JOHOR BAHARU (Bernama) – The Johor Chinese Federation wants the state government to help solve the problem of shortage of Mandarin teachers at national-type Chinese primary schools (SRJKC) in the state.
Its president, Datuk Seri Tey Kim Chai said the association was worried about the shortage as it could affect the performance of the students in the schools concerned.
“The Chinese community views this long-standing issue seriously and hope the government would take immediate measures to solve it,” he said when attending a Chinese New Year goodwill gathering at Dewan Besar Wong Shee Fun, Taman Sri Tebrau, yesterday.
In Johor Baharu, for instance, there are less than 300 teachers at the SRJKC, totalling 35.
Meanwhile, the federation’s education bureau chairman Keem Chung Yee, when contacted later, said they estimated the need for about 180 more teachers for the SRJKC in Johor Baharu.
“Placing temporary Mandarin teachers at these schools is also most welcome,” he added.