Saturday, July 9, 2011

Continue to improve knowledge and skills

BINTULU: Kindergarten teachers must constantly upgrade themselves by enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to be a quality educator.

State director of National Unity and Integration Department Dirwana Azool urged kindergarten teachers to continue improving their skills and be bold enough to explore more methods in teaching in order to be creative.

He reminded them their roles as an educator who must also keep up with the global changes and not easily satisfied with their current achievement.

“You should be proud of your profession as a kindergarten teacher. But somehow there are some teachers who may feel ashamed of being a kindergarten teacher. It shouldn’t be that way.

“Nowadays, those holding degrees and masters also chose kindergarten teacher as their profession, especially in private kindergarten,” he said when speaking at the opening ceremony of ‘Program integrasi pendidikan tabika perpaduan (Pintar) Selangor to Sarawak’ at Li Hua Hotel here yesterday.

The three-day programme was participated by a total of 98 kindergarten teachers from Selangor and Sarawak.

In realising the importance of roles played by kindergarten teachers, he said various integrated programmes and activities were introduced and implemented, including Pintar.

Pintar programme was first introduced in 2009 in Selangor, Sabah and Sarawak.

He noted the advantages that could be obtained through the programme like exchange of knowledge.

“There are differences of culture in Selangor and Sarawak. Make full use of this three days programme to know each other and foster rapport as we are one family within the department,” Dirwana urged.

He believed through knowledge exchange, the participants would be able to learn new things and latest approaches in ensuring creativity in teaching to entice and engage pupils.

Also present at the function were National Unity and Integration Department state deputy director Delin Liet Blaun and organising chairman Fikri Emir Zulkefli.

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