Thursday, August 5, 2021


New teachers from mass recruitment drive need to be equipped, say educationists

One says there is 'no room to train them' while another says pre-service training could be an option as not many have been prepared for the pandemic-season online learning methods.

Educationists warn of ‘lost generation’ as poorer students struggle online

Many from poor or rural families lack the facilities needed to properly follow home-based teaching and learning, while others may have lost the drive to continue studying.

Give Sarawak autonomy over education, state minister tells federal govt

State education minister Michael Manyin Jawong also says Sarawak can produce its own teachers despite Putrajaya's recent announcement of a mass recruitment drive for educators nationwide.

18,000 new teachers to address nationwide shortage in mass recruitment drive

Education Minister Radzi Jidin also says many teachers are not assigned to teach the subjects for which they were trained.

Now what, educationists ask as UPSR exits the scene after 30 years

They say the education ministry must provide clear communication to address the concerns raised by parents and teachers about the way forward without the Standard Six exam.

Give students a way to protest sexual harassment, experts urge

They say students resort to unconventional methods such as the National School Walkout Day due to a lack of action when they do use the proper channels.

Teaching will never be the same again

As the saying goes, 'the world needs more teachers' but educators will have to adapt to the changes and challenges brought on by the pandemic.

The impact of abolishing UPSR for today’s students

Lessons should be fun and stimulate the students' interest to learn, across the divide and to the level that they want to achieve.

Good riddance, Sarawak educators say to UPSR

They say abolishing the Standard Six exam will allow teachers and students to enjoy the learning process.

Let teachers, students with Covid-19 symptoms stay home, says health ministry

Health minister Dr Adham Baba cites a sharp rise in number of students who have tested positive for Covid-19 this year.

Bersatu women’s wing slams reports of ‘period spot checks’ at school

It says an immediate investigation should be launched, adding that such acts are sexual harassment and abuse of power on the part of the teachers.

Pandemic takes its toll on reading and writing as well

Teachers say their students' literacy levels have nosedived since the closure of schools due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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