Sunday, 17 May 2009

Happy Teacher's Day

From the Star newspaper 17th May 2009:
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Government has approved an additional 2,141 promotions for excellent-grade graduate teachers and principals in secondary schools nationwide with immediate effect.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Government has also decided to create the same positions for those in primary schools.
“This increase was decided to recognise with gratitude the service of teachers in the country,” said Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, after launching the national-level Teachers’ Days celebration themed “Teachers, Builders of Nation and Society” here yesterday.

Life-time achievement: (From left) Abdul Rahim, Phua and Shahul Hamid posing with their medals and trophies after receiving them from Muhyiddin yesterday
Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Zulkurnain Awang and department director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom were also present at the event, which was held at the Islamic Civilisation Park.
Muhyiddin presented the Tokoh Guru 2009 award to Phua Seng Tiong, 64, Datuk Abdul Rahim, 63, and Shahul Hamid Mydin Shah, 60.
Phua, a former St Paul’s Institution of Seremban senior assistant, spent 39 years as an educationist, receiving the ministry’s excellence award in 1992 and the Federal Territory Tokoh Guru award in 2005. He retired as principal of SMK Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur, in 2000.
Abdul Rahim was recipient of Terengganu’s Tokoh Guru and Tokoh Maal Hijrah awards, both in 2008, and Shahul Hamid has contributed immensely to the development of Tamil-type schools in Perak.
Former education director-general Tan Sri Abdul Rafie Mahat was posthumously awarded the Tokoh Khas Kepimpinan Pendidikan.
Done reading? lol Wondered why I highlighted those words? That's my church pastor, Pastor Phua Seng Tiong =)He received Tokoh Guru 2009 award.

Now, Random pics... XD

My piano teacher, Teacher Sophie. Took this pic with her phone XD

I miss Teacher Vivian (my ex piano teacher aka my now piano teacher's ex teacher)... Long time didn't see her.
Just want to wish a very Happy (Belated) Teacher's Day to all the teachers in the world!
Thank you so much! =)