KOTA KINABALU: Data revision and relocation of teachers in Sabah will be implemented in February 2016 since all the applicants’ information especially for education option for the 90:10 initiative programme have been sent to the Malaysian Education Ministry.
The state Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment cum Sabah Education Exco, Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, said the State Education Department (JPN) has been informed about the revision procedure.
“Sabah JPN with the cooperation of the Education Ministry is using three strategies to achieve the target of 90 percent of local teachers for Sabah within three years period beginning from 2016,” he said during the DUN Assembly.
He was responding to Datuk Mohammad Alamin (BN-Bongawan) about the current status of the plan to have 90 percent educators in Sabah to be locals within the next three years.
Masidi said in order to achieve the target, Sabah JPN has come up with strategic plans, including to allow Sabahan teachers posted in the Peninsular, Sarawak, and Labuan to apply to be posted in their home state.
“This strategy is has been started in the semi-annual exchange in January and June sessions.
“Currently 68 Sabah-born teachers have been approved to return and work in their own state,” he said.
He said Sabah JPN has implemented the target through the 2016 teachers exchange session that is opened in September 2015, adding that 221 teachers from the Peninsular, Sarawak, and Labuan has been approved to be relocated.
The third strategy includes the absorption of local IPTA and IPTS graduates in the education sector.
However, the department is still waiting for a response from the Human Resource Department of the Malaysian Education Ministry for the matter.
“All these strategies will be carried out simultaneously in three phases beginning from 2016,” he added. -SayangSabah