Monday, June 27, 2011
Starting salary of teacher in Malaysia
A common trained graduate teacher in Malaysia receives RM2777.20 (including allowances) per month. The salary scale of this government post is referred as DG41.
It's an open secret that many graduates in Malaysia opt to become a teacher in government schools. Simply because the hours are short (have you ever seen your teachers during co-curricular activities? Too few good ones who really care), the optional part time job (we all know about it) is too tempting, only talking in classes is required (stress? what job stress?), many many off days (school holidays, people). I can go on and on but what's the point?
It's no brainer when we're talking about who are (or is) our favourite teacher(s). It's not surprising when one read about an ex-student remembering only one name of all teachers who ever taught him.
So, when I read The Star on "Union seeks teachers' scheme improvement", I felt embarrassed. What had these teachers done to have salary increments? The simplest solution is to have the students do their teachers' performance appraisals. Surely, we, the students, know best about the cikgu's works.
Afterall, the phrase "Buat kerja sendiri" has been used more often in class than "Sarang Hae You" song download on YouTube per day.
Posted by Law Chiong Siong at 11:15 PM