Asia Education
West Bengal board Class 10 exams begin, more than 11 lakh registered
CBSE Class 10 English paper 2018: Here’s how students across India reacted after the exam
One-third of students affected by theft of A-level scripts opt to take the paper again
Stolen A-Level scripts: 75 of 238 affected students will re-sit Chemistry Paper 3
SMU president Arnoud De Meyer on how universities transform lives
Include Religious Books, Moral Science In School Curriculum: Maneka Gandhi
Jaipur: Future of law students in limbo
Regular admissions plan creates problems
2018-04-19 05:13:02 Of every 10 high school seniors applying for university this year, 8 are expected to enter through non-scheduled admissions. This categorizes students based on their academic grades and school reports correlated to the majors they apply for. With the drop in applicants for regular admissions, the influence of the College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) for prospective college students has been declining   Read More ...
IRB requests information from international schools
2018-04-19 05:10:23 PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has been contacting international schools here requesting them to provide information on school fees collection. Snapshots of emails from international schools to parents of children studying there have been circulating on social media platforms such as the WhatsApp messaging service. The international schools were said to have been approached by IRB for information relating to name of the fee payer, identification number, name of student and total fees paid in 2017   Read More ...
National earthquake research center to be built in Busan
2018-04-12 15:14:12 A national research center on earthquakes will be built in Busan in collaboration between the city and universities, officials said Tuesday. The port city, some 450 kilometers southeast from Seoul, has the highest density of nuclear reactors in the country, also the third highest globally. Three fault lines cross the city to form the Yangsan fault zone. Building the country's first national research center on earthquakes in the area was a campaign pledge by President Moon Jae-in   Read More ...
Native English teachers caught in Seoul educator's re-election bid
2018-04-12 15:12:31 Native English speakers are looked at as pawns in top Seoul educator Cho Hee-yeon's effort to be re-elected in the June 13 local elections. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, of which Cho is Superintendent, last week revealed a plan to hire 100 native teachers to service all 561 public elementary schools next year. Present policies include the continued reduction in the number of native teachers   Read More ...
University non-academic employees in a decisive discussion
2018-04-12 15:05:19 The University Trade Unions Joint Committee representatives are meeting today (Apr. 12) for a decisive meeting. They are expected to make a final decision on the announcement made by the Ministry of Higher Education and the University Grants Commission. The Ministry Higher Education yesterday (Apr. 11) announced that the non-academic staff serving under probation, casual, temporary, substitute, training or under contract basis will be considered as having vacated their posts if they do not report to duty before 17th of April   Read More ...
University non-academic strike suspended
2018-04-12 15:05:07 They launched the strike on 27th of February. The Ministry Higher Education yesterday (Apr. 11) announced that the non-academic staff serving under probation, casual, temporary, substitute, training or under contract basis will be considered as having vacated their posts if they do not report to duty before 17th of April. The permanent staff who do not report for duty will be considered as having taken no-pay leave during the period of the strike   Read More ...
Overwhelming response to UM’s economics quiz
2018-04-09 12:47:51 KUALA LUMPUR: University of Malaya’s Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA) received an overwhelming participation from 45 educational institutions nationwide for its 2018 Deans’ Trophy Economics Quiz. The national level quiz competition on April 7, which saw the participation of 276 students, aimed to cultivate greater interest in the field of economics among the students in Malaysia. According to FEA dean Rohana Jani, the quiz exposed the students to important skills necessary to resolve issues related to current economic development   Read More ...
Facing ax from univ. entrance exam system, 'Eiken' operator flooded with inquiries
2018-04-09 11:45:43 TOKYO -- Since it was announced that Japan's largest English language proficiency exam would be dropped from the list of private tests allowed for the new university entrance exam system beginning from the 2020 academic year, the test operator has been dealing with an onslaught of inquiries from high school and universities about the future of the "Eiken." "The current Eiken test will continue to be utilized for university entrance exams   Read More ...
Teachers reminded to avoid political propoganda on social media
2018-04-06 04:00:57 LABUAN: Labuan Education Department today reminded teachers in the duty-free-island here, to stay away from getting involved in any political ideology or propaganda on the social media.   Read More ...
AIMST varsity students win best stage play award - Nation
2018-04-06 03:01:58 Compiled by RASHVINJEET S.BEDI, ASHLEY TANG, OH ING YEEN and R.ARAVINTHAN STUDENTS from AIMST University in Kedah beat four other universities to take home the best stage play award at the sixth Nadagachudar festival at Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Tamil Nesan reported. The annual Tamil literature-based sketch competition was organised by the Valartamil Mandram society of UPSI. The team from AIMST took home RM2,000 for its win   Read More ...
Creation of DG56 shows Govt cares about teachers, says NUTP - Nation
2018-04-06 02:49:31 PETALING JAYA: The introduction of the DG56 promotion grade shows concern for the welfare of teachers, said National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Harry Tan. “We are thankful our Prime Minister treated our civil servants equally when he extended the seven-day unrecorded leave to all non-Muslim civil servants as a sizeable number are in the teaching service, especially in Sabah and Sarawak,” he said   Read More ...
One common 'S'pore' course for all six universities here
2018-04-02 15:02:21 For the first time, the six publicly funded local universities have one common course for all their undergraduates. "Singapore: Imagining the next 50 years" is being taught at Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University , Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design. ISSUES AFFECTING S'PORE As part of the course, students get to discuss issues affecting Singapore and its future, including the economy and social integration   Read More ...
Most high school girls in Japan see selves as fat
2018-04-02 12:59:26 As the percentage of respondents with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more — a level of weight relative to height that is considered obese in Japan — was only 2.7 percent for Japan, the poll suggests that Japanese high school girls face more pressure to diet than is necessary. In the survey conducted from September to November last year, about 8,500 high school students from Japan, the United States, China and South Korea were asked about such issues as lifestyle and health consciousness   Read More ...
TROUBLESHOOTER / I’m starting to doubt the point of going to university
2018-04-02 12:58:41 I’m a second-year high school girl. I’ve started to doubt the point of going to university. I have a strong desire to learn, and although my family is not well-to-do, I’m able to attend a private school on a scholarship. I’ve been aiming to take university entrance examinations since starting high school, but when I think hard about my future before I go on to my third year, I’ve started to have doubts   Read More ...
Parking fees for teachers to kick in from August
2018-03-27 01:45:19 Teachers in primary and secon-dary schools, as well as junior colleges, will have to pay for parking from August. Outdoor season parking will cost $75 a month during the school term, and $15 a month during the school holidays in June, November and December. At sheltered carparks, teachers will pay $100 monthly during the school term, and $20 monthly during school holidays   Read More ...
[INTERVIEW] KIS prepares students for future
2018-03-23 15:16:20 The next head of school at the Pangyo Campus of Korea International School (KIS) says the country's old teaching methods, which push students to score high on exams, are no longer effective approaches for the current and future generations. "They are not learning for a school test or multiple choice answers, but how they can combine information from different disciplines to really use that in useful ways," said Michelle Quirin, the next head of school and current school director of KIS   Read More ...
University students urge authorities to restore academic activities
2018-03-20 05:04:43 The activities at the state universities have been stalled for 21 days now due to the ongoing strike by the non-academic staff. Even the examinations of the universities have been affected. Meanwhile, the undergraduates of the Sabaragamuwa University staged a protest in the Pambawinna Junction yesterday (Mar. 19), demanding the authorities to restore the academic activities. They said that the authorities should soon address the issues of the non-academic staff   Read More ...
Male teachers become rare breed
2018-03-16 20:16:50 Teaching is one of the most preferred careers in Korea with stable working hours, long vacations and a hefty government pension after retirement. Those factors play their part in making the line of work competitive. However, the profession has been predominantly occupied by women. Out of 360 people that passed the teacher recruitment exam for Seoul public elementary schools, 320 (88   Read More ...
Jung-gu to provide native English teachers for all schools in district
2018-03-16 20:15:27 Jung-gu District in central Seoul will spend 830 million won (about $780,000) this year to provide native English-speaking teachers at all its primary and secondary schools in the district. The district has 17 primary and secondary schools, but 10 of them do not have an education office-supported program to provide native English teachers. The district office will pay for the 10 to have native teachers as well   Read More ...
Ministry approves the transfer of 16, 000 "duka lara" teachers
2018-03-13 16:01:16 KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education has approved nearly 16,000 transfer applications of 'duka lara' teachers from the overall 30,000 applications for the category for the period from Dec 1, 2015, to Jan 1, 2018.   Read More ...
KAIST eyes global top 10 schools
2018-03-13 15:05:50 The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) unveiled its new vision, Monday, designed to help the school emerge as one of the top 10 world-leading universities by 2031. According to the state-run research institute, the new future plan titled "KAIST Vision 2031" is to become a global value-creative leading university with the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that will bring a paradigm shift across the board   Read More ...
KAIST aims to become global top-10 university by 2031
2018-03-13 15:04:40 South Korea's top engineering and technology university, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), aims to become a global top-10 university by 2031, the school's president said Tuesday. Since its foundation in 1997, KAIST has consistently ranked as one of the country's top tech schools. In 2017, KAIST came in 41st in the world university rankings, up more than 30 notches from a decade earlier, according to British education company Quacquarelli Symonds   Read More ...
SFS fosters students of upright character
2018-03-13 15:04:31 Striving for academic excellence and advancing to a selective university might be an ideal path set by most parents for their children. Colm Flanagan, head of school of Seoul Foreign School (SFS), the oldest international school in Korea, believes a crucial part of education is giving a helping hand to others in need. "The notion of service, we want all students to have an opportunity to develop part of their education and an understanding that to be really successful, a truly full human being, you need to be somebody who knows how to help others along the way," said Flanagan   Read More ...
Haryana: Student guns down professor in Rajkiya College near Sonipat
2018-03-13 10:16:51 A lecturer in Rajkiya College near Haryana's Sonipat was shot dead by a student inside the institute's premises on Tuesday, according to media reports.The in   Read More ...
CBSE Class 12 chemistry paper 2018: Students give mixed reactions to questions
2018-03-13 10:14:21 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Class 12 chemistry examination on Tuesday. Here are the initial reactions from students who appeared in the exam: Dehradun. Dushyant Kumar, a student at Vivekananda School in Dehradun, said, “The paper was easy. The questions were straight forward and not tricky.” Another student Sumit of the same school said, “Chemistry was one technical subject I was afraid of, but the question paper was good   Read More ...
UP Board class 10 and 12 exam 2018 results to release in April
2018-03-13 10:12:04 The Uttar Pradesh board is expected to release results of class 10 and class 12 examination by the third week of April, about a month before the regular declaration dates. The evaluation will begin from March 17 and nearly 1.46 lakh examiners will be involved in the process. Board secretary Neena Srivastava said, “Since we started the exams from February 6, therefore the results will be out early   Read More ...
College student jailed for 9 years for confining girl for 2 years
2018-03-13 10:03:52 SAITAMA--A university student who abducted a 13-year-old girl and kept her captive for about two years has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment on March 12. Kabu Terauchi, 25, snatched the junior high school girl from near her home in Asaka, Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on March 10, 2014. He kept her at his apartments in Chiba and then Tokyo’s Nakano Ward until March 27, 2016, when she escaped   Read More ...
MOE, TM collaborate to empower education system
2018-03-13 10:01:01 KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) will be embarking on a Digital Education Transformation initiative to empower the Malaysian education system through innovation and digitalisation.   Read More ...
Native English speakers in demand as Japanese teachers hone their language skills for new curricula
2018-03-13 08:08:13 FUKUOKA – More and more elementary school teachers in Japan are turning to English language schools with native speakers, as they seek to gain confidence in teaching the language before it is formally added to their curricula in the academic year starting April 2020. Many teachers admit to lacking confidence in their English, in areas from vocabulary to grammar, expressiveness and pronunciation   Read More ...
Easy start for Class 10 Board exams
2018-03-13 02:10:39 Students appearing for the first exam of Class 10 Board exams came out of the examination centre with a smiling face as they found the language paper to be easy. While most of the students found English paper to be quite easy, some found few questions to be twisted, overall agreeing unanimously that the paper could be finished on time.   Read More ...
WBBSE Madhyamik exams kicks off ‘without incident’
2018-03-13 01:09:11 The Madhyamik examinations kicked off on Monday and concluded without any untoward incident, officials said, though some students have alleged that the Hindi paper had an out-of-syllabus question worth 10 marks. The West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination (WBBSE), which conducts the exam, said there was no disruption. “The first day of Madhyamik examinations ended peacefully,” said WBBSE president Kalyanmoy Ganguly   Read More ...
Students to form TISS joint action panel, to approach Centre
2018-03-13 01:08:43 PROTESTS CONTINUED at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, for the 20th day on Monday with around 40 students holding a rally on campus and raising slogans. The students are now planning to take the protest to a national forum. “We are in the process of forming a Joint Action Committee, with members of student unions from various other institutes which face similar problems   Read More ...
Board Exams Paper leak reported, police probe
2018-03-13 00:18:39 Police in Dahod file a complaint of an alleged paper leak in the Class X state board exams that began on Monday. Reports of discrepancy at Dahod’s M and P High School was reported to the District Collector, 15 minutes after the exam started. “The sealed question papers of Class X Gujarati language reached the examination centre at 9.15 am and were opened at 9   Read More ...
Punjab: Seven proxy candidates held during English exam in Tarn Taran
2018-03-13 00:18:34 SEVEN PERSONS, including a woman, were arrested Monday for allegedly appearing as ‘proxy’ candidates in a Class X English exam at Sant Singh Sukha Singh Modern High School in Tarn Taran. Seven students, who ‘hired’ them to appear for the exam, were also booked but no arrests have been made yet. The exam, conducted by PSEB, was for students enrolled under the Indira Gandhi National Open School scheme   Read More ...
Malnad College of Engineering to enforce helmet rule
2018-03-12 21:23:10 Following the death of a student in a road accident, Malnad College of Engineering in Hassan has issued a circular making helmets mandatory for students who commute by two-wheelers. From March 19, all students not complying with this rule will not be allowed inside the campus. K.S. Jayanth, principal, has issued a circular to this effect. The students have been given a week to purchase helmets   Read More ...
"Education Is Great In English," Top Brexiteer's Jibe At Macron Wooing Indian Students
2018-03-12 21:12:05 he UK government seemed rattled by the India visit of French President Emmanuel Macron with UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson clashing with him on social media over Indian students being lured by both nations. During an address in New Delhi on Saturday, the French President offered up France as the new gateway to Europe for Indian students against the backdrop of Britain's exit from the EU   Read More ...
BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa says kids with kirpans stopped from taking exam
2018-03-12 21:11:44 BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has alleged that five Sikh students of a private school, who had gone to take the Class X board exam, were asked to remove their “kada” and “kirpan” by school authorities. The children, Sirsa said, had the exam centre at a private school in south Delhi. The school principal did not respond to calls seeking a comment   Read More ...
Teachers protest outside UGC
2018-03-12 20:48:08 Several university and college teachers formed a human chain outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) office here on Monday in protest against their service conditions and to raise their voice against a “policy assault” on higher education in the country. The protest brought the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO), and Federation of Central Universities’ Teachers’ Associations (FEDCUTA) together   Read More ...
Law students organise human chain protest
2018-03-12 20:45:28 Students of Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College organised a human chain on Monday in support of their demand that the college should not be shifted out of the current premises. A section of students have been on a sit-in for the last 15 days in the Madras High Court campus where the college is located. The Students Federation of India, which is supporting the protest, will gather students from arts and science colleges on Thursday to press for the demand   Read More ...
Changes sought in teaching methods
2018-03-12 20:40:35 The Indian Phonetic Association, a newly formed collective of teachers and language experts, has decided to submit a memorandum to the State government with a call to consider some reasonable changes in the existing method of teaching English in schools. Leaders of the association said that a change in the style of instruction was vital to correct the over-influence of regional languages on accurate English pronunciation   Read More ...