Sabah: Why 70% teachers from peninsular?
The opposition party said the State Education Department should explain the rationale behind the deployment of almost 70% of teachers from Peninsular Malaysia to teach in Sabah.
Brister Mokujal, a youth wing leader of the party who led a peaceful protest on the issue at the premises of State Education Department in the Federal Building in Sembulan here, yesterday, said it was incredible that there were still insufficient Sabahan teachers.
The SAPP protest was in response to the recent revelation by the State education director Jame Alip that of the 1,380 teachers recruited to teach in Sabah, 865 are from the peninsula and only 481 from Sabah.
“Why such a huge number (of teachers) from Malaya? Were there no qualified Sabahans for the job?
“Why is the Borneonisation Policy provided in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 not implemented by the Federal and State governments? Where’s the priority for Sabahans?
“Why is the Malaysia Agreement not honoured?” Mokujal asked.
He claimed that there were many Sabahans were qualified for the job but had been ignored by the State Education Department.
He urged Masidi Manjun who is in charge of the State education, to explain the recruitment of teachers from the peninsula to teach in Sabah.
Mokujal later also submitted a memo of protest to Jame.
Also present at the protest were, SAPP youth chief Edward Dagul, its youth secretary Stephan Gaiman, youth information chief Mohd Najib Maidan, its KK youth chief John Stephen, and Charles Yong, its Api-Api youth chief.
source: FMT Borneo Plus
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