The Straits Times
Published on Sep 12, 2012

Teaching fast becoming a choice profession in Malaysia


PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The teaching profession is fast becoming a career of choice among fresh graduates, said Joint Teachers Unions Committee chairman Jemale Paiman.

He said there were 70,000 applications last year, although only 5,000 were needed.

"The number of applications indicates that a lot of youths were interested in becoming teachers," he said.

Mr Paiman said that contrary to general perception that teaching was unpopular because of low pay, fresh graduate teachers actually received good salaries.