Wednesday, December 8

Teachers urged to mould students for future challenges

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SIBU: Teachers are urged to go beyond just imparting knowledge to students to moulding the younger generation for nation building and preparing them for future challenges.

“Teaching is a very noble profession where you are entrusted not only to impart knowledge to the younger generations, but of equal importance is to instill a correct sense of social value and shape them to meet challenges when they enter society,” Temenggong Vincent Lau Lee Ming said at the 47th STU AGM cum presentation of souvenirs to retiring members at a hotel here recently.

He said the huge budget allocated by the government for education spoke volume of its importance.

To that end, he said it was important for teachers to love their jobs because in the effort by the government to ensure no child is deprived of education, teachers very often will need to accept the challenge of rural posting.

“Therefore, in order to be a good teacher, he or she must be dedicated and love the teaching profession,” Lau said.

Job satisfaction then should not necessarily be from monetary benefits but from the love of the profession.

Turning to retiring members he said their services will be missed but he hoped they could continue to lead an active life.

He also encouraged children of STU members, who excelled in their public examinations to continue to study hard.

“The incentives are meant to be a form of encouragement and I hope you will continue to study hard to achieve good grades,” Lau said.