PETALING JAYA: Education minister Fadhlina Sidek has suspended the implementation of an identity management system used by teachers for filling in test scores.
She said new measures will be announced on Monday, Bernama reported.
The suspension came after the National Union of the Teaching Profession had called for implementation of the system to be postponed.
Fadhlina told reporters: “I have directed that the system be temporarily suspended this weekend so that everyone can calm down while we think of the next step. We will announce the new measures on Monday.”
The union had said that the system was not stable and that it was not viable yet for teachers to fill in the scores of the final academic session.
The identity system, developed by the ministry, is accessed by a single login through its website.
Fadhlina said the ministry would mobilise its officers to visit schools to assist teachers in using the system.
She said she met teacher representatives at her ministry yesterday to discuss the matter and several problems faced by teachers were immediately addressed.
Starting schools in January
On another matter, Fadhlina hoped the start of the new school calendar would return to January in the near future. The school year was changed because of lockdowns imposed to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, she said the number of school days in the calendar cannot be less than 190 days.