Versatile teachers can inspire student excellence – CM
Posted on July 4, 2012, Wednesday
KOTA KINABALU: A versatile teacher would help create excellent and quality students, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
Therefore, he urged teachers to improve their knowledge and academic performances to reach a world class and quality education system.
“The teachers’ responsibility is not limited to mastering knowledge and skills, but it also involves other values such as morale, ethics and self-esteem.
“Such efforts would help to generate quality human resource and to meet the national agenda of education development,” he said
He said the teachers’ roles have grown to educating the students both theory and practical, and also to guide them to move in line with the nation’s development objectives.
Musa said this in his speech, read by Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran, at the launching of the State-level Sabah Islamic Affairs Department’s (JHEAINS) Teachers’ Day Celebration 2012 at Wisma Muis, here, yesterday.
“A proactive and efficient attitude towards all disciplines and skills should be instilled among the teachers. At the same time, teachers should also be creative in creating a fun learning environment for the students in the classrooms,” he said.
The parents, he added should also share the responsibilities and play their role to help create the children’s personalities.
“Family institution plays an important role to ensure the students’ success,” he said.
Meanwhile, JHEAINS director, Datuk Amri A Suratman, said at least 300 teachers are needed to meet the demands from schools under the department.
He said to date some 700 teachers are teaching at 108 schools under JHEAINS statewide.
“This includes Sekolah Agama Negeri (SAN), Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR) dan Sekolah Menengah Agama Negeri (SMAN),” he said.
At the event, five awards were presented, namely excellent service, leadership and dedication, best SAN administration, best SAR administration, and best kindergarten administration.