27 April 2012
| last updated at 09:00PM
Bachelor of Education grads to be absorbed in school from May
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today that the Education Ministry is taking steps to ensure Bachelor of Education graduates from public universities will be absorbed in schools from May.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said 29 of the 4,859 graduates with the degree who were successful in the multi-stage interview conducted by the Public Service Commission had been posted to Pusat Anak Permata Negara since April 8..
"The remaining 4,830 graduates will be absorbed in phases with the first phase to be implemenetd on May 23 involving 4,671 graduates.
"Of the number, 4,116 graduates will be placed in Sekolah Menengah (secondary schools), 439 in Sekolah Kebangsaan (primary schools), 98 in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKCs) and 18 in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKTs)," he said in a statement here.
Muhyiddin said the remaining 159 graduates would be posted to secondary schools under Phase Two which would be in July.
Muhyiddin said the successful graduates were among 5,510 university graduates called for interviews by the PSC beginning January this year.
Of the total, the PSC had to reject 32 graduates for failing to submit complete documents while 557 were deemed to have declined to be interviewed when
they did not turn up (for their interviews), he said.
The breakdown of these graduates from the public universities was Universiti Utara Malaysia (90), Universiti Sains Malaysia (368), Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia (185), Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (3,017).
Universiti Putra Malaysia (482), Universiti Malaya (308), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (54), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (105), Universiti
Kebangsaan Malaysia (330), Universiti Teknologi Mara (132), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (53) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (214).
Muhyiddin also said that the ministry had appointed 2,397 of the 5,510 graduates as interim teachers to meet staffing needs of secondary schools.
"Following this placement exercise, the services of the interim teachers will be terminated. However, interim teachers who succeed in their interviews
with the PSC will be appointed as Graduate Education Service Officers (PPPS) on May 23 based on the staffing needs according to teaching options at Sekolah Menengah, Sekolah Kebangsaan, SJKCs and SJKTs," he said.
Muhyiddin said for the 2,484 J-QAF graduates from Teacher Training Institute who will be completing their studies in June, they would go through PSC's
interview process for the PPPS post first before being absorbed at schools.
The Deputy Prime Minister said a similar intake for graduates from private universities could not be done for the moment because the ministry was giving
priority to graduates from public universities.
"Public university graduates are given priority because their training in he education field is sponsored by the Education Ministry," he said.
The graduates concerned can surf the www.spp.gov.my website to know if they have been successful in being placed or not. The results of the placement
exercise will be announced by the ministry very soon. -- BERNAMA