August 1, 2013 | National News
COME next year, pupils nationwide will be equipped with Higher Order Thinking (HOT) skills, to be imparted to them via classroom teaching, co-curricular activities and examinations.
The Sunway Education Group through its Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is offering scholarships to deserving students.
Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the programmes, currently being taught in public universities, would be extended to universities and colleges in the private sector to create better understanding of different faiths and societies.
All is not lost for students who failed to secure places in public universities. The Cabinet is to discuss the issue this week and find ways to help these students, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Malaysia has increased the number of researchers by 58.2 per cent to 73,752 out of 12.7 million people in the workforce in 11 years from 2000, said Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah.
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