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  • The Star

    Students can restructure PTPTN loans at booth

    KUALA LUMPUR: Borrowers who are keen to restructure their loan repayment plan can do so at the National Higher Education Fund Corporation's (PTPTN) booth at the Star Education Fair 2019. PTPTN Careline branch manager Nurul Farhana Zainun said its executive officers were available for a “friendly discussion”. “For questions on the loan repayment restructure, borrowers do not have to bring any document. We just need your MyKad number,” she said. She also encouraged “hardcore defaulters” to drop by PTPTN's booth at the fair to work out a customised repayment plan. “Defaulters who meet certain criteria can pay back as little as RM50 a month, as emphasised by our deputy chief executive (policy and

  • CNN

    It looks like any other graduation -- except these grads earned their degrees in prison

    For anyone wondering what benefits learning to solve calculus problems or reading Homer's "The Odyssey" provide to people in prison, Washington University's graduates will tell them: It's the critical thinking skills. "Most people end up in prison because of bad decision-making skills," Torey Adams, who has been in prison for nearly 13 years for robbery and armed criminal action, said. Over time, Adams said, taking courses such as sociology and archaeology have helped him approach problems differently and have taught him to think things through before making a decision. "You can't quite see it when it's happening but some way, somehow, it's teaching you to think critically," he said. "I see how

  • The Star

    Discounts and scholarships for medicine

    KUALA LUMPUR: Visitors to the Star Education Fair today will get a special discount if they sign up for Mahsa University's medical degree. Mahsa University project marketing manager Mohamed Kassim Jafarullah said students interested in its Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme will get a RM700 discount for the RM2,600 registration and processing fees. “To book a place in the programme, you only pay RM1,900. “And within a week, we'll sche­dule an interview for the student,” he said, adding that students accepted into the programme would also be entitled to a further discount of about RM40,000 off their total fees. So instead of RM369,900 for the five-year programme, students

  • I'm concluding plans to do PhD –LASU's 74-year-old master's graduate
    The Punch

    I'm concluding plans to do PhD –LASU's 74-year-old master's graduate

    Seventy-four-year-old Adio Igboro, who recently bagged a master's degree at the Lagos State University, shares why he returned to school as a septuagenarian with GBENGA ADENIJI Tell us more about yourself. I was born on Thursday, June 1, 1944 to the late Iliasu and Nofisatu Igboro. My father was a chairman of a customary court and my mother only had Quranic education. She died on March 12, 2001. I was four years old when my father died. Which schools did you attend? I started primary school in 1951 at the Anglican Primary School, Ijanikin, Lagos. I left in 1958 as there was no primary six in the school. I went to Iba, also in Lagos, to complete it. In 1961, I went to Niger-Ajeromi Secondary Modern

  • The Star

    School uses QR code to monitor pupils

    NIBONG TEBAL: Nothing seems to escape the QR code these days, including schools. At SJK (T) Ladang Jawi, a QR code system that is linked to a database is used by teachers to assess the behaviour of their pupils. Under the school's information and communications technology (ICT) initiative, the 22 teachers bank on mobile devices to scan QR coded cards which are given to each of the 117 pupils. The school's ICT coordinator, B. Prabu, said the system, named 'QRsikap', would allow the teachers to track the behaviour of the pupils and encourage them to be good. “Every month, the record is tabulated and the best pupils will be announced. “We hope it will motivate them to behave well at all times,”

  • The Daily Star

    Universities' allocations not need-based: experts

    Budgetary allocations at the universities are being given in a conventional lump-sum way without considering the needs of the institutions, and the allocation is not enough to continue improving quality of the universities, two economists said yesterday. Former governor of Bangladesh Bank, Atiur Rahman and Professor M Abu Yusuf, director of Dhaka University's Centre for Budget and Policy, made the observation in a keynote paper at a programme on DU campus. The seminar, titled “Budget for tertiary education to attain sustainable development goals”, was organised by the Centre on Budget and Policy and the Reading Club Trust at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium. “Budget in higher education sector

  • Basic schools must set up libraries, not acquiring computers –Librarian
    The Punch

    Basic schools must set up libraries, not acquiring computers –Librarian

    A professional librarian, Mrs Mofoyeke Ibidapo, talks about why youths should imbibe the culture of reading with TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN What informed your interest in helping schools to establish libraries? I am technologically inclined but I see a trend where young people are moving away from proper reading culture. They can spend hours on the Internet doing nothing just playing around or reading things that are not beneficial to them. Whatever they get from those sites and the rest can never be the same value they will get by reading books both in soft copy and hard copies. They don't read anymore, they just prefer to read or listen to all sort of things. It is gradually taking them away from a good

  • Mira will never be forgotten at Cedar Creek
    The Kansas City Star

    Mira will never be forgotten at Cedar Creek

    A little girl named Mira hasn't been forgotten, even when in the hospital for a critical illness she's had all her life. Linda Driskill's fourth-graders at Cedar Creek Elementary have seen to that. “Since the moment they found out about Mira, they have made cards, Face-timed her in the hospital and have gone above and beyond in showing kindness,” said Michelle Uptegrove, a teacher at Cedar Creek who also is Mira's homebound teacher, working with her after school and on weekends. Mira, who attends Underwood Elementary School, fights fatigue and can be in school only a few hours each morning when she's not in the hospital. “Mira has needed homebound services for her entire school life, and I was

  • Confusion as Rivers student opens teargas canister in classroom
    The Punch

    Confusion as Rivers student opens teargas canister in classroom

    Chukwudi Akasike and Sampson Itode Many students were injured on Thursday at the Community Secondary School, Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, when an unidentified student allegedly opened a teargas canister in the classroom. Some of the students, who were almost choked by the smoke from the canister, were seen in a video clip that has gone viral, jumping from the first floor of two storey building housing the secondary school. It was learnt that the 17-year-old student in SS 2 got the teargas canister from the room of his late father who was a policeman. The teargas canister was said to have exploded and the sound sent students jumping down from the first floor, while those

  • 47 States Call On Betsy Devos To Forgive Student Loans For Disabled Veterans

    47 States Call On Betsy Devos To Forgive Student Loans For Disabled Veterans

    On Friday, three days before Memorial Day, attorneys general for 47 states wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking her to automatically forgive student loans for eligible disabled veterans. The Department of Education has identified more than 42,000 veterans who qualify for a federal program known as Total and Permanent Disability Discharge, or TPD, that offers to relieve borrowers from repaying certain government student loans. These veterans, the letter says, shoulder over $1 billion in education debt that could be forgiven. To get the benefit, veterans must first apply for the program. According to information obtained by the group Veterans Education Success through a Freedom of Information

  • UNC reveals academic data on student athlete performance in report to BOG
    The Daily Tar Heel

    UNC reveals academic data on student athlete performance in report to BOG

    At this week's meeting of the Board of Governors, the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programming unveiled a report on transparency in college athletics. As part of their commission for the fair treatment of student-athletes, the NCAA requires annual reports tracking the progress and graduation rates of all undergraduate students. The report revealed that student-athletes at East Carolina University and UNC-Charlotte had much higher six-year graduation rates than those in the general student population for the past few years. At UNC-Chapel Hill, despite the extensive resources provided to athletes, the opposite has proven true. Whereas non-student-athletes are only required to

  • SC county's teachers get raise after tax hike approved
    Plainview Daily Herald

    SC county's teachers get raise after tax hike approved

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teachers in Greenville County Schools will be paid a starting salary of $40,000 — the highest out of any school district in South Carolina — after school board members unanimously approved a 6-mill tax increase. Under the $668.4 million budget, teachers would get a 5% to 10% raise and reduced class sizes while adding counselors at the middle and high school levels. Also included is a minimum 4% salary increase for support personnel, including principals, nurses and aides and district-level administrators. The tax increase would generate about $8.1 million and affect local bills for vehicles and businesses but not owner-occupied homes, The Greenville News reported. Officials

  • 'It's very emotional': Sisters start lemonade stand to pay off $42,000 school lunch debt

    'It's very emotional': Sisters start lemonade stand to pay off $42,000 school lunch debt

    Hailey and Hannah Hager are on a mission to help a North Carolina school district pay down $42,000 worth of lunch money debt — one cup of lemonade at a time. In the fall of last year, Erin Hager (the girls' mother) bought an old lemonade stand for her daughters and fixed it up. The Hagers' intention was never to sell lemonade for profit, but for charity. As a person who believes in giving back, Erin said that performing random acts of kindness has always been an integral part of their family. Hailey, 13, and Hannah, 11, were researching children's homes in communities neighboring their hometown of Lexington, North Carolina, to donate to, when that they learned from their principal that families

  • Louisiana State Library announces 2019 Letters About Literature contest winners
    The Advocate

    Louisiana State Library announces 2019 Letters About Literature contest winners

    The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana has announced the 2019 winners of the annual Letters About Literature contest. This year, 242 fourth through 12th grade students in the state wrote personal letters to authors, living or dead, to explain how their work changed the students' way of thinking about the world or themselves. The winners represent cities from Ruston to New Orleans and were inspired by works ranging from fiction to nonfiction, science fiction to realism, books by a former president and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Winning students receive $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. They will be recognized at the Louisiana Book