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41% of science teachers in Mísia donít hold degrees
FMT Reporters
| December 18, 2015

PETALING JAYA: A report by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia has revealed that 41 per cent of science teachers in the country do not possess a Bachelorís degree.

A report in Malay Mail Online noted that of the 41 per cent, 37.1 per cent only held SPM/STPM qualifications and 3.8 per cent held diplomas.
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41% of science teachers in Mísia donít hold degrees
FMT Reporters
| December 18, 2015

Most of the 41 per cent only held SPM/STPM qualifications.

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PETALING JAYA: A report by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia has revealed that 41 per cent of science teachers in the country do not possess a Bachelorís degree.

A report in Malay Mail Online noted that of the 41 per cent, 37.1 per cent only held SPM/STPM qualifications and 3.8 per cent held diplomas.

The report also showed that 70 per cent of teachers in general who held a Bachelor of Education fell short of the requirement to have at least three distinctions in SPM to enter the degree programme.

Meanwhile the ratio of Science and Mathematics teachers to students was only 1:17.

This is less than half of the international average of 1:8.

It was previously reported that the Education Ministry revealed less than 13 per cent of those who sat for the Form 3 PT3 examination in 2014 scored at least a C in both Science and Mathematics.

The report further stated that to meet the countryís Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workers target by 2020, a 0.2 per cent increase per annum in the number of STEM diploma holders and a 10 to 40 per cent increase per annum in STEM degree holders was needed as well as a five to 10 per cent increase per annum in PhD holders.

Malaysia has targeted to have 500,000 STEM workers by 2020.

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