LAST_UPDATETue, 20 Mar 2018 1pm

Services Of Interim Teachers In Sarawak Extended

Photo: Amir ShariffPhoto: Amir Shariff

KUALA LUMPUR -- The services of 210 interim teachers in Sarawak which expire this month have been extended and the teachers are given a second chance to attend the interview with the Education Services Commission (SPP).

In a written reply at the Dewan Rakyat today, the Education Ministry said previously, the services of these teachers comprising 'open market' teachers who graduated from various public and private universities were not extended after this month because they failed in the interview or did not attend the session.

"The move was appropriate with the procedure stipulated because the SPP is a body that regulates the quality of Education Service Officers," the ministry said in reply to a question from Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong (BN-Hulu Rajang) who asked whether the ministry would terminate the contracts of interim teachers in the state.

The ministry explained that it was concerned about filling up the vacancies for teachers by ensuring that only teachers who were outstanding and of quality were absorbed as permanent teachers.

Meanwhile, the ministry said that the transition rate for pupils from the primary schools to Form 1 from the year 2013 until 2016 was between 98 and 99 per cent.

The percentage of students who completed secondary school education was between 85 and 90 per cent in 2013 until 2016.