Happy Teachers Day 2017

In different countries, the day chosen to mark Teachers Day has particular significance for the teaching profession there.

It may come as a surprise that Teachers Day — the day set aside to commemorate and honour the special work of teachers — is celebrated throughout the world on different days.

In our region, for instance, it falls on Jan 16 in Thailand; in Malaysia on May 16; in Brunei on Sept 23, in the Philippines on Oct 5; and in Singapore on the first Friday of September.

There is, of course, a World Teachers Day, which is celebrated on Oct 5. And some countries like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Germany, Maldives, Myanmar, Qatar and the United Kingdom celebrate it on Oct 5.

 But why is there this variation, throughout the world, concerning the day designated as Teachers Day?

Obviously, each of those days on which Teachers Day is celebrated has particular significance for the teaching profession for each of those countries.

In the different countries, the day chosen marks an important milestone in the history of education there, or the death or the birth of an important national educator.

So, why is May 16 designated as Teachers Day in Malaysia?

Quite simply, because this is the date the Razak Report was formally endorsed by the Federal Legislative Assembly of the Federation of Malaya in 1956, a year before independence.

The Report, named after Datuk Abdul Razak Hussein (later Tun), the country’s first Education Minister (and later the second Prime Minister), was pivotal in providing a framework for the education system in post-independent Malaya and later Malaysia.

One can only imagine the deliberations that may have gone on behind closed doors as members of the committee that produced the report grappled with the inherent problems of nation-building in this fledgling nation.

The country was demographically plural, with different schooling systems for its different communities, and the question that was surely at the forefront of the minds of the members of the committee then must have been “how do we lay the foundations for a united nation, from a diverse population with varied aspirations and hopes?”

This is clearly evident from the terms of reference of the report: to recommend …establishing a national system of education acceptable to the people of the Federation as a whole, which will satisfy their needs and promote their cultural, social, economic and political development as a nation…”

Crucially, the report recognised schooling was pivotal to the processes of national integration and sought ways in which this could be achieved.

It endorsed Malay as the national language of the country and recommended that all students would be required to study the language.

The report also confronted the complexity of the processes of nation-building in a multicultural, multilingual polity and steered clear of simplistic solutions to complex problems.

Rather than opt for a single, homogeneous school system for all students, the report recommended the establishment of, at the primary level, a national stream — called in the report, Standard schools — in which Malay was the medium of instruction, and a Standard-type school stream in which Chinese or Tamil were the medium of instruction.

While students going through the standard and standard-type school streams may have had their education through different medium of instruction, the report recommended common curriculum content for the standard and standard-type schools, thus confronting the issue of unity in diversity.

As these students progressed on to secondary school, the report recommended a single system.

And these recommendations were taken up in different ways in subsequent education reports that followed the Razak Report in the last 60 years.

As we celebrate Teachers Day on May 16 and honour the individual teachers who made a difference in celebrations held in various schools throughout the length and breadth of this nation, we are also reminded of the deliberations that went into the framing of the Razak Report that recognised diversity in forging national unity.

In a sense, some of the issues that were at the forefront back then in 1956 still remain with us today.

They are a sober reminder that nation-building is a process. It is a work in progress.

Happy Teachers Day 2017!

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MAY DAY! MAY DAY, MAY DAY.

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International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival. The date was chosen for International Workers’ Day by the Second International, a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties, to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886. The 1904 International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam, the Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.”

Being a traditional European spring celebration, May Day is a national public holiday in several European countries. The date is currently celebrated specifically as “Labour Day” or “International Workers’ Day” in the majority of countries, including those that didn’t traditionally celebrate May Day. Some countries celebrate a Labour Day on other dates significant to them, such as the United States, which celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.

Happy Labor Day 2017

Leap Day 2016

Leap Day is on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Why do we have leap years? A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the solar system’s disparity with the Gregorian calendar.

A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days.

So leap seconds – and leap years – are added as means of keeping our clocks (and calendars) in sync with the Earth and its seasons.

See you in next four year ok. [阿扎]

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December End Post 1-1

Dear Readers,
Special wishes to christian writer/author for “Merry Christmas” for those celebrating Christmas day today 25-12-2015 and Happy Holiday.

My real career is Manufacturing Production Operator and Writing is my life. Maybe I not updating my post in this end of year. But, next year in coming days I will post my story.

I’m kinda busy with my new level jobs, new place, new state and new friends.

Get ready to 2016.

Note:
1. to Izza: I not forget the “the last view” comment. I still on it.
2. Wish a Merry Christmas to my Followers those celebrating it.
3. I comes back. I LOVE WP

JUNE 2015 : Happy Father’s Day

I don’t publish any post yesterday. I was recovery from cough + sore throat, It ‘s make me difficult to writing. Plus, I can not think anything to write and I just take a full rest.

I hope it’s still not too late to write about Father’s Day

After the month of May held a variety of special events to celebrate Mother’s Day. In June was dedicated to honour all fathers around the world. For children who appreciate them, of course sacrifice unsurpassed father or replaced by property poured.

Even so, the Mother’s Day celebration more prominent than Father’s Day. Therefore, to not forget the sacrifice of your father, do not overdo it if you spend a little money and time with your father who had raised you.

To appreciate the love of parents make a surprise by bringing this man of whom enjoy a delicious dinner dish while buying something that his love and will certainly bring families closer together. For info, in Malaysia celebration of Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June each year. For 2015, we celebrate on 21st June.

FROM MY HEART:

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Special Appearance:

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