KOTA KINABALU: Only 102 out of 1,036 single West Malaysian primary school teachers who have applied to be transferred out of Sabah have been given the green light to do so.
Additionally, only 109 out of 1,119 single West Malaysian secondary school teachers who have requested for the same from the State Education Department have received the approval to do so, said State Education Department director Datuk Jame Alip yesterday.
He said the department had also received applications for transfer out of Sabah from married West Malaysian teachers teaching in primary and secondary schools in Sabah.
We received 730 transfer requests from married West Malaysians teaching at our primary schools and 796 transfer requests from married West Malaysians teaching at our secondary schools. Of the total, we approved 83 requests from the primary school teachers and 92 from the secondary schools, he said.
Aside from that, the department also received requests from married West Malaysians teachers to teach at schools in the state, he said.
We received 83 applications for primary schools and 47 applications for secondary schools. We approved 22 of the primary school teachers applications and 47 applications from the secondary school teachers, he said.
Sabahans requesting to teach outside the state were also received, he said. A total of 68 requests were received from primary school teachers and 61 requests were received from secondary school teachers.
In addition, Sabahan teachers posted outside the state have also tendered their applications to teach in Sabah, he said.
We received 147 requests from primary school teachers and 39 requests from secondary school teachers, he said.
Only 37 applications and 10 applications respectively were approved by the department.