Dennis (fifth left) gestures as confetti is released to launch the dinner. He is flanked by Baram education officer Seripah Azizah Wan and Baram deputy education officer Jalong Wan.
MIRI: Teachers from any state in Malaysia, irrespective of race or religion, are welcome to teach in Baram.
Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said teachers have the responsibility of shaping and moulding future generations and their contributions must always be appreciated.
“Let’s not talk about what happened in other parts of the state. In Baram, if you are here to teach our children, your presence is always welcome. As teachers, you all work together to continuously improve the education standard in Baram, and this is a noble act,” he said during the Baram District Educators Appreciation Night on Friday.
He praised teachers in Baram for their dedication and hard work, which helped to improve the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) results this year.
“I was told that there was an improvement in UPSR results this year compared to last year. This is the outcome of none other than the collaboration between teachers, parents and the students themselves.
“I hope such a collaboration will continue to exist so that we can continue to see our children excel in their education. In fact, you (teachers) are leaders without any title, because you lead your students to achieve excellence,” he said.
Dennis also called on schools to counter the negative influences that students encounter after school hours.
“Apart from academic education, teachers also need to impart their students with human fundamental values, so that they can make wise decisions when faced with negative influences,” he explained.