| Wani Roslan |
MORE than 100 students keen on volunteering as assistant preschool teachers attended a briefing on the Temporary Work Placement Programme yesterday.
Held only for those who have completed their ‘A’ level or ‘O’ level exams, the briefing at Raja Isteri Girls High School (STPRI) was delivered by Hajah Norsusilawati binti Haji Md Tahir, Education Officer of the Early Childhood Care and Education Unit at the Ministry of Education.
She highlighted the duties of an assistant preschool teacher.
Student Siti Nurul Rasyidah binti Awang Abduhai, from Awang Semaun Secondary School, said, “It is a good programme which provides us an opportunity to be a real teacher.
“We know that there will be no remuneration … but the knowledge and experience gained is more valuable”.
The programme is an initiative by the Early Childhood Care and Education Unit and was introduced in 2013.
A total of 114 students have participated in the programme so far.
Among the objectives of the programme are encouraging them to be more productive by giving back to society through community service and inspiring the students to become teachers.
It is also aimed at providing them hands-on experience as a school teacher.