Ahad, 27 Julai 2008

HMs want better perks

THE Malaysian Headmasters Council (GMGBM) has asked the Education Ministry to include the post of headmaster in the management group (DG36, DG38 and DG40) and no longer in the support group, in recognition of their role and contributions in education.

Its president, Ruslan Madon, said the council also urged the ministry to increase the allowance of headmasters from RM100 to RM500 and asked for an entertainment allowance of 5% to be entered straight into the emolument payment.

These were among 11 resolutions passed at the close of the four-day 14th Education Convention organised by the council in Kuala Terengganu last week, which was attended by over 7,000 primary school teachers from throughout the country.

Deputy director-general of education Datuk Noor Rezan Bapoo Hashim simultaneously closed the convention and the GMGBM delegates conference last Wednesday.

Ruslan said one of the resolutions asked for the structuring of headmasters’ posts in primary schools to be expedited and the implementation of the DG41, DG44 scheme for graduate headmasters, and DG38, DG40 and DG46 for non-graduate headmasters.

The council also agreed to implement programmes to enhance the capabilities of teachers and students in primary schools. The headmasters also agreed to use the resources and expertise at the school, district and state levels to carry out programmes that would have a big impact on students, especially in developing soft skills and preparing them to compete at the global level.

The headmasters also wanted an allocation be set aside for them to attend seminars, conferences, conventions and workshops at national and international levels in order to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Ruslan said the 11 resolutions would be officially forwarded to Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein soon for consideration.

Meanwhile, Noor Rezan suggested that all schools should explain the National Education Blueprint to students during assembly.

”It is important for students to understand the blueprint to spur them to help the nation meet its objectives and aspirations,” she said.— Bernama

The Star Online: 27 Julai 2008

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