Kindergartens mull raising fees to supplement teachers’ salaries

Angie Tan

Kindergartens that have been charging more for intakes will likely not increase fees as their teachers are already being paid RM1,500 or more. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 15, 2022.

KINDERGARTENS, depending on the region, may face difficulty paying teachers the minimum wage of RM1,500 a month, but some are trying their best not to raise fees this year, or are keeping any increase as low as possible, associations said. 

Those that have been charging parents lower fees are the ones facing more pressure to increase rates in order to pay teachers the new minimum wage that became mandatory on May 1. 

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