MOE to raise hostel wardens’ allowance on Aug 1

Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin announces a 25% raise in allowance for boarding school wardens, which has not been reviewed since 1997. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 24, 2022.

THE Education Ministry (MOE) has announced a 25% increment in allowance for its boarding school wardens, which has not been reviewed for the past 25 years.

Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said effective August 1, the allowance for chief wardens and wardens would be increased to RM350 and RM300 per month respectively.

“The last time the hostel warden’s allowance was reviewed was in 1997,” he said in a video posted on his official Facebook page today.

In addition, he said, a total of 3,813 new wardens will be appointed in 1,874 boarding schools under MOE, in an effort to strengthen their portfolios.

He said the 63% increase – from 6,055 wardens to 9,868 – would allow the rotation of warden duties.

These improvements involve a financial implication of nearly RM19 million, he added. – Bernama, June 24, 2022.

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