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IPG lecturers anxious over move to recall them as school teachers

KUALA LUMPUR: Up to 800 lecturers from the Teachers’ Training Institutes (IPG) nationwide may be recalled as school teachers, according to the National Union of the Teaching Profession.

NUTP secretary-general Datuk Lok Yim Pheng said the plan, which could affect between 200 and 800 people, had caused anxiety among the lecturers.

“Some of them will start asking among themselves whose turn it will be to go back to teaching in schools,” she said.

via ZA Ahmad November 29, 2015

NUTP president Hashim Adnan said IPG lecturers had been feeling anxious ever since they were told that they would be required to return as school teachers at the start of 2016 for not having PhD qualifications as part of IPG’s transformation plan.

He said the rule was unfair to the veterans who might not possess a doctorate but had served a long time with the institutes.

“They are already over 50 years old and ready to retire as lecturers.

“To suddenly order them to go back as a school teacher two or three years before their retirement would challenge their reputation, as some would question the lecturers’ performance,” he added.

Another issue that worries the lecturers is the change of their usual school holidays leave to annual leave from next year.

Under the transformation plan, lecturers are not considered suitable anymore to enjoy the school holidays as they are no longer teachers.

Lok pointed out that the lecturers performed similar duties as teachers.

Hashim said given that IPG lecturers were in almost the same salary grade as teachers in primary or secondary schools, their leave plan should be the same as well. Vincent Lian The STAR Home > News > Nation Sunday, 29 November 2015

NUTP gesa IPG kekal jadual cuti pensyarah

KUALA LUMPUR - Kesatuan Perkhidmatan Perguruan Kebangsaan (NUTP) menggesa Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) mengekalkan jadual cuti untuk pensyarah institusi itu yang diguna pakai ketika ini, iaitu mengikut kalender cuti sekolah.

Presidennya, Hashim Adnan berkata, gesaan itu dibuat atas desakan pensyarah IPG sendiri yang mahukan sistem sedia ada diteruskan berikutan ia akan ditukar kepada 'cuti rehat tahunan' iaitu 30 hari setahun, mulai 1 Januari tahun depan.

"Di Malaysia terdapat sebanyak 27 IPG dengan kira-kira 4,000 pensyarah, 80 peratus daripadanya merupakan anggota NUTP dan atas desakan itu kita telah membuat kajian yang mana semua tidak bersetuju dengan peraturan baru itu," katanya pada sidang media di pejabatnya di sini hari ini.

Beliau menjelaskan waktu belajar di IPG adalah mengikut kalender persekolahan dan jika pensyarah mengambil cuti pada waktu berkenaan, akan timbul masalah untuk menggantikan kelas.

Katanya antara alasan yang diberikan pihak IPG untuk melaksanakan peraturan baru itu ialah kerana pensyarah adalah pegawai kerajaan bergred tinggi berbanding guru sekolah.

"Selain itu, alasan lain (untuk melaksanakan sistem cuti baharu) ialah untuk mentransformasi IPG," katanya.

Dalam perkembangan lain, NUTP juga menggesa peraturan baharu yang mewajibkan pensyarah IPG mempunyai sekurang-kurang Ijazah Sarjana atau Ijazah Doktor Falsafah diteliti semula terutama kepada yang akan bersara dalam masa terdekat.

Tambahnya, melalui peraturan baru itu, pensyarah IPG yang tidak mempunyai ijazah sarjana atau doktor falsafah akan ditukarkan untuk menjadi guru di sekolah.

"Perkara itu boleh dilakukan tetapi perlu dilaksanakan kepada pensyarah baharu manakala yang telah berkhidmat kurang dari lapan tahun pula diberi peluang untuk menyambung pelajaran.

"Bagi yang telah lama berkhidmat sepatutnya diberi kelonggaran kerana menjadi pensyarah dan guru adalah dua perkara yang berbeza," katanya. - Bernama SInar Harian Nasional 28 November 2015




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