The principal and staff of SMK Taman Tuanku Jaafar in Senawang, Seremban, have embarked on a zero-vandalism campaign for their 1,271 students.
Their main objective is to create awareness in the hearts and minds of the students that vandalism is a national threat and has dire consequences.
“This is a serious problem. I want students to know that it is wrong to vandalise and that the act of vandalism is certainly not going to benefit anybody,” said principal Zaini Omar who launched the campaign.
The opening ceremony included a short sketch on vandalism by students from Forms 3 and 5.
The campaign is expected to last for three months. During this period , all the subject panels will actively play a role in educating the students on vandalism.
This will be carried out via various activities and competitions such as choral speaking, essay writing, poetry recitation, scrapbook and short plays.
“By the end of the three-month campaign, students are expected to have grasped the value of looking after school property,” said Zaini.
She added that the act of vandalism had far-reaching consequences.
“We must instill good values among the students in this school. We need to arrest this menace and there is no better place to start then in school,” she said.