kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,

Salaries: Take care of local lecturers

IT is good to hear that teachers are getting a salary upgrade again ("Promotions for 60,000 teachers and heads" -- NST, May 17). But what about lecturers?

We are developing human capital such as graduates and postgraduate students as well as generating new knowledge through research and development.

Those in medical schools are training future doctors and specialists. Just because we are too involved in what we do, it does not mean we are happy with our current salary.

Singapore pays their lecturers 10 times more than ours.

There is no point in sending Talent Corp abroad to persuade Malaysians to come home when the ones back home are not taken care of.

I hope the Higher Education Ministry looks into this.

Source: New Straits Times Letters to the Editors 23 May 2012
Tags: teachers

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