Johor venue for Teachers’ Day event
Some 2,500 teachers will attend the national-level celebrations
ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI LANGKAWI email@example.com
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.”
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.