08 October 2008

Rewards for Sabah Sarawak, teachers


SEREMBAN: Teachers willing to be transferred to rural areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, will soon enjoy monetary rewards, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail.

"The ministry is aware of the sacrifices these teachers are making and has come up with a special allowance, ranging from RM500 to RM1,500 for them."

He said the ministry also wanted Sabah and Sawarak residents to join the profession.

The ministry had to turn to teachers from peninsular Malaysia to volunteer to teach in rural areas, Razali added.

"We need more Sabah and Sarawak people to teach in their states as they would be more suited and knowledgeable of local customs and traditions," he said after opening the Teachers Resource Centre (PKG) Convention 2008 at Sekolah Menengah Kebang-saan King George here.

He aslo said the ministry had organised walk-in interviews to attract non-Malays to become teachers to boost racial integration in national schools.

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