The Education Ministry in Malaysia has recently addressed the issue of teacher shortages in four subjects, namely Design and Technology (RBT), Malay Language (BM), English Language (BI), and Islamic Education. The ministry has proposed several ways to refine the recruitment methods and is planning to conduct a recruitment exercise to offer qualified teachers in phases. The shortage of teachers is a long-standing issue that cannot be solved overnight, and it may take two or three years to tackle it completely.

In the meantime, students can still excel academically with the help of innovative learning solutions like AskGuru App. AskGuru is planning to help B40 students across Malaysia with Free AskGuru App access. This app is a leading video-guided learning platform that offers a comprehensive range of study materials for Form 4 and 5 students guided by Examiners, Jurulatih Utama, Guru Cemerlang and Subject Specialist. The app features Video Guided Learning, Quizzes, and assessments that cater to different learning styles and help students learn at their own pace.

The app has a vast collection of study materials that cover most of the SPM subjects, making it an excellent resource for Form 4 and 5 students who may be struggling due to the teacher shortage. With AskGuru App, students can access quality educational materials, anytime and anywhere. They can revise important concepts, practice past year papers, and track their progress using the app’s built-in analytics feature.

In conclusion, the teacher shortage in Malaysia is a long-standing issue that requires time and effort to be resolved. However, students need not worry as innovative learning solutions like AskGuru App can help them excel academically, despite the shortage of teachers. With the app’s interactive features and comprehensive study materials, students can take their learning to the next level and achieve academic success.


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