Berita Harian, the Malay daily published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), today launched two weekly supplements for primary and secondary school students.
They are Gen G (short for Generasi Geligaor or Intelligent Generation) for primary school students and i3 (pronounced as i-Cube, an acronym for Inspirasi, Innovasi & Idea or Inspiration, Innovation & Idea) for secondary school students.
The launch was held at SPH News Centre in conjunction with Inspirasi Geliga, Berita Harian's annual sharing session on preparation for the PSLE and GCE 'O' level examinations. Established in 1957, the Malay daily covers a wide spectrum of topics from politics and sports to culture and religion.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education and Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, was a special guest at the launch.
Designed to engage students
The compact pull-outs are designed to stimulate students' learning through engaging and interactive content.
Gen G features interesting content suitable for primary school students, including regular columns on general knowledge, topical science facts, and interesting profiles such as a zookeeper's job at the Night Safari.
i3 is targeted at secondary students and offers news articles, features on teen-centric issues such as teenage pregnancy and delinquency, interesting happenings in schools, and other exciting reads.
|Schools interested to subscribe can contact SPH's Circulation Department.
Tel: 6319 1005 / 6319 2212
The two-in-one supplement also carries teaching aids for the classrooms. The centre-spread inside each issue features weekly highlights of major news around the world to keep students up-to-date with current affairs.
Students are also encouraged to submit their own creative works, such as essays, short stories and poetry. They stand a chance to win book vouchers if their works are published.
Commenting on the new student supplements, Mr Masagos Zulkifli said: "Since its first issue, published on January 4 this year, Gen G and i3 have presented readers with contents which are lively, dynamic and vibrant. More importantly, they include general knowledge, sciences, language, culture and creative expressions in the forms of cerpen (short story), sajak (poetry) and exercises to hone their language skills. I hope this exposes students to the relevance and application of the Malay language in their daily lives and the currency of the language. I am sure that apart from students, teachers can also make use of Gen G and i3 to engage students during lessons so as to enliven the learning of the Malay language in the classrooms."
Mr Guntor Sadali, Editor of Berita Harian, said: "As the only Malay daily in Singapore, we have a responsibility to preserve the Malay language, especially among the younger generations. Through the engaging and interactive elements found in Gen G and i3, we hope to inculcate the habit of reading Malay newspapers and make it an enriching experience for the young."