Ad hoc recruitment of teachers at the interview stage
Posted on: Tuesday 05 October 2021
KUCHING: The one-off recruitment exercise to overcome teacher shortages in Johor, Sabah and Sarawak is still at the interview stage, said Deputy Education Minister ll Datuk Mohamad Alamin. teachers in recent years will be overcome. “The ministry will prioritize Sabah and Sarawak. Besides the two states, Johor is also experiencing a shortage of teachers, ”he told a press conference after a working visit to Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas Matang Jaya here on Monday.
During Dewan Rakyat’s session last week, Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said, based on data from the Education Ministry, that there were 21,564 vacancies for teachers across the country as of September 19. of the total of 39,000 teachers in the state, less than one percent has yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19. “There are teachers who refused to be vaccinated for health and religious reasons while the others said they were still unprepared. The ministry will continue to call them for face-to-face meetings, ”she added. Meanwhile, the reluctance of a group of teachers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at the moment has slightly affected the teaching and learning process in schools, said Education Minister Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin.
He said that although their number is only around 2,000 out of a total of around 415,000 teachers in the country, it still affects the administration of schools. “… The number is very small but since there are some of these teachers who teach the same subject, then how do we teach (the subject)? “There are also such teachers who are the only ones to teach certain subjects, so these schools will not have teachers for those subjects,” he told reporters after watching the first day of school in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tunku Kurshiah, Kuala Pilah, Monday. Radzi said the decision to transfer unvaccinated teachers to other locations was not a threat but involved the administration of schools, while the Civil Service Department required officials to be vaccinated before the November, 1st. In the meantime, he said the Education Ministry is still considering the proposal to change the start of the school term from January to March and make next year’s session a guideline. He added that the ministry has also taken into consideration engagement with stakeholders, including parents and teachers who have given positive feedback, including on the management of exams during the monsoon in some states.