The Borneo Post
Senator urges parents, teachers to work closely for children, school progress
MIRI: Parents and teachers are encouraged to work closely and interact with each other to help their children and school progress.
Senator Alan Ling who officiated at SMK Chung Hua Miri’s jogathon on Labour Day commended parents who are involved with their children’s education and school’s progress, through parent-teacher association (PTA).
“Education is the foundation of the country. Teachers are shouldering a far more important role of supervising students during their formative and rebellious years, impacting their lives and future,” said Ling in his speech.
Ling also pointed out the PH government cares about the development of education including the needs of students and teachers.
“The Ministry of Education has started the gradual abolition of teachers’ paperwork beginning this year so teachers can focus on teaching. Presently, it has reduced paperwork by 30 per cent.
Ling also called on schools to help identify students interested in vocational education besides academics and sports.
He mentioned that last year, the Ministry of Education gave RM300,000 for repair and renovation of facilities, by far the largest grant given to SMK Chung Hua Miri,” he said.
After flagging-off more than 1,000 runners comprising students and parents, Ling visited the school’s childcare centre, the first in the country, initiated by principal Albert Ong to care for babies and toddlers of staff and teachers during their working hours.