The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 30th January 2020: 171 dead, 143 recovered and 8,236 confirmed cases (the latest statistics – 213 dead and 9,480 confirmed cases).
Compared to 28th January 2020, the fatality rate as at 30th January 2020 had reduced from 2.18% to 2.07% which is good but then again, the recovery rate had also reduced from 1.82% to 1.74%. However if one is using the latest update, the fatality rate has increased to 2.24%. Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering
Continuing from Part 1, things have certainly changed on the aspect of parenting & how kids behave once we have passed the new millennium. In the age of information, the conventional method of parenting had altered to a large extent. Infographic source: www.pinterest.com
(“In the coal sector, the mining is underground and the Mafia is above ground. In the education sector, it is the other way round” – Anil Swarup. Image source: www.edexlive.com)
This is an interesting presentation titled “Making Things Happen in the Government” by Mr Anil Swarup who is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Uttar Pradesh and who in his 38 years of career has served in various capacities which included Secretary of School Education of India.
For those who were born in the 1970s, the best years of their lives (other than when your kids were born) would have been the 1980s, the year when we started schooling and also the year when we had the best music made – both Western and Tamil. Poster source: www.wrockshop.eu.
Wuhan virus which originated from Wuhan, China has pneumonia-like symptoms including fever and difficulty breathing, has already spread to Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, as well as South Korea, Thailand, and Japan. 6 people have died todate. Infographic source: www.channelnewsasia.com
I don’t use PLUS highways on daily basis but when it comes to taking week long drive to the in-laws house or going for holidays, we have no choice but to use PLUS highways for the trip up North or South (rarely we go off to the East Coast unless there are very important family functions or to do crazy thing like this trip). Image source: Compare Hero.my
Probably no thanks to the bad reviews (or not), we had been setting aside the urge to watch this third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy which incidentally also is the final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga” as soon as it comes to the cinemas. Poster source: www.starwars.com.
This will be the last post on education system moving forward in 2020 (at least for the first quarter of this year). By the way, it is still early to say that Dr M taking charge of the Education Ministry is a good thing or not. After all, he already had his hands full as the Prime Minister, running the whole country.
Talking about the education system, I wrote this post almost 10 years ago on teaching Science & Mathematics in English. It did not make any sense then; it does not make any sense now. There were 23 so-called arguments put forward by some NGO back in 2009 and it is in Bahasa Malaysia (note: PPSMI means Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik Dalam Bahasa Inggeris which loosely translated as Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English).