Issue of glut of graduate teachers to be addressed, says Khaled

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KOTA TINGGI: The Higher Education Ministry will work closely with the Education Ministry to address the glut of graduate teachers in the country, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

"It is very important for us to know the projections (of the needed teachers) that can only be provided by the Education Ministry in our effort to address this issue.

"With so many students taking teaching courses, we should see that teachers are needed not only in government schools, but also in private schools and to work abroad,” the Higher Education Minister told reporters after attending Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Semarak Komuniti Kota Tinggi programme at SK Sedili Besar here today (May 28).

He said this in response to National Union of Teaching Profession president Aminuddin Awang’s statement on the glut of graduate teachers in the market.

The Kota Tinggi MP also said that he had asked Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris to pay extra attention to producing teachers for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) education centres. - Bernama

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