Now they say they want to recruit Sabahan teachers but they had
forcefully transfer Sabahan to West Malaysia suffering from
discrimination and underutilisation there.
While Sabah suffers from lack of teachers and high cost of paying West
Malaysian teachers that are given allowances that double their
salaries. Sabahan who are transfered to West Malaysia suffer from a
reduction of income.
No wonder the previous budget allocation for Sabah is 16% of national
budget. Most probably due to the high cost of paying West Malaysian
teachers in Sabah, because many schools are still without any table
and chairs as exemplified by one Kalabakan school. By now, they should
have chairs but we never know how many schools still suffer from the
As for responses from Sabahans in joining the teaching profession,
many professionals already applied and got these jobs. Not only
engineers, but also surveyors.
Rewards for Sabah Sarawak, teachers
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SEREMBAN: Teachers willing to be transferred to rural areas,
especially in Sabah and Sarawak, will soon enjoy monetary rewards,
said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail.
"The ministry is aware of the sacrifices these teachers are making and
has come up with a special allowance, ranging from RM500 to RM1,500
He said the ministry also wanted Sabah and Sawarak residents to join
The ministry had to turn to teachers from peninsular Malaysia to
volunteer to teach in rural areas, Razali added.
"We need more Sabah and Sarawak people to teach in their states as
they would be more suited and knowledgeable of local customs and
traditions," he said after opening the Teachers Resource Centre (PKG)
Convention 2008 at Sekolah Menengah Kebang-saan King George here.
He aslo said the ministry had organised walk-in interviews to attract
non-Malays to become teachers to boost racial integration in national