‘Teachers still asked to do unrelated school tasks’

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has eased the workload of teachers so that they can focus on teaching, but the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has received complaints that members are still being asked to fill out documents and other irrelevant tasks.

NUTP secretary-general Harry Tan said this should not be happening and urged school administrators to take heed of the ministry’s circular on the matter.

“We urge teachers to forward their complaints backed with evidence to the union via e-mail,” he said in a statement.

Teachers can forward their complaints to mail@nutp.org.my or nutphq@gmail.com.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik announced last week that teachers will no longer have to prepare and file multiple copies of doc­uments such as classroom attendance and subject committee records from this year onwards.

The ministry, he added, had identified clerical tasks, which are no longer relevant and must be abolished, that interfere with the primary task of teachers.

He said five initiatives consisting of nine interventions would start this month.

He said the five initiatives were the first step to improving teaching quality and the second step would involve more training for teachers.

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