Great lessons from young teachers


BUKIT MERTAJAM: A schoolteacher went into the restroom to sob in anguish two years ago. Then, she made a decision, one that would change the lives of hundreds of underprivileged children in mainland Penang.

It was June 2013 and Alina Amir, 27, was invigilating a History exam for Form Four students. It was an open book test. Ten m­­i­nutes in, the students “were all just staring at their books, opened to the first page”.

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