Par­ents-teach­ers as­so­ci­a­tions vi­tal for stu­dents, schools to ex­cel in stud­ies, sports

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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

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