PEKAN: Never planned, it was all just a coincidence. Those are the words of one of the children of businessman Ab Rahim Kudin, 68, and housewife Manisah Pandi, 63, all three of whom are now educators.
The couple’s youngest son, Mohd Muzammil, 29, said he and his brother Saiful Adli, 38, as well as their eldest sister Noor Hasmihan, 43, did not expect to share the same career at all.
He who started as a teacher in 2017 and now works at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Terentang, here, said after completing the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, several applications to continue his studies were made, but the Institute of Teacher Education (IPG) first offered a place.
“The path at IPG seems to be easier for me, and thank God this year I have been a teacher for five years. In the past, I only saw my sister and brother as teachers, now it is my turn, ”he told Bernama in an interview in conjunction with Teacher’s Day which is celebrated on May 16 every year.
Sharing the advantage of having siblings who have the same career, Mohd Muzammil, who is a Malay language teacher and one of the champions of the National Level Teachers Debate 2021, said they often exchanged views, especially on teaching and learning (PdP).
“All the teachers, including my brother-in-law, if the siblings gather, issues that often arise other than PdP are related to students and schools, there are always things we want to discuss.
“In fact, I also often ask the views of my sister and brother who first ‘ate salt’ in this field,” he said, who actively guided his students in poetry until he became the national champion last year.
The recipient of the Outstanding Service Award 2021 also said that his sister, who started her career as an educator in 2004, now works as an English teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Danga, Johor Bahru, Johor.
More proudly, Mohd Muzammil and Saiful Adli are currently in the final stages of their Master of Malay Studies and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Malaya.
Saiful Adli, a teacher of Islamic Education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Abdullah, here, said that his deep interest in the field of education encouraged him to continue his studies to a higher level.
“Besides that, my wife who is a dentist is also one of the motivations to continue studying. I believe that with research, we can also gain new knowledge and share it with the community, ”he said, hoping that his parents would be proud of the success of their three siblings.
Commenting further, he who is the recipient of the Federal Training Prize (HLP) scholarship from the Ministry of Education (MOE) said among the challenges he faced was always having to maintain motivation to complete research writing in order to graduate within the stipulated period.
“When continuing our studies at this level, we have to read a lot and have to do it diligently,” said the father of two who is continuing his studies full-time.
In the meantime, the two siblings also hope that their students can adapt the knowledge learned while at school in daily life as soon as they leave school.-AlHijrah Online