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Colour By Numbers

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The good thing about numbers is that, they never lie. Numbers merely state what is factual, although, numbers can be twisted to feed our egos. Take for example, the QS 2018 World University Rankings, complied by Quaoquarelli Symonds (QS), a… Continue Reading →

It’s too late, when the law breaks you.

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Shocking, saddened, but expected. Another light has been dimmed, one dead 21 year old student – Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain from the National Defence University (UPNM) and five students from the same University charged with murder. Bullying, in the classroom, outside… Continue Reading →

The Taxman. Exodus

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The taxman is back in town, so come July, this year, Malaysians will be “blessed”, with more taxes. This time around, it will be the tourism tax. Set between RM2.50 to RM20, the tax will raise more than RM640 million… Continue Reading →

Knocking On Heavens Door

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A couple of weeks ago, I had written about the need for the government of the day, to regulate International schools. No, we are not afraid of competition, but rather our worst nightmare has always been that the laissez-faire attitude… Continue Reading →

Say Yes To Sex

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Say yes to sex education by supporting the Education Minstry’s #talknowprotectalways campaign. In an international baccalaureate environment, sex education is brought to the classroom in many forms, be it by having two way discussions and forums with our students on… Continue Reading →

Charles Darwin As A Monkey

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Students of the GCSE biology exams have been asked this question : explain why Darwin has been drawn as a monkey. The question has caused an uproar of massive proportion. As a headmaster in an international baccalaureate (IB) school, I… Continue Reading →

We Have Been Having This Experience Since

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Believe it or not, Malaysia’s​ public education system, has not changed much since 1816, when Penang Free School opened its doors to the public. Students today still sit in classrooms with pencils and pads of paper, writing what teachers tell… Continue Reading →

London Private School May Allow Boys To Wear Skirts

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That headline from the BBC today, sure caught my eye. I am all for gender equality, but at the same time, being an Asian running an international school in Kuala Lumpur, I understand the need for us to balance between… Continue Reading →

We Need Education, Not 3J’s

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Going through the Star today, on mother’s day, it dawned on me that what we need to fix this country is EDUCATION. We don’t need mindless 3J slogans, because for slogans such as these to work, we need a society… Continue Reading →

Seven Letters Of The Alphabet

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  That make us the word E N G L I S H, is all that you need to get the Malaysian Education system going. First of all, let’s be clear on this. Its not that the government is not… Continue Reading →

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