kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,

Teacher Transfers: Academic teachers can't move out of vocational schools

WE are a group of dedicated academic teachers who have served the country for more than 10 years in the same technical and vocational school.

We would like to draw the Ministry of Education's attention to a few issues.

WHY is it difficult to get our transfer to national schools? We are not given the right to choose the three school options like the other national school teachers have. On our online transfer (e-G Tukar) system, we could only choose a state and a district under the selected state.

IS it true that Bahagian Pendidikan Teknik dan Vokasional (BPTV) has frozen the transfer of academic teachers?

According to the state education department statistics, our school has an excess of 20 teachers, yet recently, the school received another five teachers from other states. Shouldn't the statistics support our transfer?

The majority of us who applied for transfers have served more than 10 years in the same school and we live more than 70km away.

We have worked hard for our degrees and masters in our expertise subject, yet some of us were offered to change our teaching subject to vocational subjects which we are unfamiliar with.

Isn't this a waste of experience and down-grading of our knowledge and skills?

We are puzzled why none of the academic teachers in the technical and vocational schools in our state are able to get transferred out.

This has been the case since 2011.

We do not mean to complain because we are thankful for having such a great and noble job, plus we want to continue to serve and educate future generations.

We are only asking the ministry for fair treatment and we hope the ministry could provide some feedback on this matter.

F.S.L, Malacca New Straits Times Online Letters to the Editor 13 September 2013

Tags: teachers, transfer

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