09 November 2007

Non-grad HMs to be promoted

The Star

PUTRAJAYA: More than 1,500 non-graduate headmasters in primary schools will be promoted to DG38 from the existing DG34.

Education Ministry director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said that out of the 1,698 positions available, 340 had been filled.

“We hope to fill the remaining 1,358 positions by the end of the year,” he told reporters at the ministry on Wednesday.

National Union of the Teaching Profession secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng welcomed the move as it was an incentive for those without degrees.

“While we understand that the ministry’s wants to upgrade the qualification of teachers, the service and contribution of senior educators regardless of their qualifications need to be recognised.”

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