The Chief Minister shed tears when he recalled his childhood days. He alluded to his formative years by mentioning the hardships he and his family faced in Pulau Pangkor. “At first, I didn’t have any vision but my teachers changed all that. Now look where I am today. Whoever we are, it all starts from the guidance given by our teachers.”
Nearly a thousand teachers from all over Perak attended the dinner held at the banquet hall, an annexe to the chief minister’s residence. Zambry took the opportunity to launch 15 books which were authored by teachers from around the nation. Coming in different genres, the books were meticulously written to help readers, especially students, to broaden their knowledge.
Othman Bin Mat Ali, 55, the principal of SK Kg Senta, Bidor was glad that the Perak government was doing its bit to honour the contributions of teachers.
More, however, could be done for those in the teaching profession. According to Abdul Jalil Abdul Hamid, 56, teachers should be given their due recognition via promotions and salary increments.