KOTA KINABALU - A scheme to help ease teachers' workloads is being expanded to Sabah, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
The Deputy Prime Minister said, initially, teaching assistants would be deployed to schools in the state capital, Sandakan, Kudat and Keningau.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, added that the number of teaching assistants would be dependant the enrolment at schools.
He said the Ministry would assign one teaching assistant for school enrolment of 500 students, two assistants for enrolment of between 551 to 1,350 students, and three for enrolment of more than 1,350 students.
The scheme, under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), has already been introduced at schools in Malacca and Kedah, he told a gathering of educationists at Universiti Malaysia Sabah on Friday.
At the meeting, Muhyiddin also reminded teachers as well as university and college lecturers to fully understand the National Education Philosophy.
"Let us go back to the basics. I am certain that if we are sincere and fully committed to what we are doing, we will succeed in producing individuals of high standing in the community," he said.