No more admin work for teachers
The Malaysian Insight June 06, 2018
THE Education Ministry has halted its audit series with immediate effect because of the paperwork burden it placed on teachers. The Malaysian education quality standard (SKPMg2) 2017 is currently undertaken by the Inspectorate and Quality Assurance Council (JNJK). Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said teachers complained about the amount of paperwork and he decided to end the audit with immediate effect. “I want to lessen the burden currently faced by teachers. In line with the Pakatan Harapan promise, the new government aims to lessen their burden.
SKPMg2 was first implemented in March 2017 as part of efforts to ensure the education sector is transformed in line with the global education needs. However, Maszlee said the audit process and data input verification for SKPMg2 in 2017 were a cause of concern among teachers. “Therefore, I have decided to end the audit series which is being carried out by JNJK with immediate effect,” he said at the Higher Education Ministry today. “I want to lessen teachers’ burden so that they can focus on educating pupils,” said Maszlee. Recently, the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) urged Maszlee to resolve the issue surrounding SKPMg2, which was said to have burdened teachers with a large amount of paperwork.