Education minister, deputy both laud Sungai Ara school’s innovative approach

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Good to see Education Minister Maszlee Malik and his deputy Teo Nie Ching both endorsing the Sungai Ara Tamil Primary School’s innovative and wholesome approach to education.

Maszlee said that the school had the ability to become a sekolah contoh (model school) while Teo used the hashtag #sekolahcontoh

Hopefully, other schools can emulate the school’s approach, especially the concern over the environment through practical real-life activities.

One thing Maszlee and Teo should look at is the quality – and aptitude – of teachers selected for training. Some of our teachers are doing an outstanding job under at times difficult circumstances. But are all of them really cut out for teaching?

Under the Finnish model, which the minister regards highly, teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates and the profession is much coveted and highly regarded. They usually have three teachers per classroom, including one to coach pupils who are falling behind.

The profession has to change over here so that teaching can once again be regarded as a noble profession, a vocation, a call to service.

So the selection of candidates for teacher training should be reviewed. Teaching should not be regarded as a last choice but the preferred choice among those candidates selected. That way, we can be sure teachers will be motivated and find job satisfaction – and that enthusiasm will rub off on their pupils.

Here’s Maszlee:

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And here’s Teo Nie Ching:

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IT classes in Malaysia schools is teaching Photoshop techniques to beautify photos. Next must learn to identify fake or real videos by knowing the ticks of DeepFake.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepfake

Deepfake is shriekingly powerful tool no hehe laughing subject!

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Must educate the students about fake news on internet. Also new technology like Deepfake ( https://youtu.be/7Lp2ewMV220 ) can produce fake videos like the one implicating the local minister currently.

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DEEPFAKE. It is the buzzword in Malaysia since the appearance of the sex tryst video allegedly involving a Cabinet minister.

Deepfake, according to whatis.com, is “an AI-based technology used to produce or alter video content so that it presents something that didn’t, in fact, occur.

https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/one-mans-meat/2019/Brett/15/is-it-azmin-or-a-deepfake/#pUbsQWfpLQZxjReF.99

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Get the US FBI analyse the videos, they are the best.The govt must arrest the culprits who set the camera in the room or if its fake than arrest the culprits who fabricated the tapes. The distributors and the financers must be arrested.

The BN govt never took any action on sex tapes … but now the PH govt must act and jail all the criminals to put an end to gutter politics.The country is sick!

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Lee Chong Wei finally announced his retirement. Could have done so a year ago but he delayed it to ensure continuous income from his many sponsors for a year?

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Students must be taught the marketing concept of 80/20 rule. LCW may be World #1 for record number of weeks by accumulating points from participation in all sorts of tournaments (80%) but still missed out on Badminton Grand Slam titles of Olympic Gold, World Championship title and Asian Games Gold. Lin Dan played selectively (20%) focusing on major tournaments, abled to peak in time to win those Grand Slam titles missing from LCW’s medal cabinet. Perhaps LCW played more (in the process denied participation of young Malaysisn players?) to satisfy his sponsorship $$$ commitments at the expense of his health/career.… Read more »

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LGBT appears to become big issue in Bolehland. The school education should have covered this matter from young so as not become a taboo subject.

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Should teach the young not to litter indiscriminately, use less plastics and support reuse and recycling. Avoid fast fashion.

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Penang now has 397 containers filled with plastic waste imported from 12 different countries, the Penang Customs Department revealed today.

This is an additional 132 containers to the 265 containers that were stranded at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) since January.