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A Malaysian teacher recently went viral after his daughter posted about how excited he was learning how to set up an online class for his students but no one showed up, and now the students are apologising.
The teacher named Mustakim Bajoori revealed that his students have been calling him since the post went viral and apologising, promising that they will attend his classes in the future.
“After it went viral, many students have contacted me to apologise and promise to attend my class in the future," he said.
The 56-year-old teacher admitted that online learning was difficult to implement due to poor internet coverage in the village.
“There are many obstacles that the student faces such as not being able to afford data and having to share a smartphone with their siblings,” said the teacher who lives in Tanjung Karang, Selangor.
“I’m also disappointed that some parents are not concerned enough about their children’s education especially when they have no other choice but to use the online method.”
In order to help his students, the teacher takes additional alternatives by sending learning modules in the school’s “pondok” for his students to collect.
The Malaysian teacher had previously created an online class for his students and waited for an hour but nobody turned up, causing him to feel disheartened.
His daughter revealed that he was really excited to learn how to set up a Zoom/Google meet class but seeing as how none of his students turned up, she decided to join the class to cheer him up and managed to make him smile a little.
Teachers nationwide are doing their best to make sure students get the education they need in this difficult time.
President of the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP), Aminuddin Awang said that several elements are to be taken into account when it comes to teaching and learning from home.
"Among them are the attitudes and commitment of teachers and students towards teaching and learning, parental cooperation, device ownership and internet access.”
Let hope teachers, students and parents in Malaysia can work together to make sure students get the education they need!
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