KUCHING: Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) applauded the decision made by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and State Education Department to put all training programmes and activities for teachers on hold until July 27 this year.
The decision is timely particularly when teaching and learning are still done from home, STU president Adam Prakash Abddulah pointed out.
“Teaching from home requires the teachers to work extra time to prepare their lessons to cater for students online as well as for those offline.
“I hope that with the postponement of all programmes and activities, teachers will be able to conduct home schooling in a more effective manner by taking into account the challenges faced in past experience,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Adam also urged parents and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) to support the schools and teachers during this difficult time to ensure the success of home schooling.
“I hope that everyone will play their roles in making sure that all students participate in home schooling based on the schedule prepared for them. We must make sure that no student is left out of the education system during these trying times,” he said.
He added that everyone must put in the effort to comply with the enforcement of movement control order (MCO) and abide by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) so that the spread of Covid-19 can be curbed.
“I also hope that all teachers will be given the vaccination as soon as possible to protect them as well as our students from the virus,” he said.