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FREE E-TUITION FOR STUDENTS

Anwar launches pdtuition.com set up by PTAs and NGOs for PD students

- VEENA BABULAL AND RIZANIZAM ABDUL HAMID cnews@nstp.com.my

SCHOOLGOER­S in Port Dickson can now receive free e-coaching lessons outside the classroom. The e-tuition portal pdtuition.com was set up by Parents and Teachers Associatio­ns and non-government­al organisati­ons and launched by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when on the hustings yesterday.

The Port Dickson by-election candidate said the initiative would benefit students.

Anwar described his stint as the education minister years ago as the most rewarding and fulfilling cabinet post. He acknowledg­ed the value of having good teachers and drew on the role played by Tan Sri Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad, who taught him during his schooldays at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

“He (Dr Abdul Rahman) is an example of a great teacher who is strict yet his love for his students was exceptiona­l. During interschoo­l debating events, I would hitch a ride in his car.”

Dr Rahman, who was at the event, said he would sometimes reprimand Anwar in his dormitory for his misconduct.

Anwar previously worked with Dr Rahman when he was the education minister at the time when the latter was the ministry’s director-general.

“I would like to pay tribute to the teachers and parents here,” Anwar said, adding that he hoped students and teachers would benefit from the online tuition portal. The portal is accessible to primary and secondary students from national schools, as well as Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools.

 ?? PIC BY ASWADI ALIAS ?? Port Dickson by-election candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre) launching the free e-tuition portal in Port Dickson yesterday. With him is former Education Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad (second from right).
PIC BY ASWADI ALIAS Port Dickson by-election candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre) launching the free e-tuition portal in Port Dickson yesterday. With him is former Education Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad (second from right).
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