The following two videos are just samples of the CCTV English presentation programme which is held annually to test the English-speaking skill of China's university students.
The format is:
1. A debate between two opposing sides.
2. Delivering a speech from a topic selected by the panel of judges, and
3. Responding to questions posed by the judges comprising of both local and international English language experts. This is the part where contestants are also required to demonstrate their knowledge on current affairs both at home and abroad.
China is preparing the next generation to take on the world, but are we?
Is this the best our students can offer?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
The above is an advertisement placed by the the Marsa Local Council, Malta where even a purchase of one unit of photocopier is subject to an open tender. What's more if it involves multi billion ringgit worth of procurement or projects like in Malaysia. Don't you think an open tender is even more imperative to demonstrate transparency and nip corruption at its bud.
The advertisement is illustrative of the openness which provides little prospects of rigging or messing around with the procurement process. There is no such thing as closed or negotiated tenders and every bid is scrutinised by the authorities. Any slight deviation means nothing short of being sent to prison.
Will UMNO be able to follow suit?
Management Course in 3 minutes ….