Temporary Teachers get New contract in 2012
New contract for teachers
By PRIYA KULASAGARAN - Tuesday December 20, 2011; The Star
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry will issue a new “Contract for Service” for untrained temporary teachers by January.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said teachers would suffer no monetary losses under the new scheme.
“Payments and benefits given under the ‘Contract for Service’ will be the same as the previous (untrained temporary teaching) scheme.
“Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has also decided that these teachers would not have to pay back anything to the Government,” he said at the Education Ministry here yesterday.
It was reported earlier that many temporary teachers had their terms of service changed under a revision, including pay cuts and no EPF contributions.
The contract had also stipulated that teachers were to pay back to the Government the difference between their old and new salaries from October, adding that the “Contract for Service” would be issued in stages.
“It (the contract) will be for every three months or so.
“Some of the teachers may even be absorbed into the teachers’ training scheme,” he said.
Dr Wee said 7,079 of the 13,184 untrained temporary teachers in the country would start their teachers’ training early next year.
“These teachers will be pursuing their studies in education at either the Malaysian Teachers Training Institutes (IPGM) or public higher education institutions (IPTA).
“This is in addition to the 1,799 teachers who have already commenced their training this year,” he said.
Dr Wee added that some untrained temporary teachers did not meet the requirements of being absorbed into the teaching service.
“For example, 916 teachers were above the age limit, 2,012 had not completed at least two consecutive years of service, and 2,788 had submitted incomplete applications.
“We will however still make allowances for the latter group, and they have until Dec 26 to appeal ,” he said.
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