenang SIR RHB-NST di Kuantan. – Foto NSTP/Luqman Hakim Zubir

Sumber: Berita Harian

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Kontrak tamat serta-merta jika keracunan di sekolah

PERDANA Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak diiringgi Menteri Besar Kedah, Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (tiga dari kiri) dan Ketua UMNO Bahagian Sungai Petani, Datuk Abdul Rahim Saad (kiri) memukul gong sebagai gimik perasmian Mesyuarat UMNO Bahagian Sungai Petani sambil diperhatikan Menteri Pendidikan, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid dan Timbalan Ketua UMNO Bahagian Sungai Petani, Senator Shahanim Mohd Yusof (tiga kanan). – Foto Ezairi Shamsudin

GOPENG: Kementerian Pendidikan mencadangkan agar perkhidmatan kontraktor makanan di sekolah ditamatkan serta-merta jika berlaku insiden keracunan makanan, pada masa depan. Menteri Pendidikan, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, berkata pihaknya akan mencadangkan klausa baharu dimasukkan dalam kontrak pembekalan dan penyediaan makanan di sekolah pada masa hadapan yang membolehkan kontrak ditamatkan serta-merta jika berlaku insiden berkenaan. “Ketika ini, tiada klausa berkenaan dalam kontrak sebaliknya hanya amaran dan jika kerap berlaku, baru perkhidmatan syarikat terbabit ditamatkan. “Kita memandang serius kes keracunan di sekolah kerana ia membabitkan golongan pelajar, justeru mahu tindakan lebih tegas dikuatkuasakan,” katanya selepas merasmikan Mesyuarat UMNO Bahagian Gopeng di sini, hari ini. Pada Rabu lalu, seramai 53 pelajar Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) dikejarkan ke Hospital Kuala Kangsar apabila mengalami keracunan makanan selepas menikmati juadah di dewan makan sekolah berasrama penuh itu. Mahdzir berkata, beliau akan mengadakan perbincangan dengan lebih teliti di peringkat kementerian itu bagi membolehkan penambahan klausa baharu dalam kontrak itu dapat dikuatkuasakan.

Sumber: Berita Harian

Never too late to begin revisions, students told

Monday, 22 August 2016

BY BEH YUEN HUI

KUALA LUMPUR: “Never too late to start” is the message Chong Sin Woon sent to Form Five students, who will be taking their SPM examination in October.

The Deputy Education Minister made the statement in a bid to boost the students’ confidence in the exam while encouraging them to face challenges with a positive attitude.

With SPM starting in less than two months, he told those who had not started their revisions that there was still time.

“Never too late to start, nothing is too late in life,” he said yesterday when opening a seminar organised by the Ti-Ratana Welfare Society to prepare Form Five students for the national examination.

He shared with them the inspi­ring stories of Malaysian shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei and 79-year-old Chinese actor Wang Deshun, who outshone younger fashion models with his toned physique during his debut on the catwalk at China Fashion Week last year.
Encouraging words: Chong looking at the SPM practice questions book with students attending the seminar. Joining them is Dhammaratana (in orange).

Encouraging words: Chong looking at the SPM practice questions book with students attending the seminar. Joining them is Dhammaratana (in orange)

Wang had, in an interview with China media, revealed he only toned up his muscles at 60, when he wanted to perform a live sculpture show.

Chong told the large group of students that there would be many challenges along their path to success.

“I want to tell you that losing a battle is not the end of the road. You should take a deep breath and continue on.

“Do not take SPM as the only test in life. You will come across other challenges in future. Most importantly is that you must give your 100%,” he added.

Also present at the event were Ti-Ratana Welfare Society founder Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana and representatives from other faiths, including the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Father Frederick Joseph and Shahran Kasim from the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim).

Later, Chong told reporters that a nationwide reshuffle programme involving Chinese language tea­chers was underway to fill vacancies at secondary schools so that the subject could be incorporated into the timetable.

Currently, at many secondary schools, it is being conducted du­ring the POL (Pupils’ Own Language) class after schools.

Chong noted that most of the teachers involved were from the conforming schools (SMJK) and the transfer would be carried out in stages.

Sumber:  The Star Online  –   http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/22/never-too-late-to-begin-revisions-students-told/