WE all remember our teachers. Most were a dedicated lot. At least, mine were. They were serious about turning us into productive adults. No wonder, as the nation celebrated Teachers Day recently, there has been an outpouring of adulation and praise for teachers.
We should take our hats off to teachers.
Many in the teaching profession have made sacrifices. For example, some forgo the comforts of city life to serve in the outback, where life is more challenging.
Among the many anecdotes reported recently, one made us sit up and take notice.
One teacher travels 130km a day to teach at an Orang Asli primary school. His motorbike journey takes him through treacherous rural roads. Amazing dedication.
Next to our parents, our teachers can claim credit for shaping us to be good citizens.
But teachers keep changing Sometimes, they teach other subjects or may move to other schools.
Some are promoted and assume higher positions in schools. Some leave teaching and assume positions in the Education Ministry.
Whatever it is, there is greater recognition of education in shaping the prosperity and competitiveness of nations. This explains why most countries, including our own, invest heavily in
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017