Greetings. First of all, it's going to be my biggest pleasure to wish Happy Teachers Day to all teachers that have taught me directly or indirectly. Some of the community today labeled the career of a teacher is a cheap one. Some of us also did made prejudice judgment about this career as you don't need such high grades to join in the career. And a lot of us will never dreamed of becoming a teacher due to the basis of a lower amount of salary given compared to other careers. I say all of those thoughts were true after all. Nonetheless, we'll have to respect the will of some of us who did risked their very own future, neglecting luxury and performed their obligation to the nation. I respect that most.
If you read the middle column of a local newspaper for this past few days, you will notice a column written by Lokman Saim, Dean and Director of Medical Faculty, UKM. He wrote, '80 percent of doctors in the country will migrate to private sectors and among that 80 percent, 20 percent migrated to Singapore. I ask you, we give them scholarships and places in Ipta, for medical studies, then they ran away from serving the country?' Hahaha..even doctors, engineers and other professional bodies will not stay with the government forever. Then who will? I say the teachers. Both of my parents have stayed, working with the government as educators for more than 20 years and are still serving. When there's this Malay idiom, 'Guru umpama lilin' i believe that teachers are more than that.
Yeah, i really do sometimes hate my teachers, i mean a certain of them. But later i thought that that's the fun part after you step out of the school. You'll remember the evil wardens that treated you badly but then you'll realize that you don't hate them anymore, it's just sweet memories that were left behind in the school.