Childcarers, teachers say unfair to burden them over kids’ whereabouts

Angie Tan

Childcare centre operators say the government must not shift the responsibility of children’s whereabouts to them instead of holding parents accountable. – EPA pic, November 23, 2023.

OPERATORS and teachers of childcare centres (taska) and kindergartens (tadika) have opposed Putrajaya’s proposal to introduce regulations that would compel them to contact parents if a child was absent from class.

They said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Nancy Shukri, who tabled the proposal, should first adopt a soft approach by encouraging these centres and teachers to report the incident rather than forcing them to do so by law.

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