Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today his ministry will be forming a committee to discuss the proposal to set up a Teachers’ Protection Act.
Mahdzir said the ministry welcomed the proposal by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and will deliberate on its contents soon.
“We welcome it. The ministry will deliberate on the suggestion and form the committee to discuss the matter with our advisors,” Mahdzir said.
Ahmad Zahid had said he will bring the matter to the Education Ministry after it was motioned by a Wanita Umno delegate at the Bagan Datoh Umno Delegates Meeting 2016 last Saturday.
The motion for the introduction of the Act, was among others, aimed at protecting teachers from being attacked or threatened by students and parents while carrying out their duties.
It also aims to provide protection and defence to teachers if involved in any eventuality while performing their duties in or outside of school compound.