Alor Setar, Malaysia – The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Malaysia is planning to appoint teachers on a contract basis to address vacancies, according to Education director-general Datuk Pkharuddin Ghazali. This initiative is part of the MOE’s strategic efforts to resolve teacher shortages in the country.
According to BERNAMA News Agency, Pkharuddin Ghazali revealed that the appointment of contract teachers is a priority for the MOE, alongside the recent move to offer permanent employment for the Grade DG41 position to 9,552 teachers. He expressed optimism about the new recruitment approach, stating, “Insya-Allah, we will appoint them on a contract basis…we are improving the method of recruiting teachers for certain (teaching) options.” This statement was made during his attendance at the Bicara Eksekutif Ketua Pengarah Pendidikan Malaysia programme, held in conjunction with the District Transformation Convention.
Additionally, Pkharuddin mentioned that the MOE plans to continue collaborating with both public and private higher learning institutions to further address the issue of teacher shortages in the future.
Last Thursday, Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek announced that 9,552 education graduates have been offered Grade DG41 teacher positions for this year’s intake, marking a significant step in strengthening the educational workforce in Malaysia.