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Students in Malaysia have been attending classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this teacher’s dedication to her students is touching everyone’s hearts!
A teacher in Sibu, Sarawak received the internet’s praise after a picture of her standing outside a gate and marking the homework of students without internet, made its way around.
Mujalifah Kassim aka Cikgu Muja said that some of her students outside of the city have no smartphone, laptop or internet at home and she wanted to make sure none of her students get left behind.
"The teaching and learning platform I currently use are Google Classroom, Google Meet and WhatsApp,” she said. "But some students don't have electronic devices or Internet access at home, especially those who live in the longhouses outside of Sibu Jaya.”
The teacher of 12 years, who’s also a mother of two, said that her intention is to help the students who are less privileged to be able to get the same guidance as their other classmates and didn’t want them to feel left out.
She hopes that she can give the students motivation when she visits them, to continue studying even without the equipment to attend online classes.
The photo of her was taken by a former student who came along with her that day and she did not expect the photo to go viral, and many even asked why she wasn’t invited into the house and was marking the homework under the sun instead.
She explained that she actually rejected the invitation to enter the houses because it doesn’t take long for her to check, mark and comment on the students’ homework.
“It is better this way because in any case, I need to always comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) even in the green zone,” she said.
She also believes that she’s not the only one and that all the educators are doing their best to make sure knowledge gets passed down to the students.
"I believe every educator in this country has a deep sense of love and affection for their students. It is this love and affection that causes people to become educators to sacrifice time and energy for their beloved students.”
Many Malaysians were touched by the teacher’s dedication and praised her for making sure her students don’t get left behind.
Another teacher in Terengganu also went viral after a user posted a picture of a teacher worried for her SPM students and taking a long journey to deliver the modules to 38 of her students on a rainy day.
Thank you Cikgu Muja and all the teachers out there who are doing their best for their students!
Did you have a teacher that did their best for you too? Let us know their stories!
Info via Harian Metro
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