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Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek speaks to the press after her visit to SK Chepor in Ipoh, on January 17, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Shortage of teachers at Chinese, Tamil vernacular schools only temporary — Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 — The current shortage of teachers in Chinese and Tamil national type schools (SJK(C) and SJK(T)) is only temporary, says Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek.

The ministry pays serious attention to the problems faced in all types of schools, and there were short, medium, and long-term strategies to overcome those issues.

This includes appointments made through Contract of Service (COS), Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Education (PDPP), and Teaching Degree Programme (PISMP)

“The requirement for new primary school teachers is planned based on vacancies according to options and teachers entering and exiting the system according to the options issued by the PISMP training, and their recruitment is done continuously.

“This is to fill vacancies in all types of schools involving all subject options, including Chinese and Tamil,” she said in a statement today.

The issue had been discussed in several sessions involving SJK(C)and SJK(T) throughout the year to ensure all stakeholders’ concerns were addressed appropriately.

Fadhlina added the ministry, together with the Education Services Commission (SPP), always took proactive measures to ensure the issue of teacher shortages in all types of schools could be overcome.

— Bernama

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