AS an OKU (orang kurang upaya, or person with disability), I am worried about my chances of getting a job. Despite my qualifications, there are limited job opportunities and a lot of barriers to overcome, leaving me frustrated. The current application system generally overlooks persons with disabilities, and there is no support for them.
I completed the SPM exam and now hold a diploma in Information System Engineering, a degree in Social Science, and a master in Inclusive Education from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
I believe my qualifications and passion for inclusive education will make me a valuable asset. Despite the challenges I face as an OKU, I am determined to make a meaningful impact as a teacher. I humbly request the opportunity to demonstrate my skills, dedication and ability to inspire students.
I firmly believe that education plays a vital role in shaping society and fostering inclusivity. By providing equal opportunities for OKU to become educators, we will not only empower individuals with disabilities but also create a more diverse and enriching learning environment for all students.
OKU educators can serve as role models, breaking down stereotypes and promoting understanding and acceptance.
I kindly request that the Education Ministry takes immediate action to address this issue. It is crucial to develop a more inclusive job application system that considers the unique challenges and abilities of persons with disabilities.
By implementing reasonable accommodations and actively seeking to recruit and retain OKU educators, we can ensure equal access to teaching positions and promote the principles of inclusivity and diversity.