Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Education Ministry targets 90% local teachers in Sabah, Sarawak by 2018


The Education Ministry has set a target of 90% local teachers in Sabah and Sarawak by 2018 through the posting of new teachers in both states.

Apart from that, the ministry said teachers who hail from Sabah and Sarawak and were currently serving in the peninsula would be given priority to return to their states of origin effective January 1 regardless of their length of service.

"The measures are being taken to increase the number of teachers from among locals in Sabah and Sarawak over the next three years," the ministry said in a written reply to 
Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (BN-Bintulu) at the Dewan Rakyat today.

Tiong had wanted to know the ministry's plan to place teachers from Sabah and Sarawak back to their original states and the measures by the ministry to ensure residents in the interior received equal learning opportunities.

To ensure the minority community and pribumis in the interior receive education of similar standard, the ministry has also conducted a programme for adult students, the Orang Asli and Penan Adult Classes (Kedap), involving 18 selected schools in Sabah and 13 in Sarawak.

"Through the programme, it is hoped parents and guardians will attend the classes to obtain formal education and raise their awareness on the importance of education for their children," it said.

To ensure the education for Orang Asli children, several measures were taken, among them – to increase the number of special comprehensive model schools; upgrade Kedap 2.0 classes with additional subjects, English and Information Communication Technology as well as the construction of centralised hostels. – Bernama, December 1, 2015.

- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/education-ministry-targets-90-local-teachers-in-sabah-sarawak-by-2018#sthash.3cWZX2ph.dpuf

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