Teachers should use social media wisely to retain integrity, says Dep Education Minister

PUTRAJAYA: Teachers should use social media wisely to retain the integrity of the profession, says Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mohamad Alamin (pic).

He said social media is an effective education tool, but it must be used appropriately, especially by teachers.

“Teachers must use social media appropriately as their actions indirectly portray the image of the ministry to the public,” he said at the Certified Integrity Officer Programme (CeIO) closing ceremony here on Tuesday (Aug 9).

Alamin added that the ministry created a guideline in 2017 on social media usage among teachers and students.

“This document clearly states the things that teachers and students are prohibited from doing when using social media, including making any statement that touches on matters that may affect the image and policies of the government,” he said.

On a separate matter, he said the ministry views the issue of corruption seriously.

“It is very important for this ministry to ensure that the procurement and development management implemented is well administered without the risk of leakage,” he said.

The Education Ministry received the highest allocation of RM52.6bil in Budget 2022.

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