Honours for 25 top teachers

MELAKA, 15 May 2023:

McDonald’s Malaysia today unveiled the 25 winners of the Anugerah Guru Inspirasi (AGI) McDonald’s 2023 during the national level Teachers’ Day celebration event.

This annual award conceptualised by McDonald’s aims to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional educators from the Ministry of Education (MoE) Malaysia, who have shown extraordinary dedication in fostering their students’ academic excellence and character development.

The partnership between MoE Malaysia and McDonald’s Malaysia has seen AGI McDonald’s 2023 uncover stories of ‘Cikgu Luar Biasa’ from across Malaysia. This year’s awards programme received more than 16,000 nominations.

“This collaboration has successfully increased the number of nominations by threefold, recording in excess of 16,000 nominations,” said Datuk Azmir Jaafar, managing director and local operating partner of McDonald’s Malaysia.

In support of MoE’s efforts to maintain educator well-being, McDonald’s Malaysia will also donate RM5,000 to upgrade teachers’ rooms in schools where AGI McDonald’s 2023 winners work.

“The contribution to upgrade teachers’ rooms is one of McDonald’s Malaysia’s efforts to acknowledge the contributions of educators – not only towards the AGI McDonald’s 2023 recipients but also to all their colleagues at the school,” explained Azmir.

He said McDonald’s also appreciates and acknowledges students who participated in this campaign by nominating their teachers. With MoE’s approval and consent, in addition to receiving trophies, certificates, and RM500 vouchers, students will be awarded Pentaksiran Aktiviti Jasmani Sukan Kokurikulum (PAJSK) scores for their initiative to submit compelling stories about their ‘Cikgu Luar Biasa.’

These scores can help enhance students’ overall development, a crucial aspect of academic advancement efforts.

Since its inception in 2017, AGI McDonald’s has recognised 156 teachers who have gone above and beyond their duties in educating, motivating, and impacting the nation’s future generation. For this year’s AGI McDonald’s 2023 recipients, each winner will receive a cash prize of RM5,000, a trophy, as well as a certificate.