THE Education Ministry has recruited more than 5,000 untrained relief teachers (GSTT) to overcome a shortage of teachers, particularly in Tamil and Chinese schools nationwide.
Wee said Sarawak would receive the highest number of GSTT - 1,115 - while Sabah has been allocated 876.
Beginning July 1, about 1,077 GSTTs will start teaching at Chinese schools, 399 in Tamil schools, 2,980 at national schools and 666 at special education schools.
"These teachers will be trained during school holidays to ensure that they are equipped with the right teaching skills.
The New Straits Times Online: 29 Mei 2008