This lady was already teaching when I started in Setapak High School, more than 30 years ago. A young beautiful single lady who taught, among others, Form 6. Today I read in Sinar Harian that there was a Farewell Ceremony for The Senior Principal yesterday. I didn’t know that there was such a position as Senior Principal (Pengetua Kanan).
It was too bad that Mr. Peter Tey never received such accolade. He had to leave on a sour note in early 1981. No one even realized that he was gone. But I guess one wouldn’t helm a school for 10 years for nothing. So despite my own personal grudge, I still went to see him and shook his hand when I saw him at Malam Kilauan Emas.
Anyway, I used to feel bad about the teaching profession. Its nobility versus the peanut salary. Until I saw what Che Azizah drove to school on 20 January 2006. Peter Tey used to drive an old beat up Volvo.
Actually, Puan Hajjah Che Azizah @ Che Badariah Saad, AMN KMW, has a husband who can help her afford these things. Besides, E 240 is not that expensive anymore these days, relatively speaking.
A little bit more about the Farewell Ceremony can be found here along with some first hand photos by a former student.