My child is currently studying for her A-levels at a college and is trying her best to improve her grades. It has been a struggle because she has not received sufficient instruction from her teachers. The 30 lessons cancelled this term have been due to two of her teachers having to observe and grade fellow teachers in the same college.
Should it not be the sole duty of the school principal to observe the teachers? Why do teachers prioritise observation and grading of their colleagues over teaching the students? In my opinion, it is more meaningful for school inspectorates to come and offer professional advice, if needed.
There have been no efforts from my daughter’s teachers to replace the missing lessons.
When the teachers are away on observation duty, students are left alone in the classroom or told to go to the canteen. Concerns have been raised at Kotak Suara Pelajar but to no avail.
Thus, I call on the authorities to look into the matter, especially for students who are sitting for their A-levels.
Students’ learning should not be subjected to any form of disruption, especially at the crucial stage of their academic pursuits. I hope to see a change in the education system to allow teachers to be more committed to their students.