TEACHERS in Johor will soon have more comfortable spaces in which to rest between classes, as the state government has allocated RM5.9mil to upgrade staff rooms in 2024.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said the upgrades would involve 1,193 primary and secondary schools statewide.
“The funds were set aside as part of the state’s 2024 budget, with 48,500 teachers expected to benefit from the upgrades.
“The state government will also spend RM1mil on repair works at 13 district police headquarters to improve the working environment for 7,834 policemen and policewomen,” he said when tabling Johor Budget 2024 at the state assembly in Kota Iskandar.
He said another RM1mil would be spent on repairing eight army camps and that the state Immigration Department would also undergo upgrades worth RM200,000.
“The state government will also work with Kumpulan Perubatan Johor by allocating RM1.95mil on comprehensive health check-ups for about 13,000 civil servants,” said Onn Hafiz.
“The health screening includes prostate checks for men and pap smears for women, apart from blood tests to screen for cholesterol levels, heart and kidney functions, and X-rays.
“This is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that civil servants are taken care of physically and mentally when they perform their daily tasks and provide quality service to the people.”
To further improve the state’s civil service, he said RM500,000 would be spent to send 20 officials from local councils and Johor Islamic Religious Council for masters and PhD courses.
Currently, 103 Johor civil servants have post-graduate degrees – eight are PhD holders and 95 are masters degree holders.