Jo­hor venue for Teach­ers’ Day event

Some 2,500 teach­ers will at­tend the na­tional-level cel­e­bra­tions

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ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI LANGKAWI adie.zulkefli@news.com.my

JO­HOR has been cho­sen as the host for this year’s na­tional-level Teach­ers’ Day Cel­e­bra­tion, with “Teach­ers As Na­tion Builders” as the theme for the fourth time.

The Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry has lined up var­i­ous pro­grammes for the cel­e­bra­tions, which will run from May 11 up to Teach­ers’ Day on May 16.

It will be at­tended by some 2,500 teach­ers na­tion­wide.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi is sched­uled to launch the cel­e­bra­tions.

The min­istry’s School Man­age­ment Di­vi­sion di­rec­tor Amin­udin Adam said the cel­e­bra­tions would be­gin on May 11 with ha­jat prayers and a Yassin recital at Masjid Sul­tan Iskan­dar in Ban­dar Dato’ Onn.

“The Jo­hor state Ed­u­ca­tion, In­for­ma­tion, En­tre­pre­neur and Co­op­er­a­tive De­vel­op­ment Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee chair­man Datuk Md Jais Sar­day is sched­uled to join the mosque con­gre­ga­tion,” he said here yes­ter­day.

Amin­udin said the min­istry was also or­gan­is­ing a four-day In­ter­ac­tive Ex­hi­bi­tion at Padang A, Plaza Angsana, Jo­hor Baru, be­gin­ing on May 12. It which will show­case in­no­va­tions by teach­ers in en­hanc­ing teach­ing meth­ods in class­rooms.

“On the same day, the Fri­day ser­mon at all mosques na­tion­wide will be car­ry­ing the Teach­ers’ Day cel­e­bra­tion theme and a Qu­ran recital cer­e­mony at Plaza Angsana.”

On the morn­ing of May 13, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid will be join­ing 16 con­tin­gents of teach­ers from all over the coun­try in a “Muafakat Guru Run” at Dataran Ban­daraya Jo­hor Baru.

Later, Mahdzir will join the min­istry’s top of­fi­cials in a di­a­logue session with teach­ers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity at De­wan Sul­tan Iskan­dar, Mak­tab Sul­tan Abu Bakar, Jo­hor Baru, fol­lowed by the launch of the Teach­ers’ Day 2017 Fes­ti­val at Plaza Angsana.

The run up to the Teach­ers’ Day cel­e­bra­tions will con­tinue on May 14 and 15 with var­i­ous pro­grammes at the state and na­tional lev­els, which in­clude the Jo­hor ed­u­ca­tion show­case, lead­er­ship fo­rum and Teach­ers’ Muafakat Night.

“The cli­max of the six day pro­gramme in Jo­hor is the na­tion­al­level Teach­ers’ Day Cel­e­bra­tion on May 16, which will be held at Educity Sports Com­plex in Iskan­dar Pu­teri, Jo­hor.

“The deputy prime min­is­ter will present the top three na­tional awards, namely the ‘Tokoh Guru’, ’Tokoh Kepimp­inan’ and ‘Tokoh Guru Ino­vasi’.

Amin­udin said the min­istry de­cided to re­tain the theme for this year’s cel­e­bra­tion as it was sig­nif­i­cant to high­light the role of the teach­ers in the na­tion-build­ing agenda.

“Teach­ers are the ones who have vast knowl­edge, are highly-skilled with high moral val­ues, which makes them good role mod­els.

“A teacher’s role in na­tion build­ing refers to their role in pro­duc­ing hu­man cap­i­tal with a strong Malaysian iden­tity and pa­tri­otic spirit.

Ev­ery stu­dent will be nur­tured to hold firm to reli­gious and moral val­ues so that we will live in a car­ing and united so­ci­ety, prac­tice democ­racy, be lib­eral and tol­er­ant and also adopt sci­en­tific think­ing and cul­ture.

“To achieve this, teach­ers will play the role of a fa­cil­i­ta­tor who in­spires the stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in the learn­ing process, trans­fer­ring knowl­edge in a cre­ative and in­no­va­tive way, in line with the Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Blue­print 20132025.”

PIC BY AZHAR RAMLI

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s School Man­age­ment Di­vi­sion di­rec­tor Amin­udin Adam (sec­ond from right) and his of­fi­cers look­ing at the itin­er­ary for this year’s Teach­ers’ Day cel­e­bra­tions in Langkawi yes­ter­day.

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