PUTRAJAYA, Dec 19 (Bernama) -- A total 7,079 untrained temporary teachers
(GSTTs) will be offered teacher training courses from January next year.
Deputy Education minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong said of the number, 4,433 GSTTs
undergoing courses at public higher institutions of learning while the rest at
teachers training institutes.
He said they were among 13,184 GSTTs who had served since June last year and
were given priority since they had met the stipulated conditions.
"The Education Ministry treats seriously any views and complaints connected
to GSTTs. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is also also
Education Minister is also concerned with the problems faced by the GSTTs.
"This announcement today indicates the commitment of the Deputy Prime
Minister who has fulfilled his promise to the 13,184 GSTTs serving the Education
Ministry," he told reporters after chairing a Temporary Teachers'' Special
Committee meeting here, today.
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Wee said, of the 13,184 GSTTs, 1,799 were undergoing holiday teachers''
training courses while 2,788 GSTTs did not furnish complete documents to be
considered but were given until Dec 26 to appeal.
Apart from that, he said 2,928 GSTTs were not qualified as they were
overaged or had served less than two years.
However, he said they were offered short term contracts which could be
renewed depending on need.
He gave his word the salary of those under such contracts would be the same
as when they GSTTs.
Wee said the Deputy Prime Minister had also decided that all the GSTTs need
not repay the salary they had received since last October.
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