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KUCHING, June 23: Eng Guan Guch, a Chemistry teacher from SMK St Thomas, was honoured as the Kuching District Teacher of the Year in recognition of her contributions and exceptional work during the recent 51st Teachers’ Day celebration.
The veteran educator with long years of experience in a multitude of teaching grades at district, state, national and international levels, is an outstanding teacher who has also contributed in writing articles and journals.
SMK St Thomas will be her last service station before retirement, according to a press release from the Kuching District Education Office.
Meanwhile, the former principal of SK Green Road Abang Sapali Abang Sepawai was awarded the Kuching District Educational Leadership Award in acknowledging his excellent leadership and service to improve education especially in management.
A former District Education Officer in Simunjan and Saratok, Abang Sapali has made significant contributions in fighting for teachers’ welfare and remained active in various fields despite retiring.
The 51st Teachers’ Day celebration for Kuching District was held at SJK(C) Chung Hua No.3 on June 18 and officiated by the Sarawak Education director Datu Dr Azhar Ahmad.
Some 250 people comprising teachers, heads of schools and other invited guests joined the celebration.
The event was kicked off with a performance titled ‘Unity in Diversity’ that combined various ethnic dances by SMK Tun Abang Haji Openg followed by a performance from SMK Datuk Patinggi Abdul Gapor in collaboration with pioneer students of the Special Education Integration Programme (PPKI).
A group of hearing impaired students also presented a dance performance titled ‘The Sound of Borneo’, while the choir group made up of teachers and staff of Malaysia Arts School Sarawak delivered the songs ‘Kami Guru Malaysia’ and ‘Pendidik Bumi Kenyalang’.
The student choir of the Malaysia Arts School Sarawak wrapped up the celebration with a song ‘Fly Kenyalang Fly, Fly High’. — DayakDaily