Parents-teachers associations vital for students, schools to excel in studies, sports
MIRI: Parents- teachers association ( PTA) in schools are vital in helping students achieve excellence in academics and co- curriculum.
According to head of SUPP Miri Public Complain Bureau Erick Chin, collaboration between teachers and parents is important to ensure that students excel not only in their studies, but also in sports.
He said this in his address when representing the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture, Datuk Lee Kim Shin to officiate at SK St Joseph Annual Dinner recently.
Elaborating, Chin said a strong PTA is vital for all schools so that problems relating to students’ academic or school infrastructures can be resolved effectively.
“PTAs can carry out their roles and responsibilities more efficiently if parents and teachers work together as a team towards one objective, which is to help the students and schools excel,” he said.
In his address, Chin also expressed his hope to see Sarawak being given autonomy in education so that the state could have a formal education system that best serves Sarawakians.
“The use of English in official communication is important and if this is implemented in our state education system, I’m sure that our children will have no problem mastering the language,” he said.
He also praised the contribution of teachers in SK St Joseph for their guidance and commitment in educating their students to a level that makes the school proud.
Also present at the dinner were Councillor Aries Leong, SK St Joseph PTA chairman, Goh Ser Seng and headmistress Mariam Menadu Grasi