Thursday, May 19, 2011

Disgruntled Teachers

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The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) is in a disconsolate mood. Disgruntled teachers and headmasters from primary schools were unhappy as they were left out of promotion opportunities, as announced by Najib Razak on Monday ("Teacher's Day" blog posting on May 16). “The problem started after the teachers got the impression that the entire teaching community would benefit after much media publicity,” Lok Yim Pheng, NUTP secretary-general told the Star (May 18, 2011, p N6). That's the problem when the government is selective – 400,000 teachers did not benefit, after all.

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