Channel concerns appropriately

Members of STU Sibu division listening to Adam’s message during the meeting on Saturday.

SIBU: President of the Sarawak Teachers Union (STU), Adam Prakash Abdullah reminded teachers to always use the proper channels when voicing their concerns about the reopening of school sessions.

Speaking at the Sibu Division STU 18th annual general meeting, he said that filing a complaint through the proper channels can help avoid misinterpretation.

He urged teachers to set an example for students and parents and avoid publishing their grievances on social media platforms.

“There is no need to express your dissatisfaction through channels such as Facebook and other social media platforms because it may be misinterpreted later.

“I urge all members to express their grievances and dissatisfaction through STU because we must be a ‘role model’ by demonstrating support for the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) and the State Education Department (JPNS) in particular,” he said.

Adam also urged the District Education Office (PPD), principals, and headmasters to provide resources and facilities for teachers to implement the home-based teaching and learning (PdPR).

“Make it easier for teachers to do their jobs. Less necessary procedures can be set aside first because what matters is not the record, but the students’ ability to follow the PdPR” he said.

On a related note, he said that the one-time teacher recruitment interview should prioritise Sarawakians.

Also present at the meeting was STU Sibu division chairman Yong Sie Hing.