KUALA LUMPUR – All teachers have been warned not to participate in the Bersih rally scheduled for Saturday, or face disciplinary action.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said among the disciplinary actions that could be taken against the teachers was suspension from duty.
“Apart from teachers, officers and staff of the Education Ministry, State Department of Education and District Education Office found to be involved in the similar rally, will also face the same action.”
Mahdzir said this to reporters after opening the two-day Bett Asia Leadership Summit 2016 here today.
Meanwhile, the minister also called on parents and guardians not to allow their schooling children to attend the rally.
Earlier in his speech, Mahdzir said Malaysia was facing the same challenges as other countries, particularly in the issue of teacher’s effectiveness and performance in the classroom.
“I have to admit that Malaysia’s education has been very exam-oriented.
Therefore, under the current transformation plan, the ministry is in the midst of implementing school-based evaluation system.
“In order to ensure effective delivery in the classroom, the quality of teachers will be further enhanced through various measures which includes raising teacher entry standards into teacher’s education programme, revamping Teacher Education Institutes and scale-up teacher’s professional development via various modality,” he said.
He said Malaysian education system need to integrate technology, innovation and creativity in order to be relevant in a constantly changing world.
Bett Asia Leadership Summit 2016 is a cutting-edge conference that brings together the leading decision makers and buyers within the education technology space from across Asia and beyond.
The summit component of the event is a regionally topical conference agenda tailored for senior education leaders and professionals. – BERNAMA