“TEACHERS are important elements that provides a positive impact in students’ learning, as well as producing competent and marketable students who will be future leaders and the successors of future generation.”
This was said by Haji Abdul Mutalif bin Haji Abdul Ghani, the Headmaster of Batang Mitus Primary School, Tutong, on the autonomy of school leadership mentioned at the 2015 School Leadership Forum hosted by the Ministry of Education yesterday, noting the human resources that are present in his school.
“The availability of teachers who have the ability and expertise in teaching will enable Batang Mitus Primary School to shape and build highly educated students, not only academically, but also in their way of life in line with the concept of MIB,” said Haji Abdul Mutalif.
He then added that the stability of the school’s leadership is important in producing such quality education. In hopes that with the present autonomy in the school’s leadership, school principals and teachers should be able to assume the mandate given to them to realise the aspirations and educational development of the country, and are responsible for creating an effective and excellent school setting. According to Haji Abdul Mutalif, the role of school principals and teachers are not only limited to administrative tasks, but also involves moving all kinds of resources and human capital under its administration in order to successfully contribute their services.
Meanwhile Jasni bin Abdullah Tujoh from Tanjong Maya Secondary School stated that with the autonomy given to school principals, it will allow them to develop their own administrative plan so that the institution will be able to achieve success based on the geographical location as well as local social settings.