By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, Dec 14: Minister of Human Resources M Kulasegaran is alarmed by the acute shortage of teaching staff at Miri Industrial Training Institute (ILP) and has promised to address this issue urgently.
He noted that unlike many other ILPs in the peninsula, there was a high demand to study at Miri ILP.
“Currently, Miri ILP has 67 teaching staff serving nearly 500 students. I was told the institute is short of 20 teaching staff to ensure full capacity.
“Perhaps, one of the solutions that we can look into is not to make the hiring process too tight for teaching staff,” he told a press conference at Miri ILP in Senadin here today.
In giving his assurance that his office would look into this matter, he said: “That is why I come here today so that we can come up with plans or mechanisms to tackle the matter.”
Meanwhile, Kulasegaran declined to comment on rumours that there would be a new chairman for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The post is currently held by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
Among those present at the press conference were Human Resources director general Datuk Muhd Khair Razman Mohamad Annuar, Miri ILP director Dr Rosnah Muhamad Tahir, Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon and Pelawan assemblyman David Wong. — DayakDaily