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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Today an assembly of young teachers (below 40 years old) from Pahang, Terenganu and Kelantan was held at SMK Padang Enggang in Kota Bharu.

It was held to bring together young teachers who will bring about transformation and guide the youth of Malaysia in achieving vision 2020, aligned with the new Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia.

I think I was the earliest teacher to arrive there from PPDB at a quarter to 7 this morning. Even the registration counter was not opened yet.

Empty chairs awaiting their occupants...

The motto for this year is "Saya nak jadi cikgu"
 Had a calm breakfast before the show starts...

Teachers who went there were encouraged to like the GM1M page on Facebook (which I did) to ensure they received up to date information concerning the teaching profession specifically and education world generally.

At about 10 a.m., the show started with the arrival of Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to the main camp. As usual, the singing of the National Anthem kicked off the event, followed by "Ikrar GM1M".

Among the audience present, as usual female teachers dominated the attendance!

Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, the International Trade and Industry Minister...

After the speech by Dato' Pa (as he is fondly known to Kelantanese, especially those in Jeli, TPM gave his speech where he talked about the importance of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), which I am the Jurulatih Utama Kebangsaan for the programme called iTHink to inculcate HOTS in school. He also talked about English, which is crucial for school leavers and graduates who would like to compete in the working world. Both issues are directly related to me and boy, I have huge responsibilities to uphold!

Flat screens everywhere...