Teacher Who Voiced Concerns Over M'sian Education System Cleared Of Any Wrongdoing By MOE

Cikgu Fadli had earlier disclosed that he had received a letter from the Ministry of Education, saying that he would be hauled up on three accusations for raising issues regarding the national primary school syllabus.

Cover image via Mohd Fadli Salleh (Facebook) & New Straits Times

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A teacher who was facing the possibility of being demoted for criticising the country's education system has been cleared of any wrongdoing

According to Bernama, the letter was signed by Education Services Disciplinary Board chairman Datuk Yusran Shah Mohd Yusof.

Following the news, the mathematics teacher from SK Gombak (1), Mohd Fadli Salleh, said in a Facebook post yesterday, 18 October, that Ministry of Education (MOE) officers also tuned in to his latest livestream to listen to the changes he is advocating, which he says represents the majority of Malaysian teachers.

"[The fact that] they are willing to listen is also a success for me," he wrote.

"I'm so satisfied tonight that I was able to express everything honestly without covering my face."

"Please take what is useful, [and as for] what needs to be fixed, fix it."

Although Cikgu Fadli, as he is more fondly known, will not be facing any disciplinary action, he stands by the view that there is a need to change the syllabus, which, according to him, is too difficult for students to grasp

"That's my original struggle, and I want changes in education. The 'damage' needs to be repaired, but not everything is 'damaged' because there is still good," he told Berita Harian.

He then thanked all parties who gave their support and for understanding the "oppression" he was facing.

He had earlier disclosed in a two-hour Facebook livestream that he had received a letter from the MOE, saying that he would be hauled up on three accusations for raising issues regarding the national primary school syllabus

Fadli claimed that the weaknesses of the education system had been voiced several times along with solutions to the officials of the District Education Office (PPD) who had attended the school before.

He defended his actions, saying that, he had used the appropriate channels to convey his concerns before taking to Facebook to vent his frustrations.

"They keep blaming the teacher, saying that the teacher is not good at learning while the teachers present are great and experienced, but are looked down upon by PPK officials," he claimed in the livestream on 16 October.

Fadli also felt it was unfair to be served such a notice, saying, "They are trying to remove someone who is stating the truth. [It is] only when things go viral that they want to issue statements and say that they want to meet me."

Read more about Cikgu Fadli's case here:

Meanwhile, a Malaysian parent living in the US has taken to comparing his seven-year-old son's homework with the Standard One syllabus that is being taught back home:

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