PETALING JAYA: Every month, the National Union of the Teaching Profession receives between 30 to 50 cases of stressed teachers.
NUTP secretary-general Harry Tan said registering students’ attendance online and in their physical logbook, reporting the school’s level of cleanliness and safety, which should instead be filed by the contractors appointed by the school, are among the redundant paperwork teachers had to undertake.
“In our bid to help these teachers, the NUTP recommends that they meet psychiatrists either at the district education offices (PPD), state education offices or hospitals.
“We have also engaged with Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pic) on the issue of teachers having to do redundant work.
“He has made it a priority as he recently announced the ministry’s aim of relieving teachers from the burden of clerical duties by next year,” Tan added – the Star Online