7 Reasons Why Being a Cikgu Isn’t as Easy as You Think

Recently, every opinion we’ve read about teachers online or off has been overwhelmingly negative. We’ve seen people rant about how cikgus goyang kaki only, that they’re just in it for steady (albeit low) pay and school holidays off, and inevitably, some dear old pakcik or makcik waxing lyrical about how “in my day, we had teachers who really cared about their students.” We’ve also seen government officials talk on and on about what they’re going to be doing to “fix” the education system and how the National Education Blueprint released last year is going to help us get there.

What we haven’t seen is what the teachers themselves think — so we thought we’d find out.

Published: November 2014

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