SEREMBAN: The Education Ministry today advised people whose children faced problems at school to address the complaints directly to it
or the school concerned.
Deputy Education Minister Senator Chong Sin Woon said the ministry viewed with concern problems that cropped up in schools which started the new school year yesterday and today.
“In this matter, we need the cooperation of the teachers and parents to provide the feedback for the problems to be resolved swiftly and amicably,” he told reporters after a visit to Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chi Wah here.
Chong cited the example of a complaint where a pupil in Klang had received damaged textbooks.
He said an investigation found that no headmaster had distributed damaged textbooks and the parents of the pupils did not wish to state the name of the school for fear of action being taken.
Chong said this caused difficulty in resolving problems, but added that the investigation was going on.
He also said that an investigation was being conducted following a complaint that the database of 300,000 SPM and STPM candidates had been sold to private tertiary institutions for marketing purposes.
He said 1,008 trained teachers would be sent to Chinese schools in the country this year to meet the shortage of teachers.
Chong also visited Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Chan Wa here and handed over a cheque for RM200,000 for the construction of a new building. – BERNAMA