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8 cases of HMs playing truant
Published on: Sunday, February 09, 2020
By: Johan Aziz
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8 cases of HMs playing truant
KENINGAU: State Education Director Dr Mistirine Radin (pic) said the department will look for the best way to address the absenteeism problem involving headmasters (HMs) of several schools in the State.

“But, based on the reports received by our department, such cases have reduced. So far this year, the department did not receive any new report relating to this,” she said after delivering a briefing at a professional talk programme at the SJKC Yuk Yin hall, here.

Mistirine said last year, the department received eight such cases.

On virus cases such as influenza and coronavirus, she said the Education Ministry was aware about it and that preliminary measures had been taken.

“For my department, I have taken the first steps on influenza, including other viruses, in accordance to the circular from Education Ministry to schools throughout the State.

“The matter has been extended and serves as a reminder to take preventive measures for all the schools,” she said.

Mistirine said if there is any such case (illness/outbreak), the school management would report to the department or they could contact the Health Ministry or the nearest Health Department office for assistance.

On the programme, Mistirine said it was meant to explain the department’s Keys Performance Index (KPI) for this year to all primary and secondary schools throughout the State.

“The programme expects all school leaders to perform their best to achieve the KPI by giving full commitment to the school’s performance this year,” she said.

She was also satisfied with the 100 per cent attendance of secondary school principals, primary school headmasters and school senior assistants from the four districts, namely Keningau, Tambunan, Tenom and Nabawan, in the programme.

State Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) senior superintendent Suriati Sukardi, State Education Department Deputies Director Mohd Zaini Yanin (School Management Sector) and Abidin Marjan (Learning Sector), the department Heads of Assistant Director, Siti Hamni Hashim (Planning and Management Sector) and Abdul Jamal Abdul Malik (Integrity Sector), also gave talks.

During the event, Mistirine also presented an approval letter to 18 students who had dropped out of their school to re-continue their studies.

Also present were State Education Department Deputy Director of Planning and Management of PPD Sector and also Program Chairman, Darman Shah Haji Asakil, Assistant Directors of Planning and Management Sector, Hairudin Shamsudin and Makmur Ibak, District Education Officers Masly Wahip (Keningau), Haison Jahudin (Tambunan), Mohd Ridhuan Yusof (Tenom), Norah Marcus (Nabawan) and SJKC Yuk Yin Board Management Chairman Kapitan Liew Ket Lim. 


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