Education Ministry does not promise placement for graduates – Mary Yap

KUALA LUMPUR: The education ministry does not promise placement for graduates in Bachelor of Teaching from public higher institutions of learning (IPTA).

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap Kian Ching said this was because most of them were neither sponsored by, nor had ties with the ministry.

“Placement for graduates is based on vacancies in existing posts. When there is supply, placements are made, according to job vacancies and optional needs,” she said.

She was replying to Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamad (BN-Lipis) at a question-and- answer session in the Dewan Rakyat here, yesterday.

Abdul Rahman had enquired on the ministry’s mechanism in overcoming the delay in the placement of graduates in Bachelor of Teaching, of late.

Yap said since last year, the appointment and placement of graduates of IPTA and Teacher Training Institute (IPG) was no longer automatic, as appointments were permanent and no more designated as back-ups.

“The education ministry is of the view that a delay does not arise in the placement of new teachers, seeing that all teaching graduates must undergo the established appointment and placement procedure,” she added.

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