A lecturer from Politeknik Seberang Perai went viral recently when she called a late student and convinced them to come to class.
Bila lecturer bagi ayat win kat pelajar terlajak tido.
— nan_ (@Nuneon1) August 1, 2019
You’re only late for half an hour, you can still make the other half hour.
You live nearby, so just come.
But be careful while riding your motorbike, don’t rush.
Puan Saadah on the phone call with her student
Twitterjaya fell in love with her for how motherly and understanding she was.
'Tapi jangan rushing, bawak moto elok elok' pic.twitter.com/qc0yw1THIA
— ain (@asyranazme) August 5, 2019
This is what we called ;
P E N D I D I K
— Jibril (@_jibreil) August 5, 2019
This is what we call educator.
Beruntung anak-anak beliau ada ibu yang baik, bertimbangrasa & penyayang mcm ni. Bersyukurlah kalian dpt beliau sbagai lecturer yg bagus & prihatin. Respect.👍💖
— M A R 🇲🇾🇹🇷 (@mar__diaz12) August 5, 2019
Lucky for her children who have a wonderful, thoughtful, and loving mother. Thank you for being such a good & caring lecturer. Respect.
Of course, many netizens also fondly remember their lecturers who didn’t share the same tender loving care for students…
Bagus lec ni dia kata â€œbawak motor slow2 . Jangan rushâ€
Lecture aku dulu : 5 minit tak sampai , saya drop subject awak
— Khairul Azman (@Khairul_35) August 5, 2019
So nice that the lecturer asks him to “be careful on the motorbike, don’t rush”
My lecturer: if you’re not here within 5 minutes, I’m dropping your subject.
I quit my engineering after my lecturer said "Asyraf you're out. I don't want to see in my maths class" if you know how much i love add math. Aku cuma lambat masuk 15 minit. Malam sebelum kejadian, aku ambil inhaler sbb lelah. Pagi tu lecturer ckp mcm ni. Aku berhenti.
— Kim Kimchi (@Muhammad_asyrff) August 5, 2019
I was only 15 minutes late. The day before, I was tired and needed my inhaler. Then in the morning, this is what the lecturer said. I quit.
Of course, many netizens also urged often-late students to buck up and get disciplined.
Bila dapat lecturer macam ni, hargai dengan ubah attitude kita. Janganlah lepas tu makin sakan hari-hari datang lambat.
Kalau tak datang, maklumkan, kalau terlambat, mintak maaf, dan kalau lecturer tu bagi peluang apatah lagi ilmu, rajinkan mulut untuk selalu ucap terima kasih.
— Faez Ne'Man (@EzNeman) August 5, 2019
When you get a lecturer like this, appreciate it by changing your attitude. Don’t come late everyday after that.
If you do not come, please inform them; if you are late, apologize; and if the lecturer is willing to give you a chance AND educate you, please open your mouth to say thank you.
To me it just teaches you to respect time, be on time and more disciplined when it comes to managing your time.
Kalau lecturer yg busy tu boleh datang class on time, why can't the students?
— Not a mind reader. (@AnxiousQuill) August 5, 2019
lecturer strict macamtu bukan apa. Dia taknak nanti student terbiasa dengan cultural datang lambat bila dekat tempat kerja.
— Shah (@abangshah_yoi) August 5, 2019
Having a strict lecturer isn’t a big deal. They just don’t want students to get used to a culture of being late even in a working environment.
Oh my God is she babysitting a 5 year old who canâ€™t differentiate the right from the wrong
— tart nenas keju 🍍 (@misshaibaraai) August 5, 2019
Tegas utk membentuk disiplin bro. Kau mcm mengangkat dan membela org y kaki lewat plak bro. Kalau semua lect mcm ni naik lemak students. Aku yakin jepun y maju y membentuk rakyat dia disiplin dan sgt menepati masa x buat mcm ni.
— hasif azaman (@hasif_182) August 5, 2019
You have to be strict to establish discipline. If you keep coddling and defending people who are always late, they will always take advantage of these lecturers. I believe the Japanese are advanced because their citizens are very disciplined and punctual do not do this.
Malaysians are notorious for being late, hence the many jokes we have regarding “Malaysian Timing”.
In fact, it’s to be expected that Malaysians will be late for almost everything, even business meetings, with a handy excuse of “jam la bro“.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.