The higher education ministry will work closely with the education ministry in order to address the glut of graduate teachers in the country.
"It is very important for us to know the projections (of the needed teachers) that can only be provided by the education ministry in our effort to address this issue.
"With so many students taking teaching courses, we should see that teachers are needed not only in government schools but also in private schools and to work abroad," Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin told reporters in Kota Tinggi yesterday.
He was responding to a statement by National Union of Teaching Profession president Aminuddin Awang on the glut of graduate teachers in the market.
The Kota Tinggi MP also said that he had asked Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris to pay extra attention to producing teachers for technical and vocational education and training or TVET education centres.