LABUAN, March 1 (Bernama) -- School teachers must support the government and not go overboard in exhibiting their pro-opposition sentiments, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
He said there was still a small number of teachers who displayed extreme views on Facebook when this should not be happening.
"I have said many times that teachers (are members) of the civil service and if they are extreme in supporting the opposition, they have to realise that they are performing their duties as civil servants, as teachers," he told reporters after attending a gathering with teachers during his one-day visit here today.
He said these teachers should remember that they are civil servants.
These extreme behaviour was not in line with the code of ethics of teachers as civil servants, he added.
Meanwhile, in BEAUFORT, Mahdzir announced a RM2.8 million allocation for 37 national schools and nine national secondary schools in the parliamentary constituency.
"The government is concerned about the comfort and future of the children, as well as ensuring good relations between the schools and parents," he said at an event to present early school assistance in Beaufort held at SK Mempagar here today.
Mahdzir also announced a RM72-million allocation to rebuild Sekolah Menengah Sains in Bukit Padang, Kota Kinabalu to replace the old building.
At the event, Mahdzir presented RM1,121,500 to the Beaufort Education Office.
He also approved an allocation of RM100,000 for maintenance works on SK Mempagar and approved the rebuilding of one of the school blocks.