The government should pay more attention to teacher’s well fare and day off, they shouldn’t be burden with clerical work out of their true task that is to teach.
Current PBS system has made a robot out of teacher.
Horrible internet connection makes matter worse.
KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Gerakan Kebangkitan Pendidik Kebangsaan (Pendidik) requested that the Ministry of Education reviews the implementation of the School-Based Assessment System (PBS) which contribute to extreme work stress among teachers.
President Pendidik has received too many complaints against PBS that some even described it as making a robot out of teacher and that their rights to off duty has been denied.
She said that clerical work has taken over the true task of a teacher that is to teach and deter the effectiveness of teaching and learning process in the classroom, which is the main factor to determine the success of PBS.
"Teachers have to burn the midnight oil to key in the acquired data at 2 am -3 am in the morning at home. If we have 40 pupils meaning we have to manage 40 files".
"This somewhat hampers teacher’s focus in classroom, what about those who have 120 pupils?" she said.
She added, in the implementation of PBS, ministry of education should pay serious attention to teachers rights, their off duty time and their welfare so that there will be no unnecessary clerical workload.
One more thing, bandwidth is the utmost important, presently many known issues are resulted from slow bandwidth and connection problem making the process to key in data almost impossible.
"Till the new network that replace the old unreliable school net didn’t fully take place, PBS should be halted and its implementation should be reviewed," She said.
Furthermore, what of the fate of 800,000 pupils from Sekolah Agama rakyat (SAR) that had been sidelined from PBS by declining them their PBS’s codes?
"Are they considered outsiders to the Malaysian education system? What about their future? As if the government had sidelined them even though they’re Malaysian," She added.
Therefore, she suggested that teachers should be given more professional development courses and planned enhancement courses so that PBS would run smoothly.