Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said 26,000 teaching positions will be filled next year although the world economic situation was unpredictable now.
“Whatever efforts and progammes to make education available to children will be retained as education is very important,” Hishammuddin told reporters at the Education Ministry Quality Day here today.
At the function he presented the Ministry of Education Quality Award to Sekolah Menengah Teknik Taiping in Perak in the form of a certificate, a trophy and a financial allocation of RM50,000.
The Ministry of Education Secretary-General’s Quality Award was won by the Kelantan Education Department’s Group to Raise Quality of Work which received a certificate, a trophy and a financial allocation of RM35,000.
Ten urban primary schools won the Excellent School Award, among them Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Convent Ipoh, Perak; SK Agama Miri, Sarawak; and SK (P) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Baharu.
Under the rural category 12 schools won the award, among them SK Methodist Parit Buntar, Perak; SK Sri Skudai, Johor; and SK Abang Aing, Sri Aman, Sarawak.
The New Straits Times Online: 4 November 2008