We were told to take blame for absent English teacher, says student


Jason Santos

18-year-old student Siti Nafirah Siman says Suid Hanapi, the principal of SMK Taun Gusi, Kota Belud, instructed her and her classmates to sign a testimonial paper taking the blame for their teacher’s absence from class for a period of seven months. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 1, 2018.

THE 18-year-old girl who is suing her English teacher said she and her classmates were instructed to sign a testimonial paper taking the blame for their teacher’s absence from class for a period of seven months.

In an email reply to The Malaysian Insight’s questions on her case, Siti Nafirah Siman said Suid Hanapi, the principal of SMK Taun Gusi, Kota Belud, was the one who told the students to sign the document.


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  • This is a clear cut case - dereliction of duties and failed responsibilities by the teacher, principal, education department officers and the education ministry that provides oversight in such matters.
    If you analyse it carefully, the crimes include abuse of power, corruption & dereliction of duties..
    Maszlee, what are you going to do about this..
    Remember, this is only one reported case...
    There could be similar cases in rural areas that go unreported.
    The ball is in your court Maszlee and we are all watching..

    Posted 1 year ago by TTs Take

  • Let us see some heads rolling. 1. The State education Director under whose watch this type of headmaster existed or was promoted. 2.The headmaster of the school where a national examination or SPM class pupls were deprived a fair chance in life. 3. This irresponsible absent teacher. We need to thank the students and TMI for highlighting this problem.

    Posted 1 year ago by Shaikh karim

  • Let us see some heads rolling. 1. The State education Director under whose watch this type of headmaster existed or was promoted. 2.The headmaster of the school where a national examination or SPM class pupls were deprived a fair chance in life. 3. This irresponsible absent teacher. We need to thank the students and TMI for highlighting this problem.

    Posted 1 year ago by Shaikh karim

  • http://www.sabah.edu.my/semtasi/staf/jainal.htm

    It says he was a discipline teacher,,huh!

    Posted 1 year ago by Julian Nagelsmann

  • It is heartening to see our students standing up for what is right instead of being bullied into submission as is more often the case. Maszlee should take this matter more seriously instead of just worrying about the colour of our school shoes. Malaysians cannot and should not tolerate such blatant abuse of power by a head master in forcing his students to "lie" and cover up for a "no show" teacher. How can Jainal's not showing up in class be the children's fault? Suid Hanapi should be sued along with the Ministry of Education to underscore the seriousness of this case, no ifs or buts.

    Posted 1 year ago by Roger 5201

  • When I was in school a long time ago the school admin will always make arrangements for replacement teachers when a regular teacher was absent or indisposed..

    Posted 1 year ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA