Retired Teacher Marziah Experiences a Memorable Teachers’ Day

Source: New Straits Times

Retired Teacher Marziah Experiences a Memorable Teachers’ Day

BY: Michelle Liew

Teachers are the pillars of society and one of the people that shape us to be who we are today. Without the care and kindness of teachers, many would not be able to climb the ladder of success.

Despite her ailments, 66-year-old Marziah Che Ok, from Kampung Masjid Baru Naka managed to put on a smile when her former students paid her a surprise visit on Teachers’ Day.

The retired teacher was more than happy to see her former students, whom she last made more than a decade ago.

"I am very grateful for this sweet and unexpected reunion. I will pray for their success," she said as quoted from New Straits Times.

It was an emotional moment for her upon receiving Teachers' Days memorabilia from her former students.

Marziah suffered a stroke in 2020 and during her recovery, she slipped and fell at her home last week. The incident left her paralysed from waist down. Thereafter, she also suffered from another stroke.

"I believe my greatest achievement was successfully guiding many students from underprivileged backgrounds to be successful in life.

"I have to thank all my students, not just for this wonderful gesture but for the blessings that I have received for educating and caring for them," she added.

"To aspiring and young teachers who are dedicated to the profession, never lose your spirit as an educator, no matter how difficult it may get.

"It is not a task to be taken lightly but it will be worth it in the end. We must commit ourselves and humbly seek God's blessings to facilitate our noble calling," she said.

We wish all teachers a very Happy Teachers’ Day.